Malaysia Lockdown : Causeway Checkpoints Update



Malaysia lockdown is in 6 hours time

Malaysia announced that it will bar Malaysians from exiting and foreigners from entering Malaysia from March 18 -31



As a result, traffic was brisk at both Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints since last evening.

Time Check 1 pm (Top - Tuas Checkpoint | Bottom Woodlands Checkpoint

A check in the morning shows traffic going both ways. There are over 300,000 Malaysians commuting to work on a daily basis. With this lockdown, it would mean that they would lose 2 weeks worth of income if they choose to remain in Malaysia or miss their families for 2 weeks if they remain in Singapore as they would need to self-quarantine for 2 weeks upon returning home during this period. The traffic was heavy in the morning on both ends with the 2 camps of people making their way back to Malaysia or leaving Malaysia for Singapore.


A check on reveals that there is heavier traffic coming into Singapore at both Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints.

Woodlands Checkpoint

Tuas Checkpoint - LTA
Woodlands checkpoint still has vehicles going on both sides. The queue towards Causeway is lighter than earlier but the queue back to Singapore has significantly increased from a few hours ago. During normal times, the situation is reversed as Malaysians would make their way home at the end of the day instead of trying to come to Singapore.

Tuas Checkpoint- LTA


Tuas Checkpoint
Woodlands Causeway - LTA

The queue towards Johor had significantly reduced. In fact, there are hardly any queues here.  As for the queue towards Singapore. An additional lane has been added to the direction of cars entering Singapore.
Woodlands Causeway - LTA

It looks like the majority of the people are trying to get into Singapore before the Lockdown occurs tonight at 0000 March 18. Will they make it in time?

PS : Post this on FB on the day of closure. Will just leave this here.





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