Between April 1 and April 7, the Malaysian government would remove the RM20 (S$6.43) road charge (RC) levied on Singapore-registered automobiles entering the country.
Malaysian Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong stated in a press statement on Monday (Mar 28) that the decision was made in light of the fact that the two countries’ land borders have been closed for more than two years, and Singaporeans have been unable to enter Malaysia to fill up their Touch ‘n Go cards.
The exemption was granted to avoid congestion at the two immigration checkpoints, Bangunan Sultan Iskandar at the Woodlands Causeway and Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar at the Tuas Second Link, according to Dr. Wee.
He explained that congestion could occur because many passengers have inadequate balance on their Touch ‘n Go cards or have expired cards.
Travellers driving Singapore-registered vehicles must take advantage of the seven-day exemption to top up their physical Touch ‘n Go cards or register for Malaysia’s Vehicle Entry Permit scheme (VEP), which involves installing a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag on the vehicles that is linked to an e-wallet Touch ‘n Go application.