13 Jun '11, 10am

(CNA|sg) Travellers thinking twice about Johor trips

SINGAPORE: The traffic snarl plaguing the Causeway and the Second Link on weekends is causing some frequent travellers to hold back on trips up north. Motorists have been locked in jams the last two weekends, with some reportedly taking up to seven hours to clear immigration. This comes after Malaysia rolled out its biometric fingerprint system at the start of the month, which requires travellers to scan both index fingers in addition to getting their passports stamped. 46-year-old engineer, Rene Gorada, organises bi-monthly golf tournaments for people living in Singapore. The group, which typically consists of 50 to 70 golfers, would travel to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand for their Sunday tournaments. Mr Gorada said half their games are held in Johor Bahru. He said: "You need to get to the golf course on time. Some of them are suggesting...

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