Arriving in Singapore by land

The only way to cycle into Singapore is on the causeway that links the Malaysian city of Johor Bahur with the island nation.

There’s not too much to worry about. Follow the motorbikes at all times and make sure you get your exit stamp from Malaysia. The little kiosk that stamps you out of Malaysia is easy to miss!

The causeway is about 1km long and very low lying. On the other side, motorcyclists are separated into a special lane for processing. You might have to wait about 30 minutes here to get through the queue. There’s a simple immigration form to fill out when you get to the window and, after you’ve been stamped in, a customs area to pass through.

When you emerge, there’s a choice to go straight onto an expressway or a smaller road further to the right. Obviously you want the smaller road. If you just follow signs for ‘Woodlands’ you’ll go into Singapore’s city centre (which itself is marked as you get closer). Roads are busy but motorists are quite respectful and we didn’t find the ride in stressful at all.

Cyclists cannot take the new Second Link causeway to the west. If you’re coming from the east of Malaysia or Indonesia, a ferry to Singapore is an option.


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