- Passport Renewal 5-May-2021
1. Apparently, there’s an Immigration SOP which requires making an online appointment prior to going to make/renew your passport.
I made an appointment for 9.00am on 5-May-2021 and reached there at 8.45am. There was no queue and some people did not have any appointment. I guess that in a very crowded situation, the appointment becomes useful (or mandatory?).
2. For Subang Jaya folks, take the LRT to go to the Kelana Jaya Immigration Department. Get off at the Glenmarie station which is just one stop away from the Subang Jaya station. The Immigration Department is about 400m away. The walkway is uncovered for the most part, so take an umbrella in case of rain.
3.You only need to bring your old passport and IC. At the reception, you just have to fill up a tiny simple form to get a queue number.
4.If your shirt/blouse is not dark enough or deemed not suitable, they will lend you a dark jacket for your photo to be taken, on the spot.
5.No cash is allowed for payment. Use a credit/debit card to pay. RM100 for senior citizens.
6.Check, double check that you have taken your IC back before leaving. I left my IC behind and the officer did not bother to call after me. Lucky I realised I left my IC behind.
7.Time taken: 40 minutes from registration to collection of passport.
Cute Pick-necked Green Pigeon versus Angry Myna
If there is a territorial dispute between an “angry” bird and a “cute” bird, who do you think will win?
I was taking some photos of a family of Pink-necked Green Pigeons feeding on a palm tree in my garden when a drama unfolded. A rather mean-looking Myna quietly crept up and startled the Green Pigeons who understandably flew away terrified. But then the head of the family decided that he was not going to let the Myna get away with it. And very much like a bullying incident, the bully had no stomach for a fight when the victim decided to fight back.
Watch the dispute between a Myna (“angry”) and a Pink-necked Green Pigeon (“cute”) and see the unexpected outcome… Cute overcomes Angry.