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Heavy outbound traffic at Woodlands, Tuas checkpoints

SINGAPORE — Both land checkpoints in Singapore were choked with outgoing traffic yesterday morning, the first day of a long weekend which ends on Monday.

The Causeway was jammed with vehicles entering Malaysia yesterday. Photo: Wee Teck Hian

The Causeway was jammed with vehicles entering Malaysia yesterday. Photo: Wee Teck Hian

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SINGAPORE — Both land checkpoints in Singapore were choked with outgoing traffic yesterday morning, the first day of a long weekend which ends on Monday.

In a statement released around 1.30pm, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said it had deployed more staff and opened additional lanes and counters at both the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, in view of the “very heavy and slow-moving” traffic.

“We seek the understanding and cooperation of travellers when using the checkpoints during this peak period,” it said.

The ICA advised travellers and motorists who intend to use the two land checkpoints to keep updated on the traffic situation by checking the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System, installed along the Ayer Rajah Expressway and Bukit Timah Expressway, or calling the traffic information hotline at 6863 0117.

Traffic updates will also be broadcast on the radio and will be available on the LTA’s ONE.MOTORING website, www.onemotoring.com.sg, and MyTransport.SG portal.

In March, President Tony Tan Keng Yam declared that, as part of the Jubilee celebration, Aug 7 would be a public holiday, making this weekend four days long, with Monday also a public holiday as this National Day falls on a Sunday. Government leaders have since been urging Singaporeans not to take advantage of this specially-designated break to vacation out of Singapore.

Culture, Community, and Youth Minister Lawrence Wong said: “You can find a long weekend easily and will be able to make holiday plans. But you will never get another chance to celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee again.”

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