'Very surreal experience': What it was like driving across the Causeway after 2 years

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After a two-year wait for the land border to reopen, multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman was among the first travellers to cross the Causeway into Malaysia.

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These were the preparations I had to make before embarking on my first trip to Johor Baru on Friday (April 1).

After two years, the land border between Singapore and Malaysia finally reopened, allowing travellers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel between the two countries without the need for tests or quarantine.

Amid the excitement for my first trip out of Singapore in about two years since borders closed in 2020, there was also a tinge of anxiety of not knowing what to expect in this "new" world of travelling.

Follow me on my journey as I record my experience driving across the Woodlands Causeway with many others when the clock struck midnight on Friday.

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