It would be the first official visit by a Malaysia prime minister to Singapore in additional than three years, since former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad visited in November 2018 and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted international journey.
Mr Ismail Sabri will witness the VTL launch with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) mentioned on Sunday, calling the launch a “significant step towards the restoration of bilateral and regional connectivity”.
Singapore may even begin an air VTL with Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday, with six airways offering designated VTL flights.
Following the launch, Mr Ismail Sabri will attend a welcome ceremony on the Istana, name on President Halimah Yacob and meet Mr Lee.
Mr Lee will host an official lunch in honour of Mr Ismail Sabri, MFA mentioned, including that the Malaysia prime minister can have a brand new orchid hybrid named after him throughout a ceremony on the Istana.
Mr Ismail Sabri will probably be accompanied by Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry Mohamed Azmin Ali, Minister of Foreign Affairs Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Transport Wee Ka Siong, Johor Chief Minister Hasni Mohammad, and senior officers.
Travellers on the land VTL should use designated bus companies and have to be residents, everlasting residents or long-term go holders of the nation they’re coming into.