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25 Mar, 2016

Heavy Easter traffic projected at Singapore-Malaysia overland border checkpoints

SINGAPORE, March 21 (NNN-Bernama) — Traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy on the upcoming Good Friday holiday on March 25.

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said travellers can expect heavy departure traffic from March 24 while arrival traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on March 27.

“Travellers using the land checkpoints during this period can expect delays,” the Authority said in a statement today.

ICA said that security at the checkpoints remains its top priority against any potential threats to Singapore.

“With security checks, traffic build-up is inevitable, especially when a large number of travellers use the checkpoints at the same time.

“To avoid a surge of travellers and vehicles seeking clearance at the land checkpoints, travellers are advised to adjust their travel plans if possible,” it said.

The ICA said it will continue to take necessary measures to improve clearance efficiency as much as possible without compromising security.

“We seek travellers’ understanding and cooperation when using the land checkpoints during the peak periods,” it said.