Thursday, 3 September 2015

Crossing to Singapore via JB Sentral - CIQ in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Hi guys,

I was in Singapore on last weekend for market survey for my new business. Out from normal, we decided to park our car in Johor Bahru (easily known as JB by Malaysian) and will take bus from CIQ (the immigration Malaysia immigration check point to Kranji in Singapore.



Crossing border can be very easy if you are choosing the right time. Please avoid peak time like in the morning and evening and there are alot of people are rushing to work on both side of CIQ traffic, Singapore & Malaysia.

To save money from paying an overnight parking at JB Sentral, I parked my car at Suria City Hotel which is located about 10 or 15 minutes walking to the CIQ. It is a free limited parking and I assumed it is safe. LOL, hopefully the hotel parking don't get cramped after you read this article.

So, after changing money at a money changer at JB Sentral, we walked thru the escalator heading to the Malaysia immigration electronic counter (non Malaysian will need to proceed to manual passport stamping. Done with the passport stamping, we walked to the lower floor to the bas terminal to Singapore. No problem, you will see the signboard which will direct you to the bus area.

 

There are many buses for you to choose to cross the border to Singapore. So, on that day we choose the CW1 bus with price S$1.50 per person and the journey crossing the sea is only less than 10 minutes during clear time. Always remember to avoid peak hours as the short distance can drag you to 1 or 2 hours cramped.

Once you arrived to Singapore Immigration Check Point, you need to get off from the bus with your belonging. Don't forget to fill in the entry form to Singapore and get your passport stamp by the officer. Done with all those, you will get off from there to the bus stop and your wait for the bus there.


You don't need to pay for a new ticket as long as you have the old one. From the Immigration Checkpoint, we took the bus and get off at the Kranji MRT station and heading to town.

More options, click on the link below for Bus CW2, CW3, 170, 160 and many more. http://johortravel.com/how-to-get-from-singapore-to-johor-bahru/ Hoooyeah