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
    Commented 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. Commented Jun 14, 2022 at 5:05

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