Why Singaporean Go To Malaysia in Weekend

Many Singaporean go to Malaysia in the weekend. Because of the different between Singapore dollar and Malaysia ringgit, the food in Malaysia consider to be very cheap. Currently, $1.00 Singapore dollar equals 2.63 Malaysian ringgit. Additional, GST (Goods and Services Tax) in Singapore is 7%, the same tax in Malaysia is 6%. According to average income in Singapore, the food cost will be much cheaper in Malaysia. That’s why so many Singaporean go to Malaysia in the weekend.

For many Singaporean, going to Malaysia is very easy. Many Singaporean families own cars, it only takes less than 1 hour to drive to Malaysia via Woodlands checkpoint or Tuas checkpoint. If you want to drive yourself to Malaysia, there are some points you have to notice. You must have a minimum three quarter tank of petrol when departing Singapore. Hybrid motor vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles and petrol-CNG vehicles must also comply with this rule. To drive to Malaysia, you have to pay a toll. You can pay toll with your EZ-Link card, Nets and Transitlink. You can also pay it by cash.

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