Causeway Link bus services under Handal Indah Sdn Bhd boosted Johor Bahru’s public transport through the opening of various new bus services, bus terminal, counters and travel card to cater the demand for public transport in the state.
First development includes the introduction of Causeway Link bus service CW7L that operates from Mall of Medini to the Sultan Abu Bakar Checkpoint (2nd Link). CW7L also connects the Causeway Link bus service to and from Singapore (Jurong East: CW3/CW4; Boon Lay: CW6).
Second entails the opening of two additional service counters located at Sultan Iskanda Building (Johor Bahru CIQ – towards Woodlands) to provide ManjaLink new card registration assistance and top-up services; and Mall of Medini (Mini Bus Counter) to provide new ManjaLink Card registration assistance, top-up services, theme park tickets and exprss bus tickets.
Third consists the introduction of JB Tourist Bus Pass that provides 3 days consecutive unlimited bus rides for commuters for major attractions in Johor Bahru such as Mall of Medini, Puteri Harbour, Seai International Airport and Johor Premium Outlets. The bus pass is also valid for traveling to and from Singapore with any purchases of theme park admission tickets and hotel vouchers available at all Causeway Link counters and online website.
Fourth development includes the operation of Handal Indah to the Taman University Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru. Handal Indah is the only express bus company to start a direct express bus to serve students from nearby UTM. Every Thurday, commuters are able to catch a bus at 5.00 pm & 6.00pm to Kuala Lumpur and 6.00pm to Melaka. The bus terminal features a numerous amenities that includes countless shops and cafes, bus bays and taxi stand.
And the fifth development was the introduction of Exhibition Buses in the state. It is an Open-Top Double -Decker Bus that featres roofless top deck with air conditioning and built in entertainment system. The exhibition bus is suitable for campaign events, roadshow, ceremonies, occasions, and other celebrations.
Meanwhile, the said developments were highlighted during the Press Conference on the 16th of March 2016 at the White Box, Mall of Medini with the presence of high-profile guests including: Dato Tee Siew Keong, Johor State Tourism, Domestic Trade &Consumerism Executive Conuncil Chairman; Ms Magdlane Tuborng Melai, Director, Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia (Johor State); Puan Kamisah Ghazali, Senior Vice President IRDA, Johor; Encik Azman Yahya, Senior Vice President PAJ (Pengangkutan Awam Johor); Puan Iszalila Isnin, Assistant Director Wilayah Selatan, SPAD Johor; and Mr Devamanokaran Poonegasan, General Manager, Retail &Asset Management, UEM Sunrise.