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There were two immigration buildings at the checkpoint – block 1 and 2. I drove through block 2. The immigration officer told me that the ‘road tax’ of my car had expired, and asked me to renew it at the office. I parked my car at the side and walked to the office, but found nobody working there. Thus I had to walk to the office in block 1. The officer in block 1, in turn, went to block 2 to check at my car! The whole process wasted 20 minutes.
After leaving the checkpoint, I continued my journey along PIE – Pan Island Expressway. I observed rows of rain trees on both sides of the road, and even ‘on’ the divider. Rain trees shaped like an umbrella, and were very shady. In this tropical nation, they helped to lower the temperature.
By comparison, driving along the North-South Expressway in