Tag: Johor bahru

Singapore, Malaysia to hold signing ceremony for JB-SG RTS Link on July 30

Kuala Lumpur— Dr Wee Ka Siong, the Transport Minister of Malaysia, said at a press conference on Tuesday (July 21) that an agreement finalizing the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link has been reached by Singapore and Malaysia. Dr Wee confirmed that the signing...

RTS rail link connecting JB to Woodlands delayed another 3 months due to coronavirus

Singapore—A further delay of three months has been agreed upon by Malaysia and Singapore to reach an agreement on the 4.2 km RTS link project that would connect Johor Bahru to Singapore’s Woodlands district due to the current coronavirus crisis. This was announced by...

Netizens warn Johor Chief Minister against opening border too soon

Johor—Shortly after Malaysia imposed its lockdown, which took effect on March 18, it’s Chief Minister said that talks were in progress for opening the land crossing channels to Singapore.  Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad expressed the hope that an exception could be made for the...

Rare astronomical event seen in Malaysia & Singapore last week, but NASA, ESA have no record of it

Singapore—A video of what looked like a fireball falling from the sky was widely spread on social media last week, reportedly captured on February 12 at around 5am in Johor Bahru. Netizens from Loyang, Bartley, and Hougang also claimed to have witnessed the astronomical phenomenon,...

Malaysia misses deadline again for RTS decision

Kuala Lumpur—The Malaysian government announced that they have not made final decisions regarding the long-delayed construction of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project. They have requested for another six-month extension to review the RM4 billion (S$1.3 billion) project, making this the third request for...

Malaysian gov’t “committed” to meeting Oct 31 deadline for Johor-Singapore RTS Link talks

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced that the final details of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) will be settled by the Malaysian Cabinet by the end of Oct 2019. Malaysia's federal government will discuss the details of the RTS in...

S’porean woman without arrival stamp in passport asked to pay S$50 by JB immigration officer, Malaysian friend embarrassed

Johor Bahru –On June 26 (Wednesday), a Malaysian woman known as Ginelle Kyau went to Facebook to share her experience with an allegedly corrupt Johor Bahru (JB) immigration officer. Ms Ginelle was travelling with her Singaporean friend and was departing Malaysia for Singapore when the...

S’porean motorcyclist decapitated in Johor Bahru road accident

Johor Bahru – A Singaporean motorcyclist, 43, was decapitated after an accident in Johor Bahru on June 16 (Sunday). According to The New Straits Times, the incident involved a certain Xavier Liaw Ziang E who was riding along Kilometer 6.6 Jalan Gelang Patah-Ulu Choh from...

Singaporean warns public to be careful after receiving fake RM20 note in Johor Bahru

Singapore – On May 12, Singaporean Armanizam Dolah received a fake RM20 note during his visit to Johor Bahru and only found out about it after trying to use the money in another shop. In a Facebook post the following day, Armanizam shared his experience...

Explosion at Johor oil and gas facility, 2 injured

Johor Baru/Singapore -  During the early hours of April 12 (Friday), a loud explosion was heard by those living on the east side of Singapore. The blast came from a Petronas oil and gas facility in Pengerang, Johor located 15km away from Singapore. Malay Mail...