Singapore and Malaysia could be linked by an undersea tunnel

Soon, there may be one more option for travelers between Singapore and Malaysia.

Traveling from Singapore and Malaysia may get a lot easier.

According to the The Star, engineers are currently exploring the possibility of building an undersea tunnel to link Malaysia's Johor Baru and Singapore.

Iskandar Regional Development Authority chief executive officer Ismail Ibrahim said the tunnel was likely to be about one kilometer long, slightly shorter than the current Woodlands Causeway.

“By going underwater ... there will be less disruption to movement between Johor Baru and Singapore,” said Ibrahim.

The Woodlands Causeway, which is about 1,050 meters long, was completed in 1923 and links Singapore to the Straits of Johor.

Daily vehicle usage is estimated at between 80,000 and 100,000.

Singapore and Johor are also currently connected via the Second Link, a dual three-lane 1.9-kilometer carriageway linking Tanjung Kupang to Tuas in Singapore.

The detailed engineering study on the tunnel will be conducted by consultants appointed by both Singapore and Malaysia.

At present, there has been no indication on what it will cost to build the undersea tunnel, or when it might be finished.