Sure, most things are cheaper in Johor Bahru but… look at the line at the causeway. However they try to speed it up, you still end up feeling like you could have raised a small child by the time you’re through. Then after the shopping, you need to make your way back again.
From 1 November 2016, it’s also gotten more expensive for Singaporeans to enter Johor Bahru. Non-Malaysian registered vehicles entering JB from Singapore now have to pay a S$6.60 toll. And if your car is still around after 10 calendar days, you need to pay a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) of S$35 per day. Previously, the VEP was at S$20 per day.
Given the new toll, it’s not always worth the trouble of the trip to Malaysia. But Singaporeans can save a lot of money when you cross the causeway for these things.
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