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Johor welcomes Singaporean tourists…

Posted on 24 September 2012


JOHOR — Wealthy visitors from Singapore have been enjoying the many delights available to them just across the Causeway in Johor. Popular attractions include the famous ‘Ripe Mangoes’ KTV, unkempt golf greens, cheap seafood, subsidised Ron 93 petrol and the ability to purchase counterfeit Blu-ray disks for 20 ringgit.

But these Singaporean tourists are concerned about the high crime rate, especially the hijacking of their luxury cars. Police almost never recover these stolen vehicles.

“The key to reducing crime in Johor is teaching our youth relevant job skills,” explained state government representative Omar Bin Hashim.

“The government has subsidised one particularly popular programme amongst the young, teaching how to recondition unwanted luxury vehicles so they can be exported to lucrative overseas markets in Indonesia and Africa.”

Some Singaporean crime victims have reported being robbed of not just their vehicles, but also cash, jewelry, watches and designer clothes, and then left pitifully by the side of the road in their underwear.

“Semi dressed tourists are a serious problem.” said Johor Tourism Director Mohd Rahman “To uphold standards of modesty we introduced a convenient shuttle bus service to escort underwear clad Singaporean robbery victims back across the Causeway. We now also have a designated express ‘Police Report Lane’ at Malaysian Immigration. We think with these tailored services, Singaporean visitors will tell all their friends about Johor.”

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