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Old Nov 3rd 2017, 4:42 am   #1
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Has anyone experienced this new Tourist/Hotel tax while booking a hotel in MY as a MM2H holder ???
I'm wondering if I should bring a my MM2H paper work to show the hotel staff my exemption during hotel stays in MY.

"From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out".

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Old Nov 3rd 2017, 9:33 am   #2
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I've booked an overnighter at KLIA in mid December and the confirmation mentions I will be charged the tax separately. I have just made a note to wave my MM2H visa about when I check in. Will post on this thread after the event.

I am not expecting to get away with this. We all know that MM2H is not a permanent visa but let's see.
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Old Nov 8th 2017, 8:56 pm   #3
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I think there has always been a tourist tax in Malaysia. When I have tried to negotiate a better price than the advertised one, I've in the past been told it is because I am "not a local".
Perhaps this is a tax on top of that.
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