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The Sultan Iskandar Building or Bangunan Sultan Iskandar (BSI) (Jawi: باڠونن سلطان إسکندر) is a customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) complex in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Located at the northern end of the Johor–Singapore Causeway, it is one of two land ports of entry to Malaysia on the Malaysia–Singapore border.

Sultan Iskandar Building
Bangunan Sultan Iskandar
باڠونن سلطان إسکندر
SultanIskandarCIQ.JPG
General information
TypeCustoms, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex
LocationBukit Chagar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
OwnerPrimary operators
Government of Malaysia
Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)

Secondary operators
Department of Immigration Malaysia
Royal Customs Department Malaysia
Malaysian Road Transport Department
PLUS Malaysia Berhad
(Projek Lebuhraya Usahasama Berhad)
Royal Malaysian Police
Veterinary Service Department
Ministry of Home Security Affairs
Malaysian Timber Industrial Board
Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority
Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority
Johor's State Land and Mines Office
Perhilitan
Johor's State Agriculture Department
Johor's State Health Department
Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB)
Tourism Malaysia
Design and construction
DeveloperGovernment of Malaysia
Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR)
Gerbang Perdana Sdn Bhd

The building was named after the late Sultan Iskandar of Johor. Built as part of the Southern Integrated Gateway project on the former site of the Lumba Kuda flats, Kampung Bukit Chagar, the building occupies an area of 232,237 square metres (2,499,780 sq ft), making it the largest CIQ complex in Malaysia. The building started operations in 2008, replacing the former Johor Bahru CIQ Complex.

From Malaysia, vehicular access to the building is provided by the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway, continuing after border inspection onto the Causeway to Woodlands Checkpoint in Woodlands, Singapore. Pedestrian access to the building is provided via the Johor Bahru City Square, which is linked to the building by a footbridge.

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Immigration CheckpointEdit

 
Immigration checkpoint to exit Johor Bahru
 
Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, seen from car heading towards Jalan Lingkaran Dalam

The immigration checkpoint has different checkpoints for bus passengers, bus drivers, lorries, motorcycles and cars. The checkpoint was designed with 38 counters for cars entering Malaysia, and 39 counters for those departing from Malaysia. There are 50 counters in each direction for motorcycles entering and departing Malaysia. The Secured Automated Clearance System for Malaysian Citizen Motorcyclists (M-BIKE) are provided here for all Malaysian citizen motorcyclists only, while foreigners can use Manual Counters for Motorcyclists.

Customs CheckpointEdit

At the customs checkpoint, 36 counters are designated for cars (20 for those arriving in Malaysia and 16 for those leaving the country) and 25 for motorcycles (17 for arrivals and 8 for departures).

TollsEdit

All toll transactions at the CIQ complex are conducted electronically with the use of a "Touch-N-Go" (TnG) Card TnG ("Sentuh-dan-Jalan" in Malay). All foreign-registered vehicles embarking from the Singapore Woodlands checkpoint can purchase a TnG card at an old building on the left side of the causeway before approaching Johor.

The move to implement only electronic toll transactions at the new CIQ complex is part of a government strategy to urge the public to migrate to electronic toll transactions, as well as smooth the traffic flow at the CIQ complex.

The new CIQ complex is situated approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the previous complex at the Johor Causeway. The complex is equipped with a customer service centre and reload lanes, which operate daily to enable the public to purchase, reload, or check their Touch-N-Go cards' prepaid balance.

An additional customer service centre is available at the old CIQ complex.

PLUS Expressways Toll ChargesEdit

(Starting 1 August 2014)

Class Type of vehicles Inbound traffic
Rate (in Malaysian ringgit (RM))
Outbound traffic
Rate (in Malaysian ringgit (RM))
0 Motorcycle
(Vehicles with two axles and two wheels)
None None
1 Private Cars
(Vehicles with two axles and three or four wheels (excluding taxi and bus))
RM 9.70 RM 6.80
2 Vans and other small good vehicles
(Vehicles with two axles and six wheels (excluding bus))
RM 14.70 RM 10.20
3 Large Trucks
(Vehicles with three or more axles (excluding bus))
RM 19.70 RM 13.60
4 Taxis
(Designated routes from Malaysia to Singapore)
RM 4.80 RM 3.40
5 Buses
(Except public transport buses)
RM 7.80 RM 5.50
Note: Toll charges can only be paid with the Touch 'n Go card. Cash payment is not accepted.

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