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Johor Bahru steps up vaccination efforts to reopen borders with Singapore

We may soon be able to cross the borders to the neighbouring state again

Dewi Nurjuwita
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Dewi Nurjuwita

Have you missed day trips or weekend trips across the border for affordable shopping, hipster cafes, and some good roti canai? What used to be probably the most accessible destination to travel to from Singapore has turned into a far-fetched dream the past year, no thanks to border closures between Singapore and Malaysia. 

But here's some light at the end of the tunnel. In a news report by The Straits Times on Sunday, it was reported that the state government of Johor is launching its own vaccination plan for Malaysians who used to cross into Singapore daily. Hopefully, as more Johoreans get vaccinated, they will consider reopening their borders to Singapore. After all, Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad has said that they are vaccinating a targeted 80 per cent of the population by October.

While we wait patiently, there are various fun activities to do in Singapore – from spooky exhibitions in October to off-the-beaten-path hiking tracks to wander around in. Itching to travel? Singapore has also launched quarantine-free travel lanes to Germany and Brunei. But you don't have to travel far to experience other cultures, either. Check out our guide on how to experience Thailand and Japan in Singapore. 

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