Singapore and Malaysia is separated by barely multiple kilometer primarily based on the size of the Johor-Singapore Causeway which was opened in 1923. Apart from the Causeway, residents from each Malaysia and Singapore have many different journey choices to go to their neighbor nation. However what’s so particular about relationship between these two international locations?
Singapore was a part of Malaysia for greater than two years from 1963 to 1965. After the British exit its 144-year ruling of Singapore, the Federation of Malaysia was shaped along with Singapore, North Borneo and Sarawak. Nevertheless, racial tensions grew to become a real downside in Singapore. Over the 2 yr interval, the issue intensified, and racial riots and curfews have been frequent.
Furthermore, the federal government of the Federation of Malaysia was involved that so long as Singapore remained part of the Federation, there could be variations in views on racial concord. There was the final feeling that Malays and the indigenous inhabitants within the Federation will probably be undermined. On 7 August 1965, Singapore formally broke off from Malaysia.
Regardless of leaving the Federation, it doesn’t have an effect on relationships between the 2 international locations. Actually, Malaysia is Singapore's largest buying and selling associate in 2012. To deepen ties between the 2 international locations, a second causeway between Singapore and Malaysia beforehand opened on 2 January 1998. Measuring 1,920 meters, the second causeway hyperlinks the western a part of Singapore at Tuas to the western a part of the state of Johor at Gelang Patah.
In 2007, financial collaboration between Singapore and Malaysia moved a step nearer with the institution of the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia. Iskandar Malaysia refers back to the intensive growth of the southern Malaysia State of Johor. The event covers an space of 2,217 sq. kilometres which comprise town of Johor Bahru, cities like Pontian, Senai and Pasir Gudang. On 19 February 2013, leaders from Singapore and Malaysia caught a landmark settlement to construct a Excessive Pace Rail hyperlink between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to additional spearhead the event of Iskandar Malaysia.
Let's check out 4 key information of the upcoming Excessive Pace Rail:
1) The whole size of the Excessive Pace Rail is anticipated to measure 350 kilometers and can lower touring time between Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to simply 90 minutes.
2) There will probably be a complete of eight stations alongside the Excessive Pace Rail with 7 stations in Malaysia and 1 station in Singapore. The stations in Malaysia are Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri. The station in Singapore will probably be at Jurong East.
3) There will probably be Three immigration services situated at Kuala Lumpur, Iskandar Puteri and Sngapore Jurong East. Worldwide passengers touring on the Excessive Pace Rail will clear immigration of each international locations as soon as on the level of departure. This could guarantee speedy journey process for vacationers.
4) That is the first Excessive Pace Rail in ASEAN (Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nation) and hopefully there will probably be extra such tasks linking travellers to different ASEAN international locations.