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Some Malaysians getting more to carpool to defray higher toll fees

To defray the higher toll fees at the Johor Checkpoint, some Malaysians who drive across the Causeway to work in Singapore say they are trying to get more people to carpool.

SINGAPORE: To defray the higher toll fees at the Johor Checkpoint, some Malaysians who drive across the Causeway to work in Singapore say they are trying to get more people to carpool.

Ms Kok , 25, who works as an accountant in Singapore is one such example. She has been driving three other Malaysians who also work here, across the Causeway for the past six months.

To defray the additional costs from the toll fees and vehicle entry permit, she said she has been going online to look for one more client. Ms Kok is also considering increasing the amount she is currently charging her clients for the ride.

"Since the VEP and toll fees have increased, maybe I will increase their fares as well. Currently they (each of them) pay S$5 per trip. Maybe I will increase to S$7. I am also thinking of changing to a7-seater car so I can fetch more people to share the toll fees and expenses,” she said.