Lim Chu Kang Jetty Closed?
4th April, 9:12pm Update: A reader named Jian Siong has sent us this picture which shows the jetty is indeed private.
Please do not visit this spot for photography shots anymore. It is clearly indicated as private and it has a police warning as well. It is not open to the public as most previously believed. The rest of the original story continues below.
Having been around for more than 30 years, Lim Chu Kang Jetty is one of the last remaining wooden jetties in the island.
Apart from beautifying your Instagram feed with picture-perfect photographs of the aesthetically pleasing jetty and panoramic view of Johor, there are actually other reasons to visit this isolated icon.
Boasting a tranquil ambience, one can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the wooden platforms to loosen up from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You might even chance upon fishermen who use the jetty as a docking point to travel to and fro their fishing kelongs.
However, public use of the place might be in jeopardy after a sign mysteriously showed up claiming the jetty is closed.
Real Or Not?
Recently (and we’re not entirely sure when) a notice which says “NO ENTRY TO PUBLIC” was put up at the jetty.
According to Instagram’s Lim Chu Kang Jetty geotags, the earliest photo the sign was spotted in was uploaded 8 weeks ago. This means it has been around since early February, at the very least.
But questions over who put the sign up remain, and is the jetty really closed to the public?
Rebels In Action
Still, that wasn’t enough to stop some from venturing beyond the newly ‘restricted’ zone because hey, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest right?
In fact, several uploaded photographs featuring themselves with the signboard. Perhaps they just wanted to showcase their inner rebel.
One guy even strategically placed his bicycle alongside the signboard with statistics revealing his cycling performance. Badass.
The Decision Is Yours
While the sign clearly states Lim Chu Kang Jetty is no longer open to the public, the legitimacy of it is still questionable. After all, the notice isn’t official and clearly looks to be handmade. Whether or not you decide to believe the sign is entirely up to you. Just cross your fingers and hope for the best in the event you get caught for trespassing!
Update: Don’t visit this spot anymore. It’s trespassing.
Featured Image from Instagram.