In response to media queries, a Land Transport Authority (LTA) spokesperson noted from media reports that Malaysia’s Works Ministry will increase toll charges for all vehicles, except motorcycles, travelling from Singapore to Johor through the Johor Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) complex at the Causeway, as well as introduce a new Causeway toll for all vehicles travelling from Johor to Singapore, both with effect from 1 August 2014. The spokesperson also noted that these Causeway toll changes are different from Malaysia’s earlier announcement to impose an entry fee on foreign-registered vehicles entering Johor.
The spokesperson explained that it has been the Singapore Government’s practice to peg Singapore’s tolls to match those set by Malaysia at the Causeway and the Second Link. If there is indeed a new toll, or an increase in toll charges, at the Causeway, the Singapore Government will match the new toll and increase in toll charges in due course. The spokesperson said that the Singapore Government has not received any communication from the Malaysian authorities on this new toll or increase in toll charges, and has requested for official confirmation from the Malaysian government of the media reports.
On the proposed entry fee on foreign-registered vehicles entering Johor, the spokesperson said that Singapore had earlier contacted the Malaysian Government to seek details, and is awaiting Malaysia’s reply before deciding on our response.