Tag: Tuas checkpoint

Heavy Thursday traffic at Tuas checkpoint due to immigration clearance resolved

Singapore —  Unusually heavy traffic was reported at Tuas Checkpoint on Thursday morning, August 29. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority started issuing advisories to motorists regarding the build-up at 7:24 am, local time, via its Facebook page. Heavy arrival and departure traffic at Tuas checkpoint....

M’sia sets up special committee to look into Causeway congestion

A special committee in Malaysia has been formed to consider measures to ease congestion at the Causeway, including expanding the link, building a covered walkway and creating a shipping lane. The committee, chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad met on Wednesday (August...

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...

ICA seizes 6,000 cartons of contraband cigarettes hidden in gaming machines

Singapore – On March 11 (Monday), the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) confiscated 6,000 cigarettes hidden in gaming machines at a warehouse in Tuas Avenue 3. A press release on March 13 by the ICA stated the discovery of the smuggled items hidden in 10...

Kittens in pants: Man tries to smuggle kittens at Tuas Checkpoint

Singapore – It was one of those days when an officer at Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) saw unusual items being brought into the country. This time, it was four healthy kittens hiding in a man’s pants as he was trying to cross Tuas...

ICA media statement sheds light on why Causeway is so clogged this month and gives travel tips to all motorists

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) issued a statement on December 19 to formally address multiple media queries on why the Woodlands and Tuas land crossings between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is so congested this month. In the media statement, ICA shared the need-to-know information...

ICA pins blame for heavy Causeway traffic on a bomb hoax, car breakdowns, and queue-cutting

The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said via a press release on Wednesday, December 19, that the horrific congestion experienced by motorists driving on the Causeway on December 14 and again on the 16th was due to a bomb hoax, vehicle breakdowns and numerous...

Johor also affected by heavy traffic because of stricter ICA checks at Woodlands and the Second Link

Traffic has been unusually heavy at Woodlands and Tuas of late, with delays being reported of not only 4 to 5 hours, and a few reports saying they’ve experienced even 8-hour delays. It has gotten to the point that the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has advised...

Massive jams at Tuas and Woodlands, holding traffic up to 8 hours

Singapore – On December 14 at 6:20pm, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) posted via their Facebook page that heavy arrival and departure traffic are currently being experienced by Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints and that delays are to be expected. They also added that...

Man tried to enter Singapore at Tuas Checkpoint with 12 sedated puppies in his car – 3 died after

On Tuesday, December 11, a Singaporean man tried to enter Singapore at Tuas Checkpoint with 12 sedated puppies stashed in the spare tyre compartment of his car. Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers apprehended him, and he is currently under investigation. Three of the little puppies...