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Can one walk across the border between Singapore and Malaysia via the Johor–Singapore Causeway (Google Maps) at any time in the day/night?

I can't find much information about crossing by foot and opening hours. I know it's allowed in the day, but I don't know whether they close that option at night. There is a second land crossing between Singapore and Malaysia, namely the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link (Google Maps), but it's not allowed to walk across it.

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All three land border checkpoints operate 24 hours a day. As far as I can remember, ICA, on the Singapore side, "doesn't encourage" travellers to use the Causeway, but the access – stairs and a one-way turnstile – is opened 24/7. It is indeed faster sometimes, when traffic is bad. But at night, I don't see the attraction in doing so.

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    +1. It's a long walk (over 2km) and there are no facilities for pedestrians on the Malaysian side, meaning you're sharing the road with cars etc -- particularly dangerous at night when it's dark and traffic moves fast. Nov 11, 2023 at 20:30
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    The train checkpoint IIRC usually would be open only when there's trains Nov 12, 2023 at 10:06
  • @JourneymanGeek The ICA link above states that Woodlands Train Checkpoint is 24 hours too. Not sure myself, as I haven't tried that one – but I trust ICA :-)
    – dda
    Nov 12, 2023 at 11:24
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    True, but - there's no point in manning the place unless there's a train and there's no point going to the checkpoint without a train.. And I used to live next to the old trainstation so I know there's very few trains. I guess in theory you could pass through an automated gate... but then what? Nov 12, 2023 at 11:38
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Malaysia Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Reopening of Land Borders (Vaccinated Travel) between Malaysia and Singapore (2022-03-25):

Pedestrians are permitted to walk across the Causeway and Tuas Second Link.

I can find no specific prohibition on walking at night so I assume walking is perfectly legal at all hours including at night.

It is common during peak hours (when walking can be faster than any vehicle):

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For long stretches, there is no pavement/sidewalk so you have to walk on the road, which can be dangerous especially at night.


Comment on Second Link: The Wikipedia page claims that "travellers are not allowed to walk along the lengthy Second Link" but this is false or at least contradicts the above cited FAQ.

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    I have been detained when trying to walk out of tuas and was given a warning. DO NOT walk on Tuas. Nov 12, 2023 at 5:00
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    I walked on causeway once, when traffic was bad. It was quicker than waiting for bus. Nov 12, 2023 at 5:01
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    @user182601 Pedestrians are definitely not permitted on the Second Link, which is also much longer (10+ km) and impractical even if it was allowed. Nov 12, 2023 at 8:28
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    I can confirm there's no walkway for humans along the second link. Nov 12, 2023 at 10:06
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    @user182601 It's 10 km between the last expressway entrance in Singapore and the first exit in Malaysia: maps.app.goo.gl/DPmB2EtLe8rFDZfYA Nov 12, 2023 at 20:08

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