This is just information sharing for anyone who want to renew/replace their Malaysia Passport. For those who doesn't know what is a Malaysia Passport, that's the thing that get you to overseas for vacation, besides credit card and cash.
What you need?
Most Klang Valley immigration office is filled with at least 50 people at any given operating time. There's a "hidden office" in Putrajaya that's not even listed in IMI website. IMI only posted it in the news page. The address on the website is incomplete. The full address is as followed.
Jabatan Imigresen W.P Putrajaya
Cawangan Preseint 14
Bangunan Chancery, Jalan Diplomatik 2, Presint 14
Anyway I was just trying my luck today. It's 2:45pm after I collected MyKad. There are less than 10 people in the room and queue number 1114. I got my number, 1116! Now you know what I mean hidden
All in all, it took 15 minutes to process my application and make payment. After that I head to Alamanda shopping mall which is 2km away to get some essentials. Come back by 4:30pm, my passport is ready. Siok!
This is just information sharing for anyone who want to renew/replace their MyKad. For those who doesn't know what is MyKad, that's your Identification Card or Kad Pengenalan.
As we know Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) offices are always crowded with people applying/renewing MyKad. As we know the chip does not last forever. I wouldn't complain. My credit card chip was damaged within a year plus. My old MyKad chip has lasted a good 8 years.
Without waiting in the queue and sit in the office for whole day just to renew a damage chip, the fastest way is to get it done thru MYEG. To be frank I am not a fan of MYEG. Their advertisement during World Cup 2010 is terrible. A bunch of idiots dancing for no reason and not related to the services MYEG offer.
First register an account on MYEG. Strangely JPN online application is from 8am to 11pm (Mondays to Fridays), 8am to 2pm (Saturdays) and 8am to 9pm (Sundays). Follow MYEG website and submit all the required details. Make payment RM12 with your credit card. RM10 for the new MyKad and RM2 for MYEG service. Yes, they are people who complain about the RM2. For god sake, RM2 saves you hours queuing at JPN office. It's cheaper than the transportation to get there.
Once done. Sit back and relax. Go do your things and get a good night sleep. You can check the application status online the following day.
If you don't mind driving down to Putrajaya JPN headquarters which I did since it's only 15 minutes from my house, the MyKad is ready to collect after 24 hours. For other Penisular offices, that will take 10 working days and 30 working days for Sabah and Sarawak. I got mine within 10 minutes arriving JPN office
Lastly, MYEG did not ask me nor pay me anything for writing this article.
In the past anyone with a million ringgit is consider a very rich person, hence the word millionaire. However with inflation driving in and a double storrey house in Klang Valley already cost more than half a million, millionaire is a commoner in urban area. To be considers really rich one need to have a fortune of billion, hence the name, billionaire.
After watching BBC Top Gear season 12 special edition where Jeremy, Hammond and James are each given 15 million dong which fits in a shoe box, to purchase a vehicle and race from South Vietnam to North Vietnam in 8 days where the Americans have failed to do in 10 years, only to discover that sum of money only worth 1000 US dollar and they have to settle with motor bikes, raise a question to me, where on earth has the least value currency? In other words, in which country you can become billionaire overnight, in their currency of course.
To find the answer I look no further by asking the know-all-thing, wikipedia. I quickly found the answer and it really scares me off. Not because of how “big” the money is, but the fact is there’s no modern handheld calculator to date that can carry out calculations for so many digits. All I can think of is Zimbawee has some of the best mathematicians in the world that rivals computer! In fact the whole population has to count multi-trillions dollar everyday! If you think US trillion dollars stimulus package is a lot of money wait till you hear this.
According to wiki, the last recorded rate was on 2 Feb 2009 and one US dollar is equals to 12,336,416,667 Third Zimbabwean dollar (ZWR) which is the official bank rate. In the black market you can get as high as 300,000,000,000,000. Yeah, every Zimbawees is trying to get rid of ZWR as soon as possible. I am sorry, it’s not that my maths is bad, but I certainly never dealt with such a large sums of money in my life. Forgive me if I pronounce it wrongly. Is that 3 trillions dollar? I am a trillionaire!
Unfortunately Zimbabwe’s currency, the Zimbabwean dollar, is suspended for at least one year effective from 12 April 2009. That means you can’t exchange ZWR for until April 2010.
Next on the list is Somaliland, neighbour to the pirates nation Somalia and not widely recognised as an independent sovereign state. Since it’s not a recognize country we can leave that out.
Thus in principle, as on end of 2009, the easiest and fastest way to become a billionaire is still Vietnam. No wonder BBC Top Gear went there.
To read more please goto http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_valued_currency_unit