The recent tension between Malaysia and Singapore resulted in several day tours to Johor for Chinese New Year shopping to be cancelled, reported Sin Chew Daily.
Groups of Singapore residents communities who organised these trips expressed concern over the strained relationship between both countries, and had decided to cancel the day trips to avoid any unexpected complications.
The annual day trips to Johor to shop for Chinese New Year goods and enjoy local delights had been advertised since November and seats were taken up quickly.
Fees paid by participants were fully refunded. Some Singaporean residents also said they refused to shop in Malaysia due to the recent tension of both countries.