Yesterday I had a one day trip to Johor, Malaysia. Lots of bewildering stuffs.
Our destination was Desaru, an Eastern part of Johor State. Our meeting point was at the North-Eastern part of Singapore. So our coach travelled all the way on the expressway to Kranji. Just as I thought we would be going through the Causeway, the coach continued South-West to Tuas and we entered Malaysia via the Second Link. We were like going in a big letter C.
After clearing the Singapore checkpoint, our coach made our way into Malaysia. There was this long queue of coaches, and our driver took some initiative to cut queue. Guess what, this uniformed chap with yellow beret and 3 rhombuses on each shoulder came over and confiscated the driver's passport. So, don't cut queue ok.
While waiting for the Malaysian immigration clearance, the fingerprint scanning thingie wasn't really bothering me. Even the man behind me was saying they were doing the scanning randomly. When it was my turn, I was "lucky" enough to be asked to do the scanning.
On my way back out of Malaysia, the Malaysian immigration officer made me scan my fingers again. I really don't get it, what is the point of scanning something supposedly already in your database? And I got randomly selected twice, should I be making my way to the jackpot machine?
On hindsight, sticking 2 index fingers side by side looks like one fat middle finger. Sorry~
Labels: malaysia, trip