• Heavy traffic is expected during Qing Ming Festival and Good Friday long weekend
• Land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas will experience congestion
• Tips for navigating the traffic and alternatives to avoid it
The days are getting busy, friends.
The Qing Ming Festival and the Good Friday long weekend are coming soon.
That means many people will be on the move.
The land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas will be packed with cars and buses.
A Sea of Vehicles
The traffic is going to be like a sea of vehicles.
Last year during the March school holidays, about 376,000 travelers crossed the land checkpoints daily.
“Continuous tailbacks for departure traffic are also expected from the Causeway,” says the ICA.
Prepare for the Wait
Just like a snail on the road, the traffic will move slowly.
During the Good Friday long weekend in 2019, more than one million travelers crossed the land checkpoints.
The average waiting time for travelers departing by car was about three hours.
You should pack some snacks and games for the ride.
A Busy Time
The roads will be extra busy from 3 April 2023 (Monday) to 11 April 2023 (Tuesday).
If you plan to go to Malaysia or enter Singapore by car or bus, prepare for a long wait.
Consider putting off non-essential travel so you avoid getting caught in the crowd.
Actionable and Practical Takeaways
• Plan your trips around the busy dates
• Allow extra time for immigration clearance
• Consider postponing non-essential travel to avoid congestion
In the End, the Choice is Yours
Now you know what to expect during the Qing Ming Festival and the Good Friday long weekend.
The land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas will be very busy.
You can plan for the Wait or choose to stay home. The choice is yours, my friends.
What do you think? Will you brave the traffic or stay home during the upcoming holidays? Let us know in the comments below!