There was congestion as hundreds of commuters from Malaysia decided to walk to the Woodlands Checkpoint to enter Singapore
Causeway sees long queues for commuters on foot Fed up with the traffic jams, hundreds of commuters from Malaysia decided to cross the Causeway on foot yesterday. Some waited for more than an hour to enter Singapore. The jams were due to stepped-up checks after the terrorist attacks in Paris and increa

Snaking queues formed not only on vehicle lanes but also pedestrian lanes on the Causeway yesterday morning, as people fed up with traffic jams took to crossing on foot instead.

There was congestion as hundreds of commuters from Malaysia decided to walk to the Woodlands Checkpoint to enter Singapore.

The jams, which began at about 5am, were due to stepped-up security at checkpoints into Singapore after the terrorist attacks in Paris, as well as increased traffic due to the Christmas season, reported Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao.

Pedestrians from Malaysia had to wait for more than an hour to enter Singapore, said Shin Min Daily News. Some gave up and turned back, while others joked about swimming across, said the Chinese papers. Police manpower was increased on both sides of the Causeway, and traffic eased at about 8am. Traffic was reportedly smooth at the Tuas Checkpoint.