When I was back in penang last November,I went to renew my passport..
Actually,I wasn't prepared to renew on that particular day..it was just that ,I have nothing to do that morning,so I ask my sister (Sylia) to drop us(me and kacang),in Beach street,so that we could walk around.


We happened to pass the imigration office and I ask kacang wheather she would like to renew her passport in advance,and she says okay..
So,we walk in and ask the imigration officer who was in front at the reception.
He was very kind and teached us how to do it ..explaining in full details..


I found out that the service at the imigration have change alot in five years..
Five years ago,those imigration officers put on a very business like and stern face,but this year..I found them to be very friendly and served the public with a smiling face.
I was also very surprise,they try to speak with us in english as we can't speak good bahasa malaysia..hahaha..
The service was also quite fast as after we send in the forms,we were told to be back in one and a half hours to collect our passports.


On our way out,we noticed they were several "pinang trees" growing near by,so since I will be leaving penang soon,I took some photos of the pinang trees to remind me of my sweet home..PENANG.
I also took a photo of our penang clock tower,as by looking at it makes me think of penang...
We spend the time while waiting for our passport to be ready by walking around king street,queen street and the nearby streets.
Kacang bought several bollywood hindi DVD there,and me..enjoying the scenery..
I love to walk around king street and queen street as I can feel like I am in India..hahaha...
Later ,we have lunch in beach street and went into a bank(forgot what name)to cool off(free air con)hahaha...
I really enjoy that day very much and I hope to walk around again in my next trip..
Before I end this post,I would like to praise the imigration officers in penang for their good and friendly service..please keep up the good work..(^-^)

5 comments:

Xiao-Kia said...

ya lo... immigration site improved a lot and EPF. glad than you change your passport liau + with new and beautiful face...

amycheah said...

yes, agreed.

Constance said...

i also miss king and queen st cos my mom used to bring us there often when young to visit an old friend. now no more. i also like an indian restaurant there, Dawood... wah my mouth water liao.

aussieahchee said...

I also remember how horrible the past immigration staff was in the olden days. Thank goodness time has changed or do we have more patience now since we are older??? Hee! Hee!

NomadicMom said...

Sorry for being kepoh...but how come carry passport around town if did not intend to renew that particular day?

Yeah. Yeah...very impressed with the immigration these days...