Visitors have started flocking to Yong Peng, says Dr Wee

15/4/2022 5:21:00 PM

Visitors have started flocking to Yong Peng, says Dr Wee

Visitors have started flocking to Yong Peng, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: Yong Peng has become a top popular destination in Johor especially for those using the North-South Expressway, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

In a Facebook post, the Transport Minister said that based on his own survey done on Friday (April 15) night, he found that the shops around Yong Peng had become busier compared to previous times, with many shops packed with customers.The Transport Minister said the ministry was committed and would make every effort to reduce airfares to alleviate the burden on the people.The Transport Minister said the demand was fuelled by people who want their own taxi licences – including existing taxi drivers..

"Since yesterday, many visitors from Singapore and Malaysians working in Singapore have entered Johor following a three-day holiday in Singapore."To those who just arrived, I welcome your arrivals.“I heard and understand that there are complaints from the public, especially air transport users about the increase in airfares between Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah and Sarawak.Welcome to Yong Peng," said the Ayer Hitam MP."For now, the approval quota for the licences is set at 1,000 licences this year (2022).On March 25, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, in a joint statement, said both countries had agreed to reopen their land borders for fully vaccinated travellers beginning April 1.Dr Wee thanked Sarawak Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor and Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin for voicing out the grievances of the people of Sarawak and Sabah for the action of the Transport Ministry.Malaysia and Singapore would also allow fully vaccinated travellers to cross the land border without the need to take a Covid-19 pre-departure and arrival tests or be quarantined.

Article type: free.“This increase is due to increased costs of operations, primarily rising jet fuel prices, as well as limited resources for airlines to increase to full capacity.He added that however, other conditions are still imposed to ensure applicant participation remains competitive and of quality to provide the best service to passengers.

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