March 29th, 2009 lawrence.gan
Driving into Singapore from Johor Bahru? Here are some noteworthy facts about driving a Malaysia-registered car into Singapore.
1. Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents (regardless of their place of residence), student pass holder, long term social visit pass holder and residents of Singapore cannot drive a Malaysia-registered car in/into Singapore. However, Singaporeans working and residing in Malaysia who need to make home visits to Singapore occasionally are allowed to drive their Malaysia-registered cars into Singapore on a case-by-case basis, subjected to prior approval from LTA (VEP fees will still apply).
2. If you do not fall into any of the categories in (1), you can drive a Malaysia registered car into Singapore.
3. For Malaysia-registered cars, a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of S$20 is required for weekday entry from 2am – 5pm into Singapore. However, each vehicle number is granted 10 free passes/year (as tracked from the vehicle number/ autopass card).
4. Free entry into Singapore from 5pm – 2am during weekdays and for whole day during weekends and public holidays (noneed for payment of VEP fees).
5. You pay toll of S$1.20 (at Woodlands Checkpoint, for departure only) or S$S4.60 (at Tuas Checkpoint, for both arrival and departure).
6. Flat rate of ERP charge at S$5/day, if you do not have an In-Vehicle Unit in your vehicle and happens to chance upon at least 1 operational ERP gantry.
7. There will be an administrative fee of S$10 imposed if you pay your VEP fees and/or toll charges in cash at any Singapore Checkpoint, if your Autopass card does not have sufficient credits.
8. You can be fined or taken to court if you:
i. Drive into Singapore without an Autopass Card for your vehicle
ii. Use an Autopass Card belonging to another foreign-registered vehicle
iii. There are no records of your vehicle’s entry/exit information on your Autopass Card upon exit and entry respectively
iv. You use a CashCard to register your entry and exit records or for VEP/Toll Payment instead of an Autopass card.
9. You can do those beng-beng things like printing your name and blood group (and that of your girlfriend) on your car body. But a 95% window tint, white smoke from exhaust and Nitrous injection devices will still land you into trouble with LTA and the LAW. The clutches of Singapore rules and regulations apply to Malaysia registered cars too.
Finally, drive with caution, forget about the exchange rate, and enjoy your stay in Singapore.
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