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You can try to hitch from the station on the road to the north (direction Johor / checkpoint), with a sign would help. Or you can walk to customs, around 15 minutes, head towards the "checkpoint". Once past customs and you have your passport stamped, you come out in a bus station, you will need a ticket to board one, but you can also follow the "walking man" sign. It leads towards the bridge that makes the border. You may be stopped by several police officers stating that you can't walk to Malaysia. Say that you know what you are doing, that someone will pick you up there. Don't mention you are hitchhiking, they will just keep you longer telling you it's forbidden, and there 's nowhere to pull over. Just stick to the pick- up story. Walk along the narrow side of the road, one minute, to the center of the bridge where there will be a large enough space for cars to stop. Hitch from there. There's a lot of traffic and you won't wait long. Once through Malaysian immigration you can just walk east out of the downstairs Bus Station and find the road that leads to the freeway towards KL. I have hitched here three times in recent years and each time i got a lift quite fast. Check the map for exact location. I had absolutely no success trying the bridge spot, there was a lot of scooters parked there and because of that, little place for cars to stop. IMO the best place would be the rightmost channel at the border checkpoint on the Malaysian side . You can either walk there all the way from the SG side of the border, or take a bus and find the stairs heading down to the checkpoint. There's plenty of space there to stop and cars are moving slow, eventually you will get someone to pick you up.
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any point in the city, take the MRT (Mass Rapid Transport = Metro) : Red Line to " Marsiling station" ( Attention: if the border checkpoint is called Woodlands, don't get out at Woodlands station but at Marsiling which is closer) . The cost : around $3 SGD, don't forget to take the $1 refund when exiting the station.
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