- Hopped on bus in Singapore for Malaysia - I hopped on a bus from Singapore which I had booked earlier, and loaded my baggage into the luggage compartment of the bus. There are many buses that travel from Singapore to Malaysia . The service that I used was called, Aeroline, which is quite comfortable (reclining seats as well as lounge seats available) and safe, though you just pay a little bit more for it. But for some extra sleep, why not?
- Singapore immigrations checkpoint - The bus travels from central Singapore to the Singapore-Malaysia border but just before it goes over the border there is a Singaporean immigrations checkpoint which you go through.
- Bus goes over bridge to Malaysia – Once everyone has gone through immigrations, you re-board the bus and it goes over the Singapore-Malaysia bridge and you will now be in Malaysia . Moments later you will reach the Malaysian immigration and customs, and you will need to hop off the bus. This time you take everything with you, including your backpack and baggage that is stored at the bottom of the bus. This is for customs.
- Malaysian immigrations checkpoint – This is a similar process as any immigrations checkpoint, you show you passport to the immigrations officer. It’s important here to make sure that your passport is stamped correctly, as I understand that the process leaving Malaysia will prove very difficult if the immigrations officer forgets to stamp your passport!
In terms of getting a visa for Malaysia, as I have an Australian passport there was no need for me to have a visa before arriving, and I can stay there for 3 months on a social visit. This will certainly vary for passport holders of other countries (see: https://www.2malaysia.com/visa.htm and https://www.malaysia.org.au/travel1.html for details on other countries, but it looks like most Westernised nations enjoy similar visa-free benefits).
- Bus heads into your Malaysian destination – Everyone boards the bus again after going through Malaysian immigrations and customs. The bus heads over to your final destination, which in my case was Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia .