Delays expected at checkpoints over Hari Raya, National Day weekend

SINGAPORE - Traffic flow through the land checkpoints at Woodlands and Tuas is expected to be heavy next week over the Hari Raya and National Day public holidays.

The Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) has advised travellers to expect delays from the eve of theholidays on Aug 7 (Wednesday) until Aug 11 (Sunday). Where possible, travellers should also adjust their travel plans.

The ICA is also advising travellers who are driving to help ease congestion at the checkpoints by maintaining lane discipline at all times. Usage of car-pool and public transport is also encouraged during the peak period.

Singaporeans issued with the BioPass or registered with the National Registration Office are encouraged to use the enhanced Immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS) lanes at the bus halls for swift clearance.

Travellers are also reminded to ensure that they are carrying their own passports before presenting themselves for immigration clearance at the checkpoints for clearance efficiency.

Before departure, travellers may visit LTA's One Motoring website (http://www.onemotoring.com.sg), call the traffic information hotline at 6863-0117 or listen to TrafficWatch on the radio for traffic updates.

ysheryl@sph.com.sg