Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Second wave of floods hits JB

JB (Johor Bahru) residents are not getting any reprieve yet from the weather as the city has been hit by a second wave of floods from the heavy rain in the last 24 hours. Three relief centres have been set up to cater to more evacuees.

JB is a city at the southernmost tip of Peninsula Malaysia and is the gateway to Malaysia from Singapore by road. The causeway links both countries and a second link was opened a few years ago to ease traffic which builds up especially during holiday seasons.

Cost of living has gone up drastically in JB. This is due to Singaporeans doing their shopping in JB taking advantage of the positive currency exchange in their (Singaporeans) favour. The rate is S$1.00 = RM2.3 approximately.

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