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wuqi256

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thanks for the reply ... i have been staying in JB for the past few months back on weekend almost every week recently been ask by custom officer quite frequently... posting to see anyone encounter the same as me
Do you take train/bus/drive through? I joined quite a few carpools, took cabs, trains and go in and out so far never had such issues. Nor my wife or children as well. I will ask them though and will update here if this really becomes an issue.
 

wuqi256

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Agree sir.

For all who are new to JB and reading this, if this doesn't become a viable place then sell and look elsewhere, important thing is not to give up trying. If JB is not for you, then maybe other countries. Don't give up trying. I have shared what i did initially, get hotel rooms, drive in every weekend and see things for yourself first, then rent or buy and then mainly for own stay.

I would not give up so easily though if it was myself. Been here 10 over years, still here.
 

wuqi256

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These are mainly during school holidays or public holidays but 8 hours is really ridiculous. I would either travel by train or ferry (Changi - Tanjung Belungkor in 45 mins and then drive/cab back) if urgent travel is required during festive or school holiday season or travel during off peak hours. Best is still to take train/ferry and book in advance. Tanjong Belungkor is near to Desaru. Actually for retirement, if one stays in Desaru and/or based in SG east side, then its a straight 45 minute ferry each way. Of course there is some time to get to the ferry. Best is still by train of course.

Pickup: Changi Ferry Terminal Dropoff: Tanjung Belungor Ferry Terminal
https://www.easybook.com/en-my/ferry/booking/tanjungbelungkordesaru-to-changiferryterminal
 

AHGS14

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Long waits at Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints, with some delays hitting 8 hours

If such scenario happened more frequent going forward, many would just give up for good.
In life, there is always trade-offs. Cheap & good only exists in salesman's world. I am a retiree who doesn't live with fixed schedule except for regular medical appt in Sg. I choose my time of entry and exit and probably because of this, no horror stories so far. For just the past 1 yr, I can feel that cost of living in Sg has climbed steeper judging by what I hv to pay for makan and groceries. My savings certainly go much further in msia, with the 1:3 exchange rate.
 

mummymoo2

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Hi everyone - was anyone stuck trying at JB checkpoint this morning? There was such a long queue at 7.15am today and I tried using an alternative route near the Petronas gas station and the queue was snaking there too! In the end, I made a decision to go via Tuas. It's usually not that busy even for Monday mornings. I wonder what happened??
 

whoami

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In life, there is always trade-offs. Cheap & good only exists in salesman's world. I am a retiree who doesn't live with fixed schedule except for regular medical appt in Sg. I choose my time of entry and exit and probably because of this, no horror stories so far. For just the past 1 yr, I can feel that cost of living in Sg has climbed steeper judging by what I hv to pay for makan and groceries. My savings certainly go much further in msia, with the 1:3 exchange rate.
But things arent tat very cheap anymore in JB.....
 
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