I am considering, at some point in the future, driving from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. Assume I am not a citizen of Malaysia or Singapore and will receive a 14 day tourist visa upon land entry.

Is this possible? If so, how would I reasonably go about doing this?

Driving from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Baru and then finding alternate means (bus, taxi) onto Singapore is acceptable. I suspect the requirements to drive in Singapore are much more stringent then driving in Malaysia. Please recommend the means to get from Johor Baru to Singapore if I can only drive to Johor Baru.

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First of all, unless you really need your car in Singapore, there's no need to drive, or even go via Johor Bahru: there are lots of cheap flights, buses and even a train from KL direct to Singapore. See Wikivoyage for the full scoop.

But assuming you insist, and you're driving a West Malaysian-registered vehicle, the Land Transport Authority has a handy guide for you. Quick summary:

Before entering Singapore, please ensure that you have:

  • valid insurance coverage for your vehicle for the duration of your vehicle’s stay in Singapore
  • valid road tax for your vehicle
  • an Autopass Card with sufficient value
  • an In-Vehicle Unit (IU) – either install a permanent one at IU Service Centres or rent one at Tuas/Woodlands Checkpoints – if your vehicle needs to pass through priced roads during Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) hours

You can buy the AutoPass on entry (S$10) and the IU rental costs $5/day. The nationality of the driver or passengers makes no difference, although obviously you need to have visas etc if needed.

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