Don’t Travel To JB Through Woodlands on 13 Dec (12am to 2am) Cuz M’sia Customs Will Be Closed Temporarily

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Are you looking to travel to JB anytime soon?

Either for the amazing amount of good food, or cheap groceries?

Because if you are, and you’re looking to travel on 13 Dec between 12 mn and 2 am, don’t do it. At least not through the Woodlands Causeway.

If not, you’ll be stuck at the bridge waiting for at least one hour.

Here’s what you need to know.

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Says M’sia Customs Will Be Closed Temporarily

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On 11 Dec, ICA announced that the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar and Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station will be closed temporarily.

Specifically, between midnight and 2 am on 13 December.

But if you die-die need to travel into JB during that time, you’re advised to travel via the Tuas Link instead.

It’s For An Evacuation Exercise

The Malaysian police said that the checkpoints will be closed for an annual evacuation exercise.

“This is an annual evacuation exercise to ensure that the relevant government agencies are prepared for any possibility,” said the Malaysian police.

It’s a large-scale exercise, involving up to 150 personnel.

Image: Augustine Bin Jumat /

Which means, when it starts, it’s not going to clear up so fast, eh? #JustSaying

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It’s got nothing to do with our water troubles

Now, I’m pretty sure that you’re more than aware of the current Singapore-Malaysia dispute.

Which is why you get comments like this on the evacuation.

The doomsday messenger.

Some wondered if the recent dispute has anything to do with the sudden closure.

Like suspicious troops movement.

Some just found it poetic.

And a few just felt they’re doing it out of spite.

But believe it or not, that might not be true.

We can’t guarantee lah cuz we’re not the Malaysian government.

But according to the Straits Times, a similar closure happened in Nov last year when they held their evacuation exercise.

Now, we just have to highlight one MVP comment.

Silver lining, people.

And if you’re going in for petrol, please don’t do this

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of the trick to fill up more than a full tank.

If you don’t, here’s a video for you:

Although we’ll say, don’t do it.

Not because you look damn giam siap, but it’s bad for your car.

Well, here’s the thing: your petrol tank isn’t exactly designed to be overfilled. One of these days, you might just see petrol leaking out from your petrol cap.

Plus, petrol does expand and contract due to temperature, and if your petrol is hot, filling it to the brim might seem okay initially, but a few seconds later, even after your cap is closed, the petrol will still leak out because of expansion.

All one needs is a spark and your car will be a fireball.

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