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Singapore Malaysia RTS saga continues

Singapore Malaysia RTS saga continues

Old May 21, 19, 11:07 pm
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Singapore Malaysia RTS saga continues

After a few delays ... another delay [Singapore, Malaysia to defer Johor Baru-Woodlands RTS Link till Sept 30]

At the same time Malaysia will reimburse Singapore S$600k for the inconvenience.

Will it ever get built?
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Old May 22, 19, 4:09 am
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Seen from here, it's unbelievable how much they can to and fro over a very short line. We're not talking Trans-Siberian Railway here, for crying out loud.

In general, MY-SG crossings are made as complicated as can - with a bit of political goodwill (which is missing, obviously) they could have joint MY and SG controls at both ends of both causeways, travellers and goods having to stop only once to be processed by both countries.

Even during the Cold War years, Hungary and Austria managed to do this on their respective railways.
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Old May 23, 19, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by SQTraveller View Post
Will it ever get built?
Ever - yes. Will you live to witness it - another question...
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Old May 23, 19, 3:09 am
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Ever - yes. Will you live to witness it - another question...
HAHAHAHA!!!!!!
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... with a bit of political goodwill (which is missing, obviously) they could have joint MY and SG controls at both ends of both causeways, travellers and goods having to stop only once to be processed by both countries.
The KTM shuttle train departing Singapore is set up this way. You hop from the SG immigration/customs room to the MY immigration/customs room in the SG building. So there is precedent for such an arrangement but as you said ... no political will to implement it for the other crossings. Doesn't help now that the anti-Singapore Mahathir is back on the throne either
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