I'm in Kuala Lumpur right now, and have a ticket to go to Ho Chi Minh.

However, I consider visiting Singapore for a few days and then come back to KL. I consider a bus trip.

But I'm fearful of being denied of the re-entry when I come back from Singapore due to the short interval. That would invalidate my travel to HCMC, and I would have to buy a new ticket from Singapore for another place (except Malaysia).

Is it possible to make a short trip to Singapore from Malaysia and then come back?

  • What country is your passport? Malaysia and Singapore have different relationships with different countries. Here's a list of countries who need visas to enter Singapore: ica.gov.sg/…
    – Will
    May 22, 2017 at 7:43

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Yes, this is not only possible but quite common: Malaysia and Singapore have a land (well, bridge) border and many people do day trips in both directions. I've gone from Singapore to JB and back in an evening a few times just to eat dinner!

If you have a ticket out of Malaysia, and don't have a history of visa runs, I see no reason why Malaysia would deny you entry.

  • To add to that, since I had friends in Malaysia, I used to go every two weeks from Singapore. Malaysian immigration was very welcoming to me and didn't even ask for proof of stay or return ticket. Jun 14, 2022 at 5:05

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