Heavy traffic expected

Heavy trafficTraffic volume at the two land checkpoints is expected to rise with Hari Raya Puasa coinciding with the end of the week-long school holidays.

Traffic build-up is expected to start from Thursday for departures, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said.

According to the ICA, as security checks are enhanced, this build up is expected to continue over the weekend at both Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints.

Travellers can expect delays as for arrivals, traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on Sunday.

Travellers are being urged to alter their travel plans and avoid peak period in order to avoid a surge of people and vehicles seeking clearance at the land checkpoints.

Car pooling and using public transport was also encouraged by the ICA.

The enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System lanes at the bus halls for immigration clearance should be used by Singaporeans who are issued with the BioPass or are registered with the National Registration Office.

As for no extra cost within 12 seconds these lanes allow travellers to clear immigration through automated lanes.

The traffic situation from LTA's Expressway Monitoring & Advisory System (EMAS) installed along the AYE and BKE respectively will be able to tell the traffi situation to travellers leaving Singapore by Tuas or Woodlands Checkpoints.