Hari Raya wishes to all our Muslim friends around the world! And, happy holiday to the rest of you, a belated one that is. Right before the celebration of this festive season, Singapore was expecting delays at both Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. According to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the delays were expected to begin a day before the Raya – 8th of August until at least four days later. Fret not as this matter has been resolved so no worries travellers, as it will be all smooth out as usual.
Unfortunately, travellers might be facing the same congestion in Malaysia soon enough as there are a few national public holidays not too far away from the corner. The Malaysia’s National Day is on the 31st of August and the Malaysia Day falls on about a month later from now – 16th of September. Travellers who are going to Thailand will not be facing the same issue anytime soon as the next public holiday – Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand’s National Day) is at the end of October.
However, the congestion and delays might be worthwhile as travelling around these festive dates means only one thing – to be involved and expose to different cultures. So get your ticket and travel visa ready, and off you go, to experience something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.