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Sweet diplomacy: Malaysia’s Immigration Department surprises ICA with birthday cake at Woodlands Checkpoint

Amidst cross-border camaraderie, Singapore’s ICA was pleasantly surprised on National Day by a heartening gesture from Johor CIQ.

On Wednesday (9 Aug), The Malaysian Immigration Department presented a symbolic cake, fostering optimism for bilateral relations. Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim also shared warm wishes via Facebook.



SINGAPORE: In a heartwarming display of cross-border camaraderie, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore received an unexpected and delightful surprise on the occasion of Singapore’s National Day.

The Johor Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) took the opportunity to express its optimism for a strong and positive relationship between the two nations.

The Department of Immigration from the Malaysian counterpart presented a beautifully crafted cake, symbolizing goodwill and unity on Singapore’s special day.

Captured in official photographs shared online, the deputy chief of immigration at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar, Malaysia, graciously handed over the commemorative cake to Tong Weijie, the deputy commander of Singapore’s Woodlands Checkpoint.

The cake was meticulously adorned with intricate designs depicting iconic Singapore landmarks, including the stunning Marina Bay Sands, the revered Merlion, and the iconic Singapore Flyer.

This heartfelt presentation took place against the backdrop of the distinguished Woodlands Checkpoint building.

The exquisite cake, a fitting embodiment of artistry and symbolism, was bestowed as a token of celebration for Singapore’s 58th National Day.

The gesture resonates with the shared values of cooperation and mutual respect that underlie the bilateral relationship between the two neighboring countries.

Furthermore, the Immigration Office at Bangunan Sultan Iskandar used the occasion to extend their well wishes for a harmonious collaboration between both parties responsible for upholding border security and safety at the Malaysia-Singapore land entry points.

The sentiment was conveyed through the following words: “May it foster a good relationship between both parties who together ensure safety at the land entry points of Malaysia – Singapore.”

Johor Crown Prince extends heartfelt wishes for Singapore’s future prosperity

Adding to the chorus of goodwill, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, the crown prince of Johor Bahru, conveyed his best wishes through a thoughtful Facebook post.

His message resonated with a deep appreciation for the enduring friendship shared between Johor and Singapore.

Tunku Ismail expressed a heartfelt desire for Singapore’s continued tranquility and prosperity in the years ahead.


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