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Living in JB 3 (Johore)

Discussion in 'A Singaporean's guide to Living In JB' started by wuqi256, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. snowbird

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    Can't believe it!
    The Aeon Bukit Indah was totally closed on Thursday, all shops inside including cinemas, restaurants, shops supermarket, etc.
    Then yesterday, the newly opened Paradigm on Skudai Road was also totally closed for business.
    Some said was due to power failure but affecting the whole complex? Where in the backup power supply?
    What will happen to those perishable foodstuff in supermarket and restaurants?
    Who will compensate the losses?
    This is really bad.
     
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    Hi i am planning to work in sg (sales) and live in JB. anyone here doing that? Where do u all rent and stay? and is the jam still very bad? worth the travel in exchange for e savings
     
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    much hv been said abt toing n froing the causeway jam. its a personal opinion. i work freelance in sg but i m seeing myself living in puteri harbour by next 5 yrs although now i come in ocassionally. its something i m glad i can look forward to with kaki who also own units there. btw you shld buy if you plan to stay for next 5 yrs with a good budget. Compare the rent and purchase prices.
     
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    Hi Snowbird, TNB should be compensating them. Saw discussions on this. It was pretty bad. No back up at all, Even TM's Unifi was affected for a while.
     
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    Wow, that's going to a very hefty compensation bill to 2 large shopping malls for loss of business and damage to perishables.
    Hopefully the responsible parties are aware what actually happened, rectify it and don't let it happen again.
     
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    https://m.malaysiakini.com/letters/407668



    LETTER | Today is the fifth day into year 2018. The Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) toll charge has been abolished for the fifth day. Yet, we have not heard from the Singapore government whether they will abolish the reciprocal charge on their side.

    By having the RM13.60 EDL toll charge abolished on the Malaysian side, Singapore should also scrap their toll charge of SGD5.30 as soon as possible. It is a fact that both governments have gained windfall incomes at the expense of road users, including many Johoreans, since the toll war started in 2014. As a result of the egoistic showdown by those in power, ordinary citizens have had to suffer increase in cross-border travel expenses. Local businesses and daily travellers are gravely affected, yet the two governments continue with this irresponsible act till today.
     
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    Singapore side had already announced the corresponding adjustment on the toll from 01 Feb 2018.
    But all these savings may be short-lived once MY implements the VEP.

    https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/toll-charges-reduced-woodlands-checkpoint-feb-1-match-malaysia
     
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    Expect heavier jam henceforth...:rolleyes:
     
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    You are totally wrong on the Malaysian VEP issue!
    It is mandatory that all foreign vehicles, including SG cars to register for the VEP.in order to drive into MY.
    There will be a fee of RM10 charged for this VEP and this VEP will be in the form of a Radio Frequency Identification Device ( RFID ) tag, which is valid for 5 years will be issued.
    This VEP / RFID tag will be encoded with all the details of the car, its ownership, etc. and vehicles without this tag will be denied entry.
    Once the VEP is officially implemented, each time the car enters MY, there will be an entry charge.
    In the last announcement, the charge was RM20 per entry but this may change due to the withdrawal of the toll charges.
     
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    I hope the VEP will not be charged per entry.
    That will be lots of money.

    I think it is not viable for them to charge VEP on per entry basis. It does not maketh sense.
     
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    The VEP which was supposed to be implemented late last year was postponed without a date due to some technical teething problems.
    However, it will be implemented sooner or later because the takings will go towards the Fed and MY needs the money badly.
    Some people there are not concerned about what is viable or make sense to the public, more so, to foreigners.
    Just like they already imposed additional hotel room tax and "passenger service charges" or PSC for airport users despite strong protest from local tourism businesses.
     
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    Intent of VEP is to capture O/S summons at the customs, but of course, after GE, one cant rule out that an additional charge will be imposed. There's no news about any add charge at all, other than RM 25 for 5 years, so let's just enjoy the cheap tolls for now till things change.
     
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    The main concern is actually the VEP disc which has to be attached on the car windscreen. The disc is embedded with a RFID tag containing all the details of the car and car owner and this data later got compromised!
    And yes, once the disc is attached on the car, the moment you drives through the sensor, they can immediately tell how much unpaid summons or parking fine you owed and demand immediate payment and no pay, no entry!!
     
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    Right now if i dont reg with the vep website will i be able to enter jb?
     
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    RedsYNWA is right. Till date, there is NO news about any additional per entry charge from Malaysia VEP at all.

    The RM20 per entry is called Road Charge.
     
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    As of the time of my reply, the statement above is totally untrue. Till date, there is NO “Per-Entry” charge announced for Malaysia VEP.

    Malaysia has started the per-entry charge which they call “Road Charge”.
     
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    You still don't fully understand the whole VEP issue at all.
    I'd already explained in detail the nature of the VEP and how it works, go read again carefully.
    The VEP issue was already reported in the press way back in Oct 2017 -

    Datuk Seri Liow said foreign vehicle owners paying the VEP would be issued a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag to be placed on their windshields.

    He added that the RFID tag could eventually be used to pay the road charge as well, as an alternative to the Touch 'n Go system.

    The RM25 ($8.05) VEP - which will be valid for five years - will be on top of the RM20 Road Charge per entry.


    So, call it in whatever name you like, road charge, toll charge, gantry charge, etc. but it is still a per entry charge.
    Which simply also means once you leave the country but return even within the same day, you will be charged again for entering!
    Nothing had changed except the implementation date, so go read the news again carefully.

    http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se...-fee-on-all-foreign-vehicles-entering-country
     
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    You said above, “But all these savings may be short-lived once MY implements the VEP”.

    Snowbird, the per entry charge of RM20 has already started long ago. There will be no ADDITIONAL per entry charge once VEP starts. You still don’t get it?
     
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    Per Entry of RM20 - Already started.

    VEP which cost RM25 for 5 Years - Hasn’t started.

    (RM25 for 5 years works out to be RM0.013 per day).

    Do you get the whole picture?
     

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