I’ve heard different people getting their electricity connected in different ways, and I all got was ‘go to TNB’.
Which I did, and still didn’t manage to get it connected! Yesterday morning I went to the Pusat Khidmat Pelanggan at Aras 1, Wisma TNB, Jalan Yahya Awal 80100 Johor Bahru. Wasn’t too hard to find fortunately.
Showed them my S&P, and was informed that the previous owner did in fact have an account. In order for me to open an account, I would need to fill in 2 forms (one was an account opening form (it was in English and Bahasa), and I really don’t know what the other one was), and both of these forms needed to be stamped.
So off I went to the Income Tax office just opposite Angsana Mall to get them both stamped. And returned to TNB thinking I could get my electricity up and running.
So I showed the staff at the information counter my two duly-stamped forms and got a queue number. My number gets called….
They need a copy of my identity card. I didn’t have one. ‘Can you make a copy for me’?.. ‘we cannot’.
And you need a witness. A witness? I was thinking of getting the next person in the queue to be my witness lol, then I realized I had no idea where in the vicinity to go to make a copy of my IC, not to mention I needed to return to Singapore shortly.
So here I am, holding on to two stamped forms waiting to go back with a witness and a copy of my IC to hopefully finally open an electricity account.
Either way, my contractor said he will be commencing work on Monday (5th March). I trust his workmen will magically conjure some electricity out of somewhere if there isn’t any at my place!
Quite the handicap not knowing the language. Guess I’d better start learning it.