13 Jun '11, 9pm

Hour-long jams on the Causeway are causing some travellers to adjust or cancel Malaysian travel plans

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 caught in long jams the last two weekends, with some reportedly taking up to seven hours to clear immigration. The situation developed 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. Engineer Rene Gorada, 46, is among those who have had to adjust their plans due to the traffic jams. He organises bi-monthly golf tournaments for friends and colleagues living in Singapore. The group, which typically consists of 50 to 70 golfers, travels to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand for their Sunday tournaments. Mr Gorada said half of their tournament...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110614-0000060/Ca...

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