Moving Furniture from Singapore to Johor Bahru

moving from singapore to jb furniture

More and more Thousands of Singaporeans are choosing to move across the Johor Strait to live in Malaysia. Property prices and availability, plus an exchange rate of about 3 to 1, mean that Johor Bahru is a sensible choice, even for those still working in Singapore. Deciding to make the move is a big step, however, and there are many things to take into consideration, not least of which is moving furniture. The availability of the right transport and expertise can seriously affect the overall cost of a move from Singapore to JB.

Overseas moving regulations

For many people, moving from Singapore means using the Johor-Singapore Causeway. Although this is just over 1000 metres long, it is still an international crossing, controlled by the Woodlands Checkpoint. If you’re moving furniture across the Causeway, you need a professional company like Allied to make sure you don’t fall foul of any quarantine regulations. Woodlands is very efficiently run, but a reputable moving company will always make the process smoother.

In order to be allowed to leave Singapore, for instance, a vehicle must pass the Three-Quarter Tank Rule. This ensures that any vehicle passing through the checkpoint has enough fuel to drive it safely out of the country. When it comes to moving furniture, it makes sense to ensure this precaution is well covered with enough fuel in the tank, which is the responsibility of reliable movers. Of course, coming back into the country in a removals the storage vehicle is also subject to stringent checks.

Causeway waiting times

When moving furniture from the Lion City to JB, it pays to do it in one trip. It may be cheaper to hire a small van and fill it with as many items as possible, but this will may end up costing more in the long run. As well as the price of fuel, waiting times on the Causeway can be very long. As anyone who commutes to and from Singapore will know, at certain times of the day, week, month or year, this can mean a wait of up to three hours. When trying to move from Singapore to Johor Bahru, this can be a major hindrance.

By far the best way to conduct a move is to have everything packed properly into a single vehicle. By choosing a good time to cross, which your experienced movers will be able to determine for you, the removals van will pass through customs easily, and clear the causeway in under an hour. 

To avoid experiencing even more stress during your international move, it pays to have an established company like Allied take care of everything in one trip. Peace of mind by choosing the best Singapore movers is worth every penny to have you and your family arrive safely in your new location.

Contact our Singapore movers today to talk about your needs.