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Surprises across the causeway August 5, 2009

Posted by hafizbam in Something New.
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I took a short trip over to Taman Bukit Indah in Johor Bahru last month using the CW3 bus service by Handal Indah’s Causeway Link from Jurong East Interchange. It took me roughly an hour end-to-end, inclusive of the immigration clearances at the respective checkpoints. The absence of speed limiters did help a lot! 😀

Handal Indah's Causeway Link Taman Bukit Indah Terminal as seen from the AEON Bukit Indah shopping mall.

Handal Indah's Causeway Link Taman Bukit Indah Terminal as seen from the AEON Bukit Indah shopping mall.

So anyway, I made interesting discoveries over at the other terminating point for CW3, ie Taman Bukit Indah Terminal and the first is…

Handal Indah's very own Causeway Link Cafe at its Taman Bukit Indah Terminal!

Handal Indah's very own Causeway Link Cafe at its Taman Bukit Indah Terminal!

Apparently the office (whether it’s the main one, or just a bus terminal control station I’m not too sure) for Handal Indah is located within this building which has been painted into its own corporate colours of yellow and blue. And they even have their own cafe! Pity it was closed during the time I was there though.

And yet another surprise…

Signage indicating waiting area for CW3 and future CW4 buses to Singapore's Jurong East bus interchange.

Signage indicating waiting area for CW3 and future CW4 buses to Singapore's Jurong East bus interchange.

Further solid evidence that its proposed fourth bus service into Singapore – the CW4 – is actually just awaiting introduction! (Refer to my earlier post on the new CW4.)

However anticipated this service may be, do not pin too much hope that it would come around anytime soon. Past experiences have shown that approvals from the relevant authorities from both sides of the causeway for such cross-border bus services have always been slow to come.

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