JOHOR BAHRU – Scores of Malaysians screamed and shouted for joy as they ran across the Johor Bahru-Singapore Causeway into Singapore to celebrate the reopening of the border after 745 days.
Following the government’s announcement that Malaysia’s border with Singapore will be reopened on April 1, more than 200 Malaysians were seen waiting at the Woodlands Checkpoint hours before midnight struck.
At 12am, jubilant Malaysians ran and rode across the Causeway, accompanied with loud whistling, honking, and shouts of ‘Malaysian Boleh!’
A 90-second video which has since gone viral online documented the joyous scenes of Malaysians finally being able to reunite with their loved ones.
Numerous motorcyclists were also seen cheering on their bikes while pumping their fists into the air.
As for Malaysians who have been stranded in Singapore due to the pandemic, it was an emotional moment as they carried their luggage and stepped foot into home soil for the first time in more than two years.
Several Malaysians were also sighted walking along the 2.4km long JB-Singapore Causeway.
With the reopening of Malaysia’s borders, fully vaccinated individuals for both countries no longer need to undergo quarantine, travel through VTLs, or take Covid-19 tests before entering.
Cover image via Facebook.