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GELANG PATAH, 12 DEC 2023: Forest City has forged a strategic partnership with Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link) through Park & Ride program. The collaboration aims to enhance connectivity and paving way for an efficient link between Forest City and Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex located in Tanjung Kupang, Johor.

Effective on 15 December 2023, the bus (FC1) travel from Forest City past 2nd Link en route to Tuas, Singapore as early as 5am until 8pm with one-hour intervals between each trip on daily basis. Residents in Forest City, Gelang Patah, Pontian and neighbouring residential area are about to experience a significant improvement in their daily commute practice through Park & Ride program.

Travellers who opted to board FC1 will have the option to conveniently park their vehicles at Forest City transportation hub for free, eliminating the hassle of going through a busy town to access cross-border bus services. Not just a parking space, the transportation hub is equipped with public toilet, 24 hours access of KK Mart convenient shop, and restaurant. The Park & Ride initiative aims to alleviate the commutation challenges faced by residents in these areas.

The convenience factor also reflected in payment methods. The FC1 service accepts both ManjaLink Card and cash payment, providing flexibility for a diverse range of commuters.

The Vice President of Forest City, Ir. Hj. Syarul Izam commented “Park & Ride programme offers a streamlined and smoother travel experience, as the direct route between Forest City and CIQ Second Link will significantly reduce unnecessary travel time. Travelers can now travel efficiently and swiftly without the usual delays caused by traffic congestion.

The company believes that this strategic partnership will not only benefit daily commuters but also cater to the increasing interest from potential inhabitant eyeing Forest City as their place to reside. The direct routes to Singapore are expected to make Forest City more accessible and attractive to those considering it as their future home. This initiative is aligned with the Special Financial Zone (SFZ) planning and requirement where accessibility is one of the key aspects in its development,” he added.

Ms Lim Chern Fang, Executive Director of Handal Indah Group of Companies says Forest City’s collaboration with Handal Indah Sdn Bhd marks a significant leap forward in enhancing regional connectivity, demonstrating a commitment to the convenience and well-being of the community. The direct routes to Singapore are poised to make Forest City an even more appealing destination for residents and commuters alike, setting a new standard for seamless and efficient transportation in the region, she also added.

The launch ceremony held this morning was also attended by the Chairman of Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture Committee, the Chairman of Public Works, Transport and Infrastructure Committee, Assemblyman of Kota Iskandar, and the Chief Executive Officer of Pengangkutan Awam Johor (PAJ).

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