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The Johor-Singapore Causeway is a 1,056 metre causeway that links the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia across the Straits of Johor to the town of Woodlands in Singapore. It serves as a road, rail, and pedestrian link, as well as piping water into Singapore. The causeway connects to the Skudai Highway on the Malaysian side and the Bukit Timah Expressway on the Singaporean side. It carries 60,000 vehicles on a typical day, with particularly bad traffic congestion on the eve of public holidays.
The Johor-Singapore Causeway was completed in 1924 after four years of construction. It was partially severed in 1942 during the Second World War, to prevent the Japanese army from invading Singapore. However, it was rebuilt once the Japanese had captured Singapore. During the 1964 Race Riots, the causeway was closed from 22 to 26 July, 1964.
The Johor-Singapore Causeway is the first land link between the two countries. The second, called the Tuas Second Link, was completed in 1998.
The Woodlands Checkpoint, built partially on reclaimed land, was opened in 1999 to accommodate the increasing traffic flow and the soot which had enveloped the old customs complex over the years. The old road leading to the causeway was diverted. The old customs complex, built in the early 1970s, at the junction between Woodlands Road and Woodlands Centre Road closed after the new checkpoint was opened in July 1999, although the motorcycle lane remained opened in the morning until 2001.
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(also known as the Straits of Tebrau), separates the 2 countries - Malaysia & Singapore.
Johor is the southern state of Malaysia. Johor Bahru- the capital city of Johor is linked to Singapore by road and railway.
If there is no traffic jam, it only takes about less than 15 min to reach Singapore from Johor Bahru (JB) by road. However, smooth traffic is rarely happen. The JB-Singapore Causeway is often busy, especially during weekend and public holidays.
Within Johor Bahru, a town named Pasir Pelangi - is known to be the 'royal town', where the Sultan lives. My sisters and I grew up here. See if you can locate it.. Cheers :)
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