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Pregnant woman walks across Johor causeway with toddler

KUALA LUMPUR (April 29): A Malaysian mother who is expecting her second child walked across the Johor-Singapore Causeway with her luggage and two-year-old son to return home, according to a Malaysiakini report.

The report said Jessie New started her journey at 8am on April 27 and six hours later was finally able to settle down at a hotel in Johor Bahru, after going through the process at Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine Complex (CIQ).

Taking to Facebook, she said she could not carry her eldest son in her current condition, thus he had to walk along the road himself.

"My eldest son is cooperative, he walked with me across the causeway," she said in the post that has attracted many good wishes.

"I couldn't carry him as I am pregnant and he is so young that he could not walk very fast. So it took us 40 minutes to cross the causeway," she was quoted as saying by Sin Chew Daily.

New also uploaded a photo of the hotel room where she is spending her 14-day quarantine, describing the room as small but clean which she is happy with it. 

New said she had to come home as she could not get a renewal of her son's social visit pass and the earliest bus for Malaysians to return from Singapore would only arrive on May 2.

She said she would stay at a confinement centre in Johor Bahru after quarantine to await the birth.

New said she had to come back on her own as her husband had to work in Singapore.

On April 23, she applied for an Entry Permit from the High Commission of Malaysia in Singapore and only received a reply two days later.

“It is known that the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore only opens 400 places for people to apply to return home. I suggest that those who want to return home make an application by email three days in advance,” she said.

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