ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
January 4, 2008
MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE ROAD LINK
Motorists using the Second Link and the Johor Causeway linking Singapore and the Peninsular Malaysia will have to pay more when the revised toll rates for the two linkages takes effect on Feb 1.
Motorists on both inward and outward-bound on the Second Link in Tuas will pay additional charges between S$0.10 and S$4.40 while certain types of vehicles leaving the island state via the Causeway will incur extra charges of either S$0.10 or S$0.20.
Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) said the city-state's toll rates on both links were pegged to those set by Malaysia.
"The current revision of Singapore's toll rates on both links takes into consideration the new rates introduced by Malaysia on Jan 1, and the current Singapore Dollar-Malaysian Ringgit exchange rate," it said in a statement.
For outward bound traffic on the Causeway, only van, small and big lorries and buses were affected by the new toll charges while the rates for cars and taxis remained the same at S$1.20 and S$0.60 respectively.
The toll charges for van and small lorries would be S$1.90 from S$1.80 currently, while big lorries at S$2.60 from S$2.40.
There were no charges for motorcycles using the Causeway.
The current toll rates for the Second Link and the Causeway were introduced in July 2005 and March 2002 respectively.