21 Jan '12, 1pm

Thousands of M'sians return for LNY

Thousands of M'sians return for LNY

SINGAPORE: Long-distance train tickets to Malaysia have been sold out as thousands of Malaysians working in Singapore head home for a reunion with their families, ahead of the Lunar New Year. KTMB said the tickets had been sold out a month ago. Discerning passengers -- especially those going back to celebrate the Lunar New Year with their families in Malaysia -- had bought their tickets early. Train passenger Jennifer Liang, one of those who bought tickets early, said: "We were afraid we can't go back for the reunion dinner and the bus tickets are selling fast. "Also, my hometown is not like KL or Seremban, I can't take the bus directly home so it's better if I take the train." However, passengers heading for nearby places up to Gemas in Negeri Sembilan and Kuala Lipis in Pahang can still buy tickets. KTMB station master Rahman Mahmood said: "We have put extra train coache...

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