I was born at National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore, on the 22nd of August 2001. Since both my parents are Indonesians, I was born automatically as an Indonesian, although I was born in Singapore. My Indonesian embassy here in Singapore granted me an Indonesian passport, actually it was not really a passport, but a travel document in-lieu of a passport since they said that I was still too young to have my own passport. *sigh* This caused a problem when I tried to enter Malaysia via Johor Bahru checkpoint from Singapore, I was refused entry to Malaysia because they did not recognise my travel document in-lieu of a passport.
However, my mother has appealed to the Indonesian embassy for a normal passport to be granted, and since October 2002, I already had my own passport. I have used the passport to travel to Malaysia several times already. :)
Cities visited: Singapore, Jakarta (Indonesia), Bandung (Indonesia), Cirebon (Indonesia), Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Bangkok (Thailand).
Since I was born, I've been travelling between Singapore and Jakarta several times, following my parents. Other than Jakarta, in Indonesia, I also have visited Bandung, my father's home town, about 200km south east of Jakarta. I also have visited Cirebon, a small town about 240km east of Jakarta, where my grandmother is working.
I also have been to Malaysia several times. The first time I went to Malaysia was when I and my family tried to cross the causeway from Singapore to Johor Bahru. However, since I was holding a travel document in-lieu of a passport and not a passport itself, the Malaysian immigration refused me from entering Johor Bahru. So we needed to walk back across the causeway to get back to Singapore. Yes, we really needed to walk. It's not possible to catch the bus back to Singapore if we haven't passed the immigration. *sigh*
After my parents upgraded my travel document into a "real" passport, then I was able to enter Malaysia "properly". :-) My parents took me for a bus ride across the causeway from Singapore to Johor Bahru. However, we only went to the JB City Square, a shopping mall in JB downtown, and we didn't go elsewhere in JB. The second time I visited Malaysia is when we went to Kuala Lumpur. My father rented a car in Singapore, and we drove all the way to KL. We went to Mid Valley Mega Mall and Sunway Lagoon, and we stayed at MiCasa Hotel Apartment in Kuala Lumpur.
The third time I entered Malaysia is when my family, together with one of my uncles' family, went to Kuala Lumpur to meet my grandparents there. We went to Suria KLCC and KL Tower.
The fourth time I went to Malaysia was with my father and my father's friend Henry when we visited Johor Bahru. This time, in addition to the usual JB City Square, we also went to Holiday Plaza and Pelangi Plaza, another two of the biggest shopping malls in Johor Bahru.
The last time I went to Malaysia is when I and my family went to Genting Highlands. We had a very nice time visiting the Outdoor Theme Park, as well as the new Indoor Theme Park at First World Plaza.
I also have went to Bangkok with my family. We also met my grandparents there for a 5-day holiday. We visited the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Pho (the reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun. We also took the boat across the Chao Phraya River during our way from Wat Pho to Wat Arun. We also visited some shopping malls there, such as the Pratunam Market, Mah Boon Krong (MBK) Shopping Center, World Trade Center (WTC) and Emporium Shopping Center.
You can contact me through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit my homepage at http://indra.webvis.net/irza/, which is maintained by my father.
Sorry, not much information can be provided at the moment. My father is really a busy person and he does not have enough time to update this website for me. You can go to our family's blog: Inka and Irza should you want to know more about me and my family.
You can also check my photo album here.
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