Commonly referred to as the "three-quarter tank rule", all Singapore-registered vehicles departing Singapore from land checkpoints are required to have a minimum amount of fuel (3/4 tank). As of 1 April 2019, this rule applies to vehicles running on petrol, compressed natural gas (CNG) and diesel.
Not meeting the rule may result in you being fined up to S$500, or be prosecuted in court. You may even be required to make a U-turn home. Read more about the rule here!
Rather than risking the less than competitive rates overseas, or the additional pit stops after the arduous journey across the border, stay ahead by exchanging your currency in Singapore.
Shout out to our friends over at MoneySmart, they've consolidated a list of the best money changers in Singapore (even indicating which outlets have the best rates for selected currencies!)
OneMotoring and Trafficiti.com have live camera feeds of the traffic conditions at both the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, giving you a rough idea of what you can expect prior to embarking on your journey!
This is highly recommended especially for the long weekends! Imagine how frustrating it would be to have finally survived a long-haul jam only to find out that all your favorite places are already fully booked.
Definitely a must-do if you do not wish to activate overseas data and if you are not intending to purchase a SIM card in Malaysia. Google Maps is a great option as you can use the app like you normally would, even without access to the internet! Read all about it here.
While a locked steering wheel probably would not faze a professional car thief, it is still one additional step and may help to deter them.
Either bring them along with you or make sure to hide them under the car seat or in the car boot!
3 benefits: 1. Convenient. 2. Fast. 3. Can be used at over 9,000 points across Malaysia.
The existing Touch ‘n Go card is a prepaid card, commonly used for paying toll fees at the Customs', parking charges and at selected retail stores. (Pssst, with this card you can also enter dedicated lanes at the Customs'!)
We're completely stoked to hear that EZ-Link and Touch 'n Go are working together to develop a dual currency Combi card, meaning less fuss for us in both Singapore and Malaysia. The target launch is in the 4th quarter of 2019. Stay tuned!
We strongly recommend our Travel Guard® Direct Enhanced and Supreme plans, especially if you’re renting a car!
Start your preparing for your journey here or speak to your agent today.