ICA & the Vicinity

6 Jan 2010 – New passport

Mon: at the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority/ICA on Kallang Rd before 0800hrs to collect my new passport. When I got there, the line snaked around the building and there were about 200 others in front of me (asked the guard with a clicker counting). Was considering abandoning the collection until another day but the guard ensured me that it will be fast and he was right! The doors opened at 0800hrs sharp, unlike most SIN citizens as the word- punctual does not exist in their vocabulary 🙂 Believe it or not but was out of the building with my new passport by 0815hrs. The new passport’s number differs from the IC number and it is valid for 5 years instead of 10… most impressed with their efficiency.

Was expecting to be waiting for at least an hour. It was a pleasant morning after the rains and decided to walk around the area to take some pictures. Random pictures from Victoria Street, Jalan Sultan and North Bridge Rd.

Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo – Al Gore