Expect heavy traffic at land checkpoints during Chinese New Year period

Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore. Reuters file photo

Traffic through the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints will be especially heavy from Thursday, 26 January to Tuesday, 31 January 2017, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

About 430,000 travellers are expected to use the land checkpoints daily during peak periods as the Chinese New Year holiday approaches. The land checkpoints seen an average of about 400,000 travellers every day.

Travellers should also expect a longer than usual waiting time due to tight security checks at the checkpoints, said ICA.

ICA added that controlled items such as barbecued pork (‘bak kwa’), eggs and potted plants are subject to travellers’ allowance only from approved countries.

Travellers are also reminded not to bring in prohibited items such as firecrackers, said ICA.