|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Malay Wikipedia. (July 2011)|
Malaysia–Singapore relations (Malay Hubungan Malaysia-Singapura, 简体中文|Chinese language 新马关系) refers to bilateral foreign relations between the two countries Malaysia and Singapore, after the separation of Singapore from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965. Singapore has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur, and Malaysia has a high commission in Singapore. Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Iskandar Malaysia 
Iskandar Malaysia, formerly known as Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (Iskandar Development Region) and SJER, is located at the south of Johor or north of Singapore island. The development region was officially declared by the former prime minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Its main purpose is to encourage Singaporean investors to invest more in the region rather than investing in other competing countries such as China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, etc.
Singapore and Malaysia are part of the Five Power Defence Arrangements along with New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Both sides along with Indonesia help each other when threatened with threats posed by Jemaah Islamiyah (J.I).
Malaysia is one of Singapore's biggest trading partners and the biggest only when considering the member nations of ASEAN. Bi-lateral trade totaled roughly 39 billion US dollars in the first half of 2010, an increase of 36 percent from the same period in 2009.
The two countries are connected by the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Tuas Second Link.
The Second Link is a bridge connecting Singapore and Johor, Malaysia. In Singapore, it is officially known as the Tuas Second Link. The bridge was built to reduce the traffic congestion at the Johor–Singapore Causeway, and was opened to traffic on 2 January 1998. The twin-deck bridge supports a dual-three lane carriageway linking Kampong Ladang at Tanjung Kupang, Johor to Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim at Tuas, Singapore. The total length of the bridge over water is 1,920 m (6,300 ft). On the Malaysian side, the bridge is connected to the Second Link Expressway (Malay: Lebuhraya Laluan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura) also known as Linkedua Expressway, which links from Senai North Interchange Exit 253 at North-South Expressway, Senai Airport and Taman Perling, Johor Bahru via its extension known as Johor Bahru Parkway. In Singapore, the bridge connects to the Ayer Rajah Expressway.
The Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link, a high-speed rail line between Malaysia and Singapore, is currently under development and is scheduled to begin operations in 2018. This long-delayed project is moving forward because in 2010 Malaysian Prime Minister Najib and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong resolved a key diplomatic problem between the two countries by ending the impasse over transportation links and Singaporean investment in Iskandar Malaysia. Malaysia and Singapore counterpart have agreed to modify the Points of Agreement signed in 1990. Specifically, the two sides have promised to move the KTM railway station from Tanjung Pagar to Woodlands, set up a joint venture to be called M-S Pte Ltd to develop six parcels of land in Singapore, develop a rapid transit link between Tanjung Pateri in Johor Baru and Woodlands in Singapore, and allow Temasek and Khazanah to set up a joint venture for the purpose of developing a town in Iskandar Malaysia. The two countries have also agreed to set up co-located Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities so that travelers will only have to pass through one immigration check-point when using the service.
From Singapore's independence in 1965, several disputes have surfaced between Singapore and Malaysia. This includes, among other things, the dispute over the revision of the price of water under the 1961 and 1962 water agreements and the ownership of Pedra Branca, an island off the coast of Johor.
See also 
|About Malaysia–Singapore relations|
- Singapore, Malaysia bilateral trade up 36 pct in H1, Xinhua, 4 August 2010.
- M’sia, S’pore joint implementation team meets, Bernama, 29 August 2010.
- Malaysia and Singapore end deadlock on key issues, The Star, 25 May 2010.