Border congestion behind drop in Singapore tourists, says deputy minister


Looi Sue-Chern

Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik at the Matta fair in George Town today. He says the government is looking into solving problems at the Malaysia-Singapore border to allow for easier travelling for tourists from the city state. – The Malaysian Insight pic by David ST Loh, April 5, 2019.

CONGESTION at the Causeway border control in Johor is one of the main reasons for the two million drop in tourists arrivals from Singapore last year, said Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.  

Bakhtiar said the Johor Causeway and Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Baru was unable to handle the crowd as it was built mainly for handling cargo.


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  • I think you can forget about Brunei as a competitor. The new laws are a major deterrent to tourists.

    Posted 2 years ago by Malaysia New hope