Malaysian Gives Tips On Causeway-Crossing Essentials, Snaps Photos Of Beautiful RWS Room & Tasty Meals

Many of us struggle when it comes to remembering what to bring when we travel.

During the time of Covid-19, the struggle gets more complicated when you have to take into account increased health checks and a possible quarantine when you reach your destination.

Hence, a Malaysian netizen took the liberty of compiling all the essentials needed when crossing the Causeway to Singapore, even documenting what to expect when serving the mandatory Stay-Home Notice (SHN).

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He included lots of photos too, making for an insightful post with lots of helpful details for those who’re going to be experiencing this soon.

What to bring when you’re crossing the Causeway

First of all, he emphasised that he had to keep the following documents on hand:

  • passport
  • work permit, S-Pass or Employment Pass
  • a letter of approval from MOM (he called it the “Ministry of Energy”, but it’s likely to be Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower)
  • letters from his employer
  • a health declaration filled in online 3 days before entering Singapore

He had them printed and ready to show the immigration officer.

Thanks to his preparedness, his entire process went smoothly, and he managed to snap lots of behind-the-scenes photos to share with us.

Given snacks & a tracker at immigration

The netizen wrote that the immigration process took roughly an hour and a half – much faster than the experience of a friend of his, who waited for 6 hours.

He was given some snacks while waiting, too, which made it easier to pass the time.

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When he was done, they passed him a tracker, so the authorities could keep tabs of his location as he served his 14-day SHN.

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He was then ushered to the carpark, where he was sent directly to quarantine.

Served SHN at Resorts World Sentosa

He shared he was driven him to the hotel he’d be serving his SHN at — it was on Sentosa.

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In fact, his hotel was one of those operated by Resorts World Sentosa.

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He was greeted by a comfortable, spacious room.

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Even the bathroom was beautiful, with its colorful tiles.

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In the room was plenty of snacks, too, so he didn’t go hungry between meals.

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Additionally, he shared that the room came with print-out of useful information, and a laundry order sheet.

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The view from the room was spectacular too — here’s the day view:

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And the rather romantic view at night:

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3 delicious meals a day

He also shared pictures of the meals that were catered for him, saying that they were changed daily.

Breakfast came with an assortment of cuisines, from curry puffs and noodles to yogurt.

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He gave his seal of approval for the lunch, which he described as “delicious”.

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Dinner seemed to be his favourite meal as it often came with dessert, he shared.

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They even provided a kettle for him to boil hot water for instant coffee and tea.

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As for how the meals were delivered, he explained that they were left outside their rooms on a plastic-covered chair.

Staff would ring their doorbells to notify the occupants that their meals were there.

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Status had to be updated on phone app

As he was required to submit his temperature reading thrice a day to MOM, he was glad to be provided a thermometer for free, since he didn’t have one.

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To update his status, MOM told him to download an app called “homer”.

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To verify his identity, he also had to take a selfie and send it over.

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Insight into a real SHN

SHNs have been a thing of mystery for many of us, and it’s great to see what it’s really like behind the scenes.

We hope he enjoys his stay — it looks like he’s being well-taken care of.

Hopefully, SHNs won’t be needed forever, but since they’re a necessary evil for now, Singapore might as well go the extra distance to make the process comfortable for all.

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