On Polling Day, The Jam to JB Lasted for Over 9 Hours


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What did you do on polling day? Aside from voting lah.

If your answer is “JB day trip”, we regret to inform you that you’re a basic Singaporean; everyone had the same idea to head to JB after voting.

And thanks to that, the jam to JB lasted over 9 hours on polling day.

Jam to JB Lasted Over 9 Hours on Polling Day

If you took the bus, the KTM, or even walked to JB on Friday (1 September), we’ll give you credit where it’s due: that was a smart move despite the long queues.

Those who drove to JB on polling day had an even worse experience—some were stuck in a jam for over 9 hours.

Just look at this TikTok showing the string of vehicles at the JB customs on polling day.

@frangipacineI guess everyone had the same plan LOL♬ Funny Song – Cavendish Music

Others on Facebook also shared about their experience driving to JB on polling day, with one particular user named Eddy Wayne describing it as “[s]oul destroying” in a post on the “COMPLAINT SINGAPORE” Facebook group.

Ah, of course, it would be on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Facebook group. Where else?

The user had started queueing at Tuas Second Link at 10 am but was still stuck in the jam at 7 pm.

This was the user’s view at 7 pm from the JB side of customs.


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Image: Facebook (Eddy Wayne)

Nine hours on the road, we wonder how they took their toilet breaks.

Another Facebook user recounted their JB experience on the “JB TRACER II: Johor Bahru Traffic, Crime & Community Service Report 2” Facebook group, sharing how they had been stuck in the jam for over six hours.

Dusk till dawn at JB customs.

Image: Facebook (YR N AH)

Legend has it that some drivers are still at the JB customs…

The queues were so horrendous that a tailback stretched from the customs to the Seletar Expressway (SLE).

Surprisingly, these snaking queues formed despite an earlier advisory issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) warning of heavy traffic at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints from 31 August to 11 September.

See lah… Everyday don’t want to listen. Stuck in 9 hour jam lor. 

Bus Takers Took Up to 4 Hours to Get Through Customs

Regardless, this doesn’t mean those who took the bus, the KTM, or walked to JB didn’t have their fair share of nightmare-ish queues.

In a video posted by @danny.cyc on TikTok, he claims he took four hours to get through the JB customs by bus on polling day.

@danny.cyc first time taking the bus to JB and I have to face this crowd :’) luckily met someone really nice to guide me along the way 🙏 #sgtojb #sgcustom #jbcustom ♬ Funkytown But It’s Low Quality (新版) – 怡怡子


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Another TikToker, @vj1411, posted a video showing the crowds going through the JB customs by foot.

@vj1411 I do no polling day for Singapore or johor 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Malaysian those work at Singapore all die today at jam #kumarvjboyee #jbsingapore #jam #peoplecrowd #fypシ゚viral #fyp #jbtosg🇸🇬🇲🇾 #heavyjam #BangBangBang ♬ original sound – Mitra Mitra


Suffice it to say, you wouldn’t want to be within that crowd. Just think about the smell of sweat there—no thanks.

Image: TikTok (@vj1411)

The lesson here? Maybe stay in Singapore lah.