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Introduction of ManjaLink & Launch of New Bus Service to Johor Premium Outlets

08 Dec 2011

Handal Indah Sdn Bhd, which operates that Causeway Link bus service, is introducing a whole new payment system, ManjaLink, to eliminate the travelling time for the cross-border bus services between Johor Bahru and Singapore. Currently, between 3,000 and 6,000 oassengers are using its bus services from the Second Link (2nd Link) Bridge to Singapore daily, and between 10,000 and 15,000 users for the services via the Causeway. By utilizing the ManjaLink Card, not only will it shave the travelling time, travelling will be more secured as the cashless system eliminates the need for loose change. The ManjaLink Card stores Travelling Credits that deducts the fares upon detection by the reader. The Travelling Credits are secured as any cases of loss of card or theft can be reported to the available counters, ensuring the user that their credits are always available. Today also marks the day that 2 new services will be introduced to ferry shoppers from Johor Bahru and Singapore to Johor Premium Outlets (JPO) – JPO 1 and JPO 2. JPO, located along the highway in Kulaijaya is a joint venture between Genting Bhd and Simon Property Group, is scheduledto be officially launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Sunday (Dec 11). The stores include those selling top brands like Armani Exchange, Burberry, Charles & Keith, Coach, DKNY, Micheal Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo and Zegna. Visitors from Singapore will have two options – they could board the company’s cross-border bus service from the republic via the Woodlands Causeway or the Tuas 2nd Link Bridge. Those coming from the Causeway could catch the bus service JPO1 from JB Sentral which is just a walking distance from the Bukit Chagar Customs, Quarantine and Immigration (CIQ) complex. The JPO2 service caters from visitors using the 2nd Link where they could board Causeway Link crossborder bus services from Jurong East Interchange to Gelang Patah Terminal, passing through the 2nd Link to the retail outlet. JPO2 also extends its service to Senai Airport, providing passengers a convenient travelling option.