Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Kota Raya is a small city in the Johor Bahru State in the southern tip of the Federation of Malaysia, across the causway from Singapore.
Hui Chin and I went over the causeway to Malaysia recently while we were in Singapore.
It was quite an experience.
I thought we board a bus in Singapore, drive across the causeway after we went through some Customs and Immigration formalities,which could be nominal, like in most countries across europe these days, or more formal, like the borderguards come on board to check our Passports, or something like that.
Well, the bus stopped, we had to alight, go upstairs, go through Customs and Immigration, go downstairs, wait for our bus, drive over the causeway, disembark from the bus, etc., etc., wait for the bus at the other end of the building and being driven to Downtown Kota Raya or other cities in Johor Bahru.
There're a lot of building and expansion going on, something like, let's catch up with the fast growing Singapore in a hurry.
Enjoyed our stay, the locals were very friendly to us and made us feel welcome.
Some of my photos taken in Kota Raya, Malaysia (Click for an enlargement)
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