(Sep 2020) Collection of Form K & Birth Certificate

I hope that this post will smoothen your journey of collecting Form K and your Birth Certificate.
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1. You must either receive a hard copy letter stating that your Form K (final renunciation letter) and Birth Certificate are ready for collection or you need to request an email confirmation that your documents are ready for collection. Usually the documents are ready for collection approximately 8 months after renunciation, but there might be unforeseen circumstances leading to your documents not being ready so you would not want to risk. (If you ask me if a phone call confirmation is sufficient, I would say no. However, that’s just my opinion.)

2. You do not need to book an appointment for the collection. Head down Consular Section of MHC between 2.30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Would suggest you start queueing at around 1.45pm as there were already ~30 people in front of me when I arrived at 2pm sharp. I queued under the sun for about half an hour. (Photos below may also encourage you to bring along an umbrella and be an early bird.)

3. Bring along the following documents (Original and two photocopies each in A4 size paper):

i) Singapore IC or 11B Card (photocopy front and back of the document)
ii) Singapore Passport (bio-data page only)
iii) Singapore Citizenship Certificate* (photocopy front & back of the document)
iv) Deed poll / Baptism (if name has been changed / if applicable)

Also, you must bring along the letter stating documents are ready for collection. If you do not have the letter, get ready to show your email confirmation to the officer.

*If you have not received the Singapore Citizenship Certificate, please email ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg) to request for a soft copy of the certified true copy. Two photocopies of this is needed as well.

4. At the guard house, you will have to scan QR codes for SafeEntry and Health Declaration (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_tUssXY3b4EC236Cl4MBtvPd4p0J98Ay-RwVxDZLD4BXoeg/viewform). (Just in case you need help for English, you can read through the questions beforehand.) And as usual, use one of your cards with your NRIC/Name to exchange for a pass to enter.

5. Go to Consular Section. You do not have to take a ticket at the ticketing machine. Just queue at Counter 1 and the officer will collect the necessary documents from you. Next, you just have to sit down and wait.

6. Waited for about 10 minutes for my name to be called. Collected Form K and my Birth Certificate after signing on a document and headed out to get back my card at the guard house.

7. Went home to scan the front and back of Form K and emailed the soft copy to ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg).

DONE! I do not think I have to return to MHC for the rest of my life!
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This is a follow-up to my previous posts on renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship.

(1) Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship: https://pinkolifant.com/2019/10/10/oct-2019-renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship/

(2) Registration of Singapore Citizenship:
https://pinkolifant.com/2019/11/28/oct-2019-registration-of-singapore-citizenship-at-ica/

(3) Collection of NRIC & Citizenship Certificate (certified true copy):
https://pinkolifant.com/2020/07/10/updates-renunciation-of-malaysian-citizenship/

Stay safe,
PinkOlifant

我(岑宁儿): English Translation

岑宁儿 (Yoyo Sham)
我 (I Am What I Am)
作词 / Lyricist:林夕  (Albert Leung)
作曲 / Composer:张国荣 (Leslie Cheung)
编曲 / Arranger: 詹贤哲 (Chan Hsien Che)

I am what I am
我就是我
我永远都爱这样的我
I will love the way I am forever

快乐是 快乐的方式不只一种
Happiness is…There are plenty of ways to achieve happiness
最荣幸是 谁都是造物者的光荣
The greatest honour is that…we are all the pride of the Life Creator
不用闪躲 为我喜欢的生活而活
There is no need to hide…the way I prefer to live
不用粉墨 就站在光明的角落
There is no need for makeup…I willingly stand under the spotlight of scrutiny

我就是我 是颜色不一样的烟火
I am what I am,
Firework of a different colour
天空海阔 要做最坚强的泡沫
I want to be the bravest bubble,
In this world of endless oceans and roofless skies
我喜欢我 让蔷薇开出一种结果
I love what I am,
Let a rose plant bear flower of its liking
孤独的沙漠里 一样盛放的赤裸裸
Revealing every part of itself in the lonely desert

多么高兴 在琉璃屋中快乐生活
How happy I am,
To enjoy my life in the glass house
对世界说 什么是光明和磊落
Showing the world how to be fearless and true to oneself

我就是我 是颜色不一样的烟火
I am what I am,
Firework of a different colour
天空海阔 要做最坚强的泡沫
I want to be the bravest bubble,
In this world of endless oceans and roofless skies
我喜欢我 让蔷薇开出一种结果
I love what I am,
Let a rose plant bear flower of its liking
孤独的沙漠里 一样盛放的赤裸裸
Revealing every part of itself in the lonely desert

Translated by PinkOlifant.

“我”是张国荣的歌,有国语版也有粤语版。2015年左右初听这首歌,没想到一首15岁的歌曲能打动当时20多岁的我。在这个不是很能包容差异的社会,许多人都活得很辛苦。当年身为双性恋者的哥哥(张国荣)也一样。与他关系很好的林夕,把张国荣的痛楚写成了优美的歌词,每一句都那么有画面感。

打从“追光者”开始,就很欣赏岑宁儿对歌的演绎。这首经典不是光靠演唱技巧的,世界观越宏大,就越能听出天空广阔。张国荣唱出了“光明和磊落”而岑宁儿唱出了她“喜欢的生活”。

【原版】


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Updates [Renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship]

Thank you everyone who has posted questions related to problems they face while renouncing Malaysian Citizenship, as well as getting their Singapore IC and certificate, during this COVID-19 period. And many thanks to all readers who actively tried to help one another out, your generosity in sharing your knowledge and experience, I believe, will be greatly appreciated by all whom you have lent a helping hand.

After reading this post, I hope that you have a clearer picture of:
(1) How to collect Singapore NRIC
(2) How to obtain certified true copy of Singapore Citizenship Certificate
(3) How to collect Form K (final renunciation letter) & Birth Certificate

(1) Collection of Singapore Identity Card (NRIC)

Thank you one of the readers who updated me that she has emailed ICA to check on the collection of her NRIC. I followed her footsteps and emailed ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg).

I received a reply a few days later saying that I have been granted permission* to enter ICA Building on a certain date to collect my NRIC while collection of Singapore Citizenship Certificate will be advised on a later date.

*Some readers received their NRIC via snail mail even before the general election.

The entire collection process took about 30 minutes. Asked about the Singapore Citizenship Certificate and they told me that it can only be collected during the ceremony which we will be informed on a later date.

(2) Certified true copy of Singapore Citizenship Certificate

For those who need a certified true copy of Singapore Citizenship Certificate for the collection of Form K (final renunciation letter) at MHC, you just have to write to ICA (ICA_Citizenship_Unit@ica.gov.sg) and request the soft copy of it via email. MHC does not require the original citizenship certificate.

(3) Collection of Form K (final renunciation letter) & Birth Certificate

I have received a letter stating that my application for renunciation of Malaysian Citizenship has been approved. Also, I have to personally go down to the Consular Section of MHC between 2.30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, to collect both Form ‘K’ and my birth certificate.

I have to bring along the following documents (Original and two photocopies each in A4 size paper):

i) Singapore IC or 11B Card (photocopy front and back of the document)
ii) Singapore Passport (bio-data page only)
iii) Singapore Citizenship Certificate (photocopy front & back of the document)
iv) Deed poll / Baptism (if name has been changed / if applicable)

Collection has to be done within three months from the date of the letter (booking of appointment is NOT needed).

For more details on the collection of Form K and Birth Certificate, please proceed to this post (https://pinkolifant.com/2020/09/24/collect-formk-bc/).

Stay safe,
PinkOlifant

還未抱過的人(李昭賢): English Translation

李昭賢 (Clara)
還未抱過的人 (Regrets)
作词 / Lyricist:馮穎琪  (Vicky Fung)
作曲 / Composer:謝國維 (Victor Tse)
编曲 / Arranger: 謝國維 (Victor Tse)


事實為誰活得好 因此天天追逐
Hoping to provide your loved ones with a comfortable life,
You worked tirelessly day and night
不懂扭轉 惟有沈默地信服
You did not know how to return to the merry life before this,
So you silently persuaded yourself that everything you’ve done is worth it
幾多晚上也許太累青春都奉送
How many nights of your youth have you sacrificed?
就算經得起 兩眼通紅
How many nights have you borne those nights with bloodshot eyes?

現實問誰受得起 甘於天天追夢
Reality asks if anyone would dare to spend every single day chasing dreams
追到天昏地暗 沿路或失重
A route which may never ends,
A route which you may lose yourself
為著承傳來日美好 心血也附送
For the sake of the future,
You’ve sacrificed your energy and youth
忘掉寫下情書給你送
Forgetting to write love letters to those who matters

還未抱過的人
Those whom you have not hugged
未說過的遺憾
Those regrets which you never revealed
等不到抬頭月滿 天漸暗
The perfect time never came,
Yet the end of life is approaching
難道要拼命半生 方知道未抱緊
Do you need to waste half of your life to realise you have not loved someone enough?
今天在身邊 假使在天邊
No matter if your loved one is right beside you,
Or an imagined land
一起懷抱夜星雲
Let’s embrace the stars among the clouds together

現實問誰受得起 甘於天天追夢
Reality asks if anyone would dare to spend every single day chasing dreams
追到天昏地暗 沿路或失重
A route which may never ends,
A route which you may lose yourself
為著承傳來日美好 心血也附送
For the sake of the future,
You’ve sacrificed your energy and youth
忘掉寫下情書給你送
Forgetting to write love letters to those who matters


還未抱過的人
Those whom you have not hugged
未說過的遺憾
Those regrets which you never revealed
等不到抬頭月滿 天漸暗
The perfect time never came,
Yet the end of life is approaching
難道要拼命半生 方知道未抱緊
Do you need to waste half of your life to realise you have not loved someone enough?
今天在身邊 假使在天邊
No matter if your loved one is right beside you,
Or an imagined land
一起懷抱夜星雲
Let’s embrace the stars among the clouds together

還未抱過的人
Those whom you still have not hugged
別要太過安份
Let’s put aside those differences
請分享還未贈送的一吻
Let’s not be petty with a kiss
流浪到哪地處身
Wherever you may be
哼起那段餘韻
As long as you hum that familiar melody
不管在身邊 可知在天邊
No matter if your loved one is right beside you,
Or an imagined land
都可懷抱夜星雲
We could all embrace the stars among the clouds together

不管在身邊 可知在天邊
No matter if your loved one is right beside you,
Or an imagined land
都可懷抱夜星雲
We could all embrace the stars among the clouds together

Translated by PinkOlifant.

Thank you Sa for recommending this song. I took a long time to translate as it is not available in my music streaming app. Sorry for the wait!

Besides, I also took a long time to open up myself to this song as this is not a friendship song nor a love song. It’s a family song.

It’s about someone who has sacrificed his life believing that as long as he works hard, his family will be happy. Spending all his energy working but neglecting his family is a mistake which he only realises towards the end of his life.

Many have lived such a life, including my father.

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悬日(田馥甄): English Translation

田馥甄 (Hebe Tien)
悬日 (Let it…)
作词 / Lyricist:葛大为 (David Ke)
作曲 / Composer:刘庭佐[知更] (Ting Tso Liu)
编曲 / Arranger: 柯宏升 (Keke Ke), 罗恩妮 (Annie Lo)
制作人 / Producer: 陈建骐 (Chen Chien Chi)

黄昏宣告著 今天已死亡
The setting Sun is announcing the death of today
淡去的光阴 是我的战场
Those fading memories are my war zones
重遇在热络的市集
We met again at a crowded night market
我很喜欢你的她
I like her
多配你呀
How compatible both of you are

是真的开心 不是在作假
I was truly happy, I wasnot faking
没有烟硝 互动健康
There was no fighting, what a healthy interaction we had
赶紧拿出我的手机
Thinking about taking out my phone
也让你看看我的他
and showing you the photo of my partner
不介意的话
If you didn’t mind

落下 同一颗太阳
The setting of the same Sun
有什么特别的吗
Is there anything special?
你还不是一样
Aren’t you just like the Sun
温暖却停在远方
Warm yet afar

对峙著不可能的爱情
Facing love, an impossible love
也该像悬日那样
We should just let it…
让它落下
Let it set like the evening Sun

她刻意放空自己
She had purposely let her mind wander
想留点时间让我们
Trying to give us some time
再说说话
To say a few more words
我像在愚弄自己
I was making a fool of myself
演那出破绽百出的 心胸宽大
Trying to act as if I had let go of the past,
Deeply flawed, I know my acting was

你不忘调侃自己
Not forgetting to ridicule yourself
不够好却总是有人
You claimed that you’d never been good enough yet there’s always someone
为你牵挂
Who’s willing to care for you
我又被回忆波及
Memories flashed across my mind again
心怎会这样不强壮
Why couldn’t my heart be stronger

落下 同一颗太阳
The setting of the same Sun
有什么特别的吗
Is there anything special?
你还不是一样
Aren’t you just like that Sun
温暖却停在远方
Warm yet afar

对峙著不可能的爱情
Facing love, an impossible love
也该像悬日那样
We should just let it…
让它落下
Let it set like the evening Sun
让它落下
Let it set…
让我放下
Let me let go of the past…
我没放下
I have not let go…
我想放下
I wish to let go…

Translated by PinkOlifant.

谢谢那年的那个你
让我如今听情歌时
能感同身受

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