23 Nov '11, 3pm
No need to fill up "White Card" to enter Malaysia due to shortage of cards
SINGAPORE - Travellers crossing the causeway into Malaysia will not need to fill up the white immigration cards, for now. This is a temporary measure due to the shortage of cards. A sign at the Tourism Malaysia office showed that the white cards have not been distributed since June this year. A spokesperson said new stock should arrive in about two weeks. In the meantime, travellers have been assured that they need not fill up the immigration forms. Malaysian authorities said that should speed up clearance at customs with the surge in visitor numbers expected during the year-end school holiday and festive period. Zalizam Zakaria, director at Tourism Malaysia's Singapore office, said: "Whenever you go through the second link or the causeway, you can pass through without filling up the white card. The immigration officer will do the necessary procedures."