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Old Jul 14th 2009, 9:12 pm
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Default Possible move to Kuala Lumpur

Ok so i may be moving to KL in the possible future and wanted to know what i should be looking for in terms of accommodation and what to ask for in the expat package, im currently living in the Middle East, Dubai and am enjoying the tax free life but unfortunately have to move.

My package at the moment in Dubai consists of (converted to Malaysian R from AED Dirhams)

Basic 320000 (MYR)
Housing Allowance 155000 (MYR)
Car Allowance 37000 (MYR)
Schooling for all children 76000 (MYR)
Airfare back to the UK once a year for all the family.
Plus a substantial bonus

Is there anything else i should be asking for, is it sufficient? Should i get paid in local currency or pounds?


I am coming along with the wife (who doesnt intend on working) and 2 children (aged 4 and half years and 15 months)

My priorities are schooling,accommodation and healthcare. My son is an athsmatic and i need to be able to take him into hospital if he deteriorates suddenly.

Im ideally looking for a 3 bed villa (must have a garden), not fussed about pool or anything, how much would i have to pay, roughly? Any ideas on utilities per month as in Dubai i have the air con on all day but live in a managed service apartment so i dont worry about the cost, i assume ill be doing the same in KL.

Ill be working from home but will need to travel into the office occasionally, near petronas towers.

Any help would be appreciated, have been told Holland Village is good but need some expert advice!
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Old Jul 15th 2009, 8:27 am
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Default Re: Possible move to Kuala Lumpur

If you get that package in KL you'll be OK.
But it will be taxed.
£ or MYR, well what do you do with your current pay?

Is there a Holland Village in KL.
Didn't think so.

Security for your accommodation is a must.
So gated community.
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Old Jul 15th 2009, 9:31 am
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Default Re: Possible move to Kuala Lumpur

Originally Posted by ex reg View Post
If you get that package in KL you'll be OK.
But it will be taxed.
£ or MYR, well what do you do with your current pay?

Is there a Holland Village in KL.
Didn't think so.

Security for your accommodation is a must.
So gated community.
Google it, appears there is!
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Old Jul 15th 2009, 10:20 am
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Default Re: Possible move to Kuala Lumpur

Originally Posted by ex reg View Post
If you get that package in KL you'll be OK.
But it will be taxed.
£ or MYR, well what do you do with your current pay?

Is there a Holland Village in KL.
Didn't think so.

Security for your accommodation is a must.
So gated community.
any gated community that you can recommend?

What is the tax over there?
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Old Jul 15th 2009, 11:58 am
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Default Re: Possible move to Kuala Lumpur

Originally Posted by deemi786 View Post
Ok so i may be moving to KL in the possible future and wanted to know what i should be looking for in terms of accommodation and what to ask for in the expat package, im currently living in the Middle East, Dubai and am enjoying the tax free life but unfortunately have to move.

My package at the moment in Dubai consists of (converted to Malaysian R from AED Dirhams)

Basic 320000 (MYR)
Housing Allowance 155000 (MYR)
Car Allowance 37000 (MYR)
Schooling for all children 76000 (MYR)
Airfare back to the UK once a year for all the family.
Plus a substantial bonus

Is there anything else i should be asking for, is it sufficient? Should i get paid in local currency or pounds?


I am coming along with the wife (who doesnt intend on working) and 2 children (aged 4 and half years and 15 months)

My priorities are schooling,accommodation and healthcare. My son is an athsmatic and i need to be able to take him into hospital if he deteriorates suddenly.

Im ideally looking for a 3 bed villa (must have a garden), not fussed about pool or anything, how much would i have to pay, roughly? Any ideas on utilities per month as in Dubai i have the air con on all day but live in a managed service apartment so i dont worry about the cost, i assume ill be doing the same in KL.

Ill be working from home but will need to travel into the office occasionally, near petronas towers.

Any help would be appreciated, have been told Holland Village is good but need some expert advice!
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Old Jul 15th 2009, 7:27 pm
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not a certainty, means i will have to give up my part time job in Dubai though which bumps up my salary somewhat considerably!
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Originally Posted by deemi786 View Post
not a certainty, means i will have to give up my part time job in Dubai though which bumps up my salary somewhat considerably!
that job will be mine you can't leave
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Old Jul 16th 2009, 2:56 pm
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that job will be mine you can't leave
ill just get everyone to come to KL instead, anyhow i have declined the offer and they have now offered me a higher wage in KL and/or Singapore....
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