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    anyone applied by entering jb via vehicle (not by bus) ?

    thought of going in by bike but not sure where to park and how to go to the mac office, since it's at the arrival hall.

    and do they keep the photo we provide, or they return it to us?

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    thanks to Bro Maddog, got my MACS done this morning,
    Went in via Woodlands, parked my ride at city square,
    then walk on foot to the Iskandar CIQ,( Follow direction of "Woodlands"
    reach there asked the "polis man" who directed me to the Iskandar office,
    there i exchange my NRIC for a pass after filling up a form ( to be stamped at the MACS), then he directed me the the MACS counter.
    Reached there in no time, got 4 uncles was at the counter filling up the forms,
    thought to myself it gonna take forever liao, since I'm 5th in line.
    Submitted the completed application form( D/L from the 1st post- thanks to bro maddog again), passport and one photo.
    Got the form stamped promtly by the officer. Very efficient man.
    They checked the passport say OK and asked to wait.
    Sat down and read newspaper that i bought along.
    10 minutes passed, the officer called out to the uncle to collect their pass passport and make payment. So fast!
    Next they called my name, went to counter paid RM$30 and given a receipt
    then another officer came out and handled over my passport.
    am surprise that it took only 10 minutes, Malaysia Boleh :clap
    Walk back the same way and returned the stamped form and got back my NRIC.
    All under half hour. What a day !
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    Quote Originally Posted by redlavita View Post
    thanks to Bro Maddog, got my MACS done this morning,
    Went in via Woodlands, parked my ride at city square,
    then walk on foot to the Iskandar CIQ,( Follow direction of "Woodlands"
    reach there asked the "polis man" who directed me to the Iskandar office,
    there i exchange my NRIC for a pass after filling up a form ( to be stamped at the MACS), then he directed me the the MACS counter.
    Reached there in no time, got 4 uncles was at the counter filling up the forms,
    thought to myself it gonna take forever liao, since I'm 5th in line.
    Submitted the completed application form( D/L from the 1st post- thanks to bro maddog again), passport and one photo.
    Got the form stamped promtly by the officer. Very efficient man.
    They checked the passport say OK and asked to wait.
    Sat down and read newspaper that i bought along.
    10 minutes passed, the officer called out to the uncle to collect their pass passport and make payment. So fast!
    Next they called my name, went to counter paid RM$30 and given a receipt
    then another officer came out and handled over my passport.
    am surprise that it took only 10 minutes, Malaysia Boleh :clap
    Walk back the same way and returned the stamped form and got back my NRIC.
    All under half hour. What a day !
    which day n time was it?
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    Hi,
    First, Thanks to TS for starting this thread and uploading the MACS form.I went down today morning to JB checkpoint and was done by 1hr. I am giving the exact directions so that anybody else can apply for MACS without getting lost.

    First map is to get to JB Customs Complex (BSI).
    After JB Shell, turn left (the alleyway with money changer) and turn left at the traffic light. Follow the road and you should be able to find the building.

    Second map is to get to MACS office.
    After parking your vehicle, exchange your IC/Driving licence for a temp pass. Proceed to the green building (BSI) and take the lift to the 2nd floor via lobby B.
    At 2nd floor, walk past the offices and cut through the lobby. Walk past the public tpt walkway and cut through the booths. If ever stopped, inform them that you are applying for MACS and have already chopped your passport. Walk straight and you can find the MACS office behind the H1N1 counter.

    Getting back to SG.
    Follow the route back from where you came. But you are unable to turn right at the moneychanger alleyway. Instead you need to proceed straight and turn left at the junction. Turn right at the y junction indicating "woodlands/senai". Follow through and turn left at the next y junction indicating "woodlands". You will join the flyover and turn right. Go all the way straight to reach JB checkpoint.mapB.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixer1000 View Post
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    Hi,
    First, Thanks to TS for starting this thread and uploading the MACS form.I went down today morning to JB checkpoint and was done by 1hr. I am giving the exact directions so that anybody else can apply for MACS without getting lost.

    First map is to get to JB Customs Complex (BSI).
    After JB Shell, turn left (the alleyway with money changer) and turn left at the traffic light. Follow the road and you should be able to find the building.

    Second map is to get to MACS office.
    After parking your vehicle, exchange your IC/Driving licence for a temp pass. Proceed to the green building (BSI) and take the lift to the 2nd floor via lobby B.
    At 2nd floor, walk past the offices and cut through the lobby. Walk past the public tpt walkway and cut through the booths. If ever stopped, inform them that you are applying for MACS and have already chopped your passport. Walk straight and you can find the MACS office behind the H1N1 counter.

    Getting back to SG.
    Follow the route back from where you came. But you are unable to turn right at the moneychanger alleyway. Instead you need to proceed straight and turn left at the junction. Turn right at the y junction indicating "woodlands/senai". Follow through and turn left at the next y junction indicating "woodlands". You will join the flyover and turn right. Go all the way straight to reach JB checkpoint.mapB.jpg

    Excellent, sweet and sharp to the point... Great for those who are going there...

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    All,

    Thanks for all the updates since the inception of the MACS applications.

    It just dawned on me that mine is gonna expire at the end of the month.

    Does anyone have any experience of renewals to share ? I'm assuming it will be the same process.
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    Bring up the post... anyone can share / update the application process recently? At Tuas can do it?
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    To renew of MACS, just bring along your passport and pay RM$30. No need applicaion form or photo. If u do at Tuas, much more easier. At the Malaysia custom after u chop passport before going back to Singapore, park your bike by the left hand side. use the lift beside and go to the second floor. the MACS office is there. No need to walk very far like in JB. Waited less than half an hour to renew my MACS two weeks ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superspeed123 View Post
    To renew of MACS, just bring along your passport and pay RM$30. No need applicaion form or photo. If u do at Tuas, much more easier. At the Malaysia custom after u chop passport before going back to Singapore, park your bike by the left hand side. use the lift beside and go to the second floor. the MACS office is there. No need to walk very far like in JB. Waited less than half an hour to renew my MACS two weeks ago.
    Anyone tried renewing at the counters set up in malls ? (eg. Jusco Bt Indah, Holiday Plaza..)

    Application at these counters are dead easy, just need passport and RM30. Less than 10 min and all is done.
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    which mall is having the roadshow... pls help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dafanshu View Post
    which mall is having the roadshow... pls help
    Not exactly a roadshow, just a couple of tables and the MACS vertical standing banner
    Jusco Bukit Indah -1st floor just outside jusco (last i saw abt 5 weeks ago)
    Holiday Plaza - 1st floor outside Watsons (last i saw abt 3 weeks ago)
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    Now already dont need to use white card, think not alot ppl gonna apply it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superspeed123 View Post
    To renew of MACS, just bring along your passport and pay RM$30. No need applicaion form or photo. If u do at Tuas, much more easier. At the Malaysia custom after u chop passport before going back to Singapore, park your bike by the left hand side. use the lift beside and go to the second floor. the MACS office is there. No need to walk very far like in JB. Waited less than half an hour to renew my MACS two weeks ago.
    Very useful thread! I was getting stamped for arrival into Msia via 2nd Link when the immigration officer told me I should apply for MACS given I travel into Msia quite often.

    Then heard from another rider that it takes really long to do the application, and there is a risk of bike getting stolen while you are doing yours, so better to get a friend to watch over your bike while you go up to do the application. Anyone can enlighten on this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samuelftw5 View Post
    Now already dont need to use white card, think not alot ppl gonna apply it.
    This may not be true as the White Card shortage is only temporary. I asked the immigration officer when the white cards are required again, and they said not sure because currently no stock. Info is 2 wks old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboypin View Post
    This may not be true as the White Card shortage is only temporary. I asked the immigration officer when the white cards are required again, and they said not sure because currently no stock. Info is 2 wks old.
    jus went to jb last night. yup.. d white cards are back. saw sg riders parking by d side n writing d form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboypin View Post
    Very useful thread! I was getting stamped for arrival into Msia via 2nd Link when the immigration officer told me I should apply for MACS given I travel into Msia quite often.

    Then heard from another rider that it takes really long to do the application, and there is a risk of bike getting stolen while you are doing yours, so better to get a friend to watch over your bike while you go up to do the application. Anyone can enlighten on this point?
    hello.. i did my macs last mth n it jus took me 15 mins. mayb cuz nt many ppl n i've gt d passport pic ready.

    anw.. if u r interested in making one, suggest dun go by bike. take public trnsport (bus 160, 170, 950) instead. this is bcuz after alighting frm bus at d msia checkpoint, u'll need to go up d escalator and d macs counter/office is situated jus on d right side. gt advertisement banner abt MACS outside d office.

    bring a passport photo n RM30 (better to bring exact change).

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    I made mine today. Unlike what you guys have described it was easier. I went via wdlds checkpoint by bike. Filled up white card, chopped and proceed to just after the checkpoint booth. I then parked at an empty booth further up and went crossed over to a mini overhead bridge within the complex. up the bridge and into the office, turn left and follow the MAC application sign. Upon reaching just tell them u want to apply and pay RM30. No need photo as they will use the one already in yr SG passport. Wait 15mins outside den they will come up pass to you. Done.

    Upon return, remember to chop yr passport one last time as they almost forgot when they see the MACs page. From then on no need fill in white card and just renew yearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1112 View Post
    I made mine today. Unlike what you guys have described it was easier.
    Ben> you're right, I had mine renew yesterday for the 2nd time (yes, my 3rd MACS), exactly same steps as you described.

    The process is so damn easy now. Compared to the original process 2 years ago (if you noticed the date on the 1st posting)
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    UPDATE 30 January 2012

    Application Location

    1) For JB inward side, MACS is across the tiny overhead bridge immediately after the bike passport counterson the ARRIVAL SIDE, inside the CIQ building. If going in by car, It is on the extreme left side at the car lanes.

    2) For 2nd Link, counter is one floor above the bike counters on the DEPARTURE SIDE, use stairs/lift immediately after bike counters.

    3)Roadshow counters in malls
    - Holiday Plaza
    - Jusco Bukit Indah
    - etc (2 above are the ones i've seen)

    Things you need
    1) Singapore Passport with 2 years validity and
    2) 4 entry stamps in the last month or expired/expiring MACS ---- They really check
    3) Exactly RM30 (for one year validity)
    4) Not to be on Malaysia's suspect list

    1st timer/Expired MACS
    1) Enter into Malaysia using whitecard as per normal
    2) Get for MACS
    3) REMEMBER TO GET PASSPORT STAMPED ON DEPARTURE


    Notes on not exiting Malaysia from Woolands/Tuas
    (Through experience of bro mamu27 )
    - MACS not accepted at Bukit Kayu Hitam for entry into Malaysia
    - Exiting MIGHT have difficulty, and will need to waste time explaining to immigration officer
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    UPDATE 30 January 2012

    Application Location

    1) For JB inward side, MACS is across the tiny overhead bridge immediately after the bike passport counterson the ARRIVAL SIDE, inside the CIQ building. If going in by car, It is on the extreme left side at the car lanes.

    2) For 2nd Link, counter is one floor above the bike counters on the DEPARTURE SIDE, use stairs/lift immediately after bike counters.

    3)Roadshow counters in malls
    - Holiday Plaza
    - Jusco Bukit Indah
    - etc (2 above are the ones i've seen)

    Things you need
    1) Singapore Passport with 2 years validity and
    2) 4 entry stamps in the last month or expired/expiring MACS ---- They really check
    3) Exactly RM30 (for one year validity)
    4) Not to be on Malaysia's suspect list

    1st timer/Expired MACS
    1) Enter into Malaysia using whitecard as per normal
    2) Get for MACS
    3) REMEMBER TO GET PASSPORT STAMPED ON DEPARTURE


    Notes on not exiting Malaysia from Woolands/Tuas
    (Through experience of bro mamu27 )
    - MACS not accepted at Bukit Kayu Hitam for entry into Malaysia
    - Exiting MIGHT have difficulty, and will need to waste time explaining to immigration officer
    add one more thing is a non returnable passport photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racingter View Post
    add one more thing is a non returnable passport photo.
    Don't need anymore. My gf applied hers for the first time at Holiday Plaza in early Jan and I did my renewal few days ago, both without the need for a passport photo.

    Although I'm not sure if it's only for the microchip embedded passports.
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    bro, pls update.
    4 entry stamps not required anymore. talked to the staff at woodlands macs.
    and as others have mentioned, passport photo not required anymore. they will scan from our singapore passport.
    waiting time per person: 5-7mins
    there's a couple before me in the queue and i got my 2nd macs within 10mins.. i see that they can type faster now.. =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitaqu View Post
    bro, pls update.
    4 entry stamps not required anymore. talked to the staff at woodlands macs.
    and as others have mentioned, passport photo not required anymore. they will scan from our singapore passport.
    waiting time per person: 5-7mins
    there's a couple before me in the queue and i got my 2nd macs within 10mins.. i see that they can type faster now.. =P
    Cool, changes made on the removal of the 4 entry stamps requirement.

    One correction though, the photo is not scanned from the passport per se, but extracted from the microchip embedded in the passport. Unless you are saying that in your case, u used a biometric passport. Has anyone tried using a non-biometric passport ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    Cool, changes made on the removal of the 4 entry stamps requirement.

    One correction though, the photo is not scanned from the passport per se, but extracted from the microchip embedded in the passport. Unless you are saying that in your case, u used a biometric passport. Has anyone tried using a non-biometric passport ?
    Me. Still using non biometric passport. They scanned from my passport and merged into the macs. Mine took some time to complete.
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    UPDATE 15 Feby 2012

    Application Location

    1) For JB inward side, MACS is across the tiny overhead bridge immediately after the bike passport counterson the ARRIVAL SIDE, inside the CIQ building. If going in by car, It is on the extreme left side at the car lanes.

    2) For 2nd Link, counter is one floor above the bike counters on the DEPARTURE SIDE, use stairs/lift immediately after bike counters.

    3)Roadshow counters in malls
    - Holiday Plaza
    - Jusco Bukit Indah
    - etc (2 above are the ones i've seen)

    Things you need
    1) Singapore Passport with 2 years validity and
    2) Exactly RM30 (for one year validity)
    3) Not to be on Malaysia's suspect list
    Note: 4 stamps in last month no longer required (Bro fitaqu 15-Feb-2012)

    1st timer/Expired MACS
    1) Enter into Malaysia using whitecard as per normal
    2) Get for MACS
    3) REMEMBER TO GET PASSPORT STAMPED ON DEPARTURE

    Notes on not exiting Malaysia from Woolands/Tuas
    (Through experience of bro mamu27 )
    - MACS not accepted at Bukit Kayu Hitam for entry into Malaysia
    - Exiting MIGHT have difficulty, and will need to waste time explaining to immigration officer
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    oh btw my passport still left with 1 year 4 months validity when i did the macs

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    Cool, changes made on the removal of the 4 entry stamps requirement.

    One correction though, the photo is not scanned from the passport per se, but extracted from the microchip embedded in the passport. Unless you are saying that in your case, u used a biometric passport. Has anyone tried using a non-biometric passport ?
    yes i'm using a biometric passport. not sure about non-biometric passport though.. it's been almost 6 years since the start of biometric and it is most likely that non-biometric passports have expired.
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    Bro, old passport has 10yr validity, new biometric ones 5 yrs.

    Can anyone share experience with non biometric passports ?
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    Bro, old passport has 10yr validity, new biometric ones 5 yrs.

    Can anyone share experience with non biometric passports ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    Bro, old passport has 10yr validity, new biometric ones 5 yrs.

    Can anyone share experience with non biometric passports ?
    already shared mine. mine is the 10 years passport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doremi View Post
    already shared mine. mine is the 10 years passport
    Thanks Bro, missed out on that post of yours
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    UPDATE 17 Feb 2012

    Application Location

    1) For JB inward side, MACS is across the tiny overhead bridge immediately after the bike passport counterson the ARRIVAL SIDE, inside the CIQ building. If going in by car, It is on the extreme left side at the car lanes.

    2) For 2nd Link, counter is one floor above the bike counters on the DEPARTURE SIDE, use stairs/lift immediately after bike counters.

    3)Roadshow counters in malls
    - Holiday Plaza
    - Jusco Bukit Indah
    - etc (2 above are the ones i've seen)

    Things you need
    1) Singapore Passport with 2 years validity and
    2) Exactly RM30 (for one year validity)
    3) Not to be on Malaysia's suspect list
    Note: 4 stamps in last month no longer required (Bro fitaqu 15-Feb-2012)
    Note: Photos no longer needed for ALL PASSPORTS, both biometric and non-biometric (Bro doremi 17-Feb-2012)

    1st timer/Expired MACS
    1) Enter into Malaysia using whitecard as per normal
    2) Get for MACS
    3) REMEMBER TO GET PASSPORT STAMPED ON DEPARTURE

    Notes on not exiting Malaysia from Woolands/Tuas
    (Through experience of bro mamu27 )
    - MACS not accepted at Bukit Kayu Hitam for entry into Malaysia
    - Exiting MIGHT have difficulty, and will need to waste time explaining to immigration officer
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    just a piece of an advise. when entering their country please respect them and adhere to their law, rules and regulations.

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    Hi,
    Can anyone confirm that foreigners not holding a Singaporean passport do not have access to MACS ?
    The official macs website is not loading (error 503)..

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    Foreigners working on the Iskandar Region can also apply for MACS. This was the original scheme. Not sure abt now
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddog View Post
    UPDATE 17 Feb 2012

    Application Location

    1) For JB inward side, MACS is across the tiny overhead bridge immediately after the bike passport counterson the ARRIVAL SIDE, inside the CIQ building. If going in by car, It is on the extreme left side at the car lanes.

    2) For 2nd Link, counter is one floor above the bike counters on the DEPARTURE SIDE, use stairs/lift immediately after bike counters.

    3)Roadshow counters in malls
    - Holiday Plaza
    - Jusco Bukit Indah
    - etc (2 above are the ones i've seen)

    Things you need
    1) Singapore Passport with 2 years validity and
    2) Exactly RM30 (for one year validity)
    3) Not to be on Malaysia's suspect list
    Note: 4 stamps in last month no longer required (Bro fitaqu 15-Feb-2012)
    Note: Photos no longer needed for ALL PASSPORTS, both biometric and non-biometric (Bro doremi 17-Feb-2012)

    1st timer/Expired MACS
    1) Enter into Malaysia using whitecard as per normal
    2) Get for MACS
    3) REMEMBER TO GET PASSPORT STAMPED ON DEPARTURE

    Notes on not exiting Malaysia from Woolands/Tuas
    (Through experience of bro mamu27 )
    - MACS not accepted at Bukit Kayu Hitam for entry into Malaysia
    - Exiting MIGHT have difficulty, and will need to waste time explaining to immigration officer
    Will the waiting/processing time be long for 2nd Link? Best time to go? Also, safe to leave the bike right after the immigration counter to go abt the application? Thx.

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    @maddog, thank you for replying
    A friend told me foreigners can apply as well, didn't mention anything about working in Iskandar area. We'll see..
    I'll go tomorrow morning, outside peak hours by second link (Tuas), if anyone wants to join just whatsapp/sms me 9757549seven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboypin View Post
    Will the waiting/processing time be long for 2nd Link? Best time to go? Also, safe to leave the bike right after the immigration counter to go abt the application? Thx.
    Just went with my friend last weekend (2nd link). Reached there around 1am. No other applicants except us. Took us around 15~20mins. It actually quite safe to park after the immigration counter. I couldn't think of any reason why thief will want to go custom to steal vehicle. Anyway if you still don't feel safe, you can actually overlook your vehicle just outside the MAC office. Or you could get a buddy to help you look after the bikes.

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    @O'Ren no problem.

    Please share your experience. Where are you from ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinwei View Post
    Just went with my friend last weekend (2nd link). Reached there around 1am. No other applicants except us. Took us around 15~20mins. It actually quite safe to park after the immigration counter. I couldn't think of any reason why thief will want to go custom to steal vehicle. Anyway if you still don't feel safe, you can actually overlook your vehicle just outside the MAC office. Or you could get a buddy to help you look after the bikes.
    Thanks. So just park right after the bike immigration counter by the left side? Quite wide there actually.
    And the counter is right above on 2nd floor? Amazed it is opened at 1am. Will try it this weekend.
    No photo reqd. Woo hoo!

     

     
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    hi... i will be doing my MACs with some fren this friday... those interested please meet us at woodlands waterfront 9.30pm and we will move off 10.30pm.... more ppl better coz can take turn to looks after the bikes... so jus come along.>!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboypin View Post
    Thanks. So just park right after the bike immigration counter by the left side? Quite wide there actually.
    And the counter is right above on 2nd floor? Amazed it is opened at 1am. Will try it this weekend.
    No photo reqd. Woo hoo!
    The counters are supposed to be 24hr.
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    Dammit. Just saw my passport. Just slightly less than 2 yrs validity left. Anyone here managed to apply for MACS successfully before with less than 2 yr validity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboypin View Post
    Dammit. Just saw my passport. Just slightly less than 2 yrs validity left. Anyone here managed to apply for MACS successfully before with less than 2 yr validity?
    My passport expire 2013 may and I applied for macs 2012 Jan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by epk View Post
    My passport expire 2013 may and I applied for macs 2012 Jan..
    mucho gracias, kramer.

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    Hi all,

    nice to see such a post here and hope that I can meet up with you all in malaysia! Malaysia boleh. But then till date, I am only going in to pump petrol and make a U-turn back. Yet to explore more places as I am uncertain of its securities and afraid of losing my bike. So far how is it in parking in city square?
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    Hi guys, so here's my little report, and I can confirm that yes if you are non Singaporean living in SG you can still get the MACS.

    I got my MACS at Tuas checkpoint, when going back into Singapore, after the MY motorcycle counters, so after I got my regular exit stamp.

    Stopped right after the last counter, there's a door on the left with a big MACS CENTER sign at the top of the door frame. You can't miss it.

    Leave the bike either on the little pavement in front of the door or a bit further on the exit lane from the counters. (if there's a lot of traffic, obviously park as to not disturb it )

    Go through the door to your left there's a lift, take it to level 2.
    Exit the lift, turn right and walk on the little overhead bridge (you can see your bike parked below from there).

    Enter the room/building at the end of the little bridge, it has a big MACS sign on it.
    Enjoy that familiar breeze of AC that you learn to appreciate when you live in a hot (rich enough) country.

    Walk straight to the 3 counters in front of you. The two on the right have a paper poster that says "kauntermacs" or something like this, if you read it in your head you'll know you are in the right place (if you speak Malay, you'll probably think I'm bodoh but that's ok!).

    Say hi to the officer behind the counter or hit the little bell to let them know you are here. Hand over your passport, if not Singaporean you will be immediately asked "PR?", take out your green card and hand it over as well (not a PR also can, but must have the green card). Fill a quick form with your particulars. Pay RM30.

    Wait in the AC, seated next to your helmet. Get both your index fingerprints taken. Wait a bit, and get your passport, green card, and payment receipt back. (It all took me 10 min.)

    Look at your new one page sticker sayin' you will not have to fill a white card or get stamps all over your passport for the next 365 days. Say a little thank you in your head for fellow SBF riders without whom you wouldn't have figured it out. (thanks a lot guys, really!!)

    Go back to your bike (that truly no one gives a crap about, people are too busy working or just paying attention to other things rather than plotting to steal it) and ride off feeling happy.

    Resist the temptation to u-turn into MY just to test out the MACS.
    And voila ! You're done

    Took some photos for you guys. Didn't see any no camera sign so I suppose it's ok as nothing there that is not public or threatening to security, these are partial photos only and it's impossible to identify any staff. But let me know if you think I better remove them:

    View from after the last counter. Door is on the right in this photo, you can see there's plenty of space to park:


    The MACS building:


    The counters:


    Hope this helps!
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    Oh, almost forgot, went to Bukit Indah JUSCO (AONE shopping center), and there is no roadshow for MACS at the moment.
    Was told by the girl at the info counter that they come and go, and might be back in June, apparently it's seasonal, they are there only when they know MACS registrations go up. Didn't have much more info sorry, anyone who happens to go there please feel free to ask again to confirm, you never know..maybe it was just my luck today.
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    great report. thanks much.

    Quote Originally Posted by O'Ren View Post
    Hi guys, so here's my little report, and I can confirm that yes if you are non Singaporean living in SG you can still get the MACS.

    I got my MACS at Tuas checkpoint, when going back into Singapore, after the MY motorcycle counters, so after I got my regular exit stamp.

    Stopped right after the last counter, there's a door on the left with a big MACS CENTER sign at the top of the door frame. You can't miss it.

    Leave the bike either on the little pavement in front of the door or a bit further on the exit lane from the counters. (if there's a lot of traffic, obviously park as to not disturb it )

    Go through the door to your left there's a lift, take it to level 2.
    Exit the lift, turn right and walk on the little overhead bridge (you can see your bike parked below from there).

    Enter the room/building at the end of the little bridge, it has a big MACS sign on it.
    Enjoy that familiar breeze of AC that you learn to appreciate when you live in a hot (rich enough) country.

    Walk straight to the 3 counters in front of you. The two on the right have a paper poster that says "kauntermacs" or something like this, if you read it in your head you'll know you are in the right place (if you speak Malay, you'll probably think I'm bodoh but that's ok!).

    Say hi to the officer behind the counter or hit the little bell to let them know you are here. Hand over your passport, if not Singaporean you will be immediately asked "PR?", take out your green card and hand it over as well (not a PR also can, but must have the green card). Fill a quick form with your particulars. Pay RM30.

    Wait in the AC, seated next to your helmet. Get both your index fingerprints taken. Wait a bit, and get your passport, green card, and payment receipt back. (It all took me 10 min.)

    Look at your new one page sticker sayin' you will not have to fill a white card or get stamps all over your passport for the next 365 days. Say a little thank you in your head for fellow SBF riders without whom you wouldn't have figured it out. (thanks a lot guys, really!!)

    Go back to your bike (that truly no one gives a crap about, people are too busy working or just paying attention to other things rather than plotting to steal it) and ride off feeling happy.

    Resist the temptation to u-turn into MY just to test out the MACS.
    And voila ! You're done

    Took some photos for you guys. Didn't see any no camera sign so I suppose it's ok as nothing there that is not public or threatening to security, these are partial photos only and it's impossible to identify any staff. But let me know if you think I better remove them:

    View from after the last counter. Door is on the right in this photo, you can see there's plenty of space to park:


    The MACS building:


    The counters:


    Hope this helps!

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