I think this is my first time on the 2nd Link that I’ve photographed. Might have gone on this once for a work related thing when it first opened, but I’m not sure now. I was so pleasantly surprised. The roads are wide and clean and best of all relatively empty. The scenery was amazing, with rows of plantations and what seems like a mountain in the distance. I felt so free looking at all the land. It does feel very cooped up in Singapore and I’m so glad we’re connected to Malaysia. It’s good that breathing space is just minutes away.
Here’s a visual guide on how to get there. First head towards the north of Singapore till you get to Tuas.
You can now see the check point on the Singapore side.
Now we head across the second link towards Johor in Malaysia.
And we’ve made it over. Just look at the space. How lovely. And I somehow felt safer on this highway compared to the very crowded and filled with potholes link at Woodlands. But if you live in the north then it might not make sense to head all the way to Tuas. Another thing is. There is more toll collected here. About S$11 more compared to the Woodlands route. But I think it’s worth it if you’re heading somewhere in Malaysia and want to take a safer, more pleasant route.
The speed limit is 110km/h.
I was wondering about the barbed wire fences on the side of the highway. To prevent fugitives from escaping into the jungles and plantations to hide I guess.
And now we’re at Malaysia customs.
Everything looks so new and spiffy and we were very impressed by the smooth roads and manicured hedges.
So this is the road people take if they want to head all the way to KL, capital of Malaysia.
Empty roads are such a pleasure. Something of a rarity in an overly populated country.
There are road signs to guide you all along the way, but I would prefer just using a GPS.
Wonder what it must be like to live on one of these sprawling plantations.
We had to pay toll twice. You need an electronic card, but don’t worry if it’s low on funds. They allowed us to top it up at the Booth.
Within 20 minutes we already see the sign for the Johor Premium Outlets.
You will be able to see the Premium Outlets from a distance. Looks huge and reminded me of the one in Orlando. The design looks similar somewhat.
And we’re here. Will have to do another post on just what we saw here. Was it worth it. Not really. But I would like to show you in case you don’t want the hassle of going there and being disappointed.