S’pore, KL ink details of land swop deal

July 2, 2011 by  
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By Teo Cheng Wee, The Straits Times, 28 Jun 2011.

PUTRAJAYA: A 20-year wrangle over Malayan railway land that had dogged ties between Singapore and Malaysia came to a close yesterday, after both sides put pen to paper and agreed on the implementation details of a landmark land swop.

Hailed as a deal that would take the relationship between the neighbours to a new level, the so-called Written Instrument was signed by Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam and Malaysia’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

Indeed, among the major components of the deal is a rapid transit system (RTS) link that will allow for speedy commutes between Johor Baru and Singapore.

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Source: The Straits Times

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