Best of our wild blogs: 2 May 13

Karung Guni Gobi & Streamlining Crinoids
from Pulau Hantu

Is Lyssa zampa back? Send me your records!
from Otterman speaks

Mangrove and freshwater bryozoans on Singapore's northern shores
from wild shores of singapore

Bryozoans and Hydroids Workshop Day 3
from wild shores of singapore

Random Gallery - Plain Plushblue
from Butterflies of Singapore and Random Gallery - Common Sailor

Feldging moment of the Red Junglefowl
from Bird Ecology Study Group

Why are we attempting a pangolin release?
from sundapangolin

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Plans for Johor-Singapore rapid transit system in final stages: Abdul Ghani

Saifulbahri Ismail Channel NewsAsia 2 May 13;

SINGAPORE: Outgoing Johor Chief Minister Abdul Ghani Othman says plans for the rapid transit system (RTS) linking Johor and Singapore are in their final stages.

Speaking to reporters in Singapore, Mr Abdul Ghani said both the Singapore and Malaysia governments will finalise the costing and design of the system by the end of this year.

He added that it is also important to think about a single customs immigration and quarantine (CIQ) complex to further accelerate the movements of people between the two countries.

Mr Abdul Ghani travelled by bus from Gelang Patah in Johor to Jurong East bus interchange in Singapore.

It was his first time travelling on the Causeway Link bus and he noted that the journey took more than an hour.

Mr Abdul Ghani believes the rapid transit system will help commuters cut their travelling time between Johor and Singapore substantially.

It will also reduce traffic congestion.

The RTS is scheduled for completion by 2018.

- CNA/ir

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