One of the most important roads in Johor Bahru town is Jalan Wong Ah Fook. This is because this road is located right in the middle of the city centre where it is directly connected with the Johor Bahru Immigration Checkpoint which connects vehicles from both sides of the Causeway. As such, you will notice that there are vehicles crawling along this stretch at most times of the day.
Jalan Wong Ah Fook is a very prominent street in Johor Bahru because of its location which is at the heart of the city. Here is where visitors from Singapore coming in through the Causeway will convene before heading out to other parts of Johor Bahru like the suburbs and other nearby locations. Besides that, Jalan Wong Ah Fook plays an important role in providing access to people to travel to work and school.
The largest group of people who are constantly seen around Jalan Wong Ah Fook are mainly tourists and visitors. In fact, Singaporeans are here to shop and dine on weekends. Meanwhile, you will notice a large group of foreigners who stay in Johor Bahru and then travelling over to Singapore for vacation.
Jalan Wong Ah Fook is an important road that connects the people around the city with the central business district as there are many office buildings located around here. This makes Jalan Wong Ah Fook an extremely attractive option for advertising on billboards which can capture thousands of impressions each day.
Landmarks and Subroads
Jalan Wong Ah Fook starts from the south through Jalan Ibrahim where it passes by Komtar (Tun Abdul Razak Complex) and then towards JB Sentral as well. It runs parallel with Jalan Tun Abdul Razak which service motorists on both side of the city. Jalan Wong Ah Fook is connected to Jalan Tun Abdul Razak via Jalan Station, Jalan Siu Nam, Jalan Siu Koon and Jalan Siu Chin respectively.
After that, it terminates around the north through Jalan Gereja where it reconvenes with Jalan Tun Abdul Razak that leads towards the upper parts of JB. Along here, you will come towards the JB City Square, one of the very popular shopping malls here while the Sultan Iskandar Complex is located not far from here as well.
Jalan Wong Ah Fook is always congested with vehicles and motorists who are travelling to and from Singapore. The traffic crawl here is unusually high in the mornings where it can start as early as 5.30am and towards the evening which can be as late as 10.00pm on working days.
This means that Jalan Wong Ah Fook experiences super peak traffic conditions during those times. However, because Jalan Wong Ah Fook is located so close to the Causeway that connects to Singapore, the traffic condition can be quite erratic in which it can peak at the most unusual times.
At other times, Jalan Wong Ah Fook experiences moderate traffic conditions. The weekends are when this road is very much super peak to peak almost throughout the day and could sometimes even last till the wee hours of the morning.