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Forum: Malaysia
Jun 13th 2018, 1:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Hovite

Re: Shipping LCL from Europe to Malaysia

Have you tried https://www.agsmovers.com/branches/europe/norway/norway/ ?
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 13th 2018, 7:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,376
Posted By Hovite

Re: Validity of overseas marriage in Malaysia

This might also be of interest - https://www.lawyerment.com/library/kb/Families/Marriage/1025.htm
My wife and I had to register our marriage in Malaysia to that I could apply for a LTSVP. It was a...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 5th 2018, 1:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hovite

Re: Kota Kinabula

It is Kinabalu - my home, though we live about 20 mins from the centre.

Langkah Syabas Beach Resort is a lovely place. We have had lunch there - they make the best Caesar salad in Sabah. It is run...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 9th 2018, 11:27 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By Hovite

Re: Trip to Malaysia

Declaring an interest, you have missed the best state in Malaysia - Sabah. We have white water rafting, the tallest mountain in south east Asia - I have climbed, croc farm, sea turtles, Orang Utans,...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 13th 2017, 8:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,567
Posted By Hovite

Re: Hotel/Tourist Tax

:sneaky:BB, an idea. If it happens again, insist one a receipt and that it makes clear it is for the Tourist Tax. Maybe let them know you have been charged erroneously and that you can claim it back...
Forum: Japan
Dec 12th 2017, 5:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,984
Posted By Hovite

Re: Moving to Osaka

I have been here in Kawasaki/Yokohama 11 years and never seen a train pusher - oshiya. Having said that at busy times people reverse into the carriage and push everyone backwards, which is just as...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 12th 2017, 5:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,567
Posted By Hovite

Re: Hotel/Tourist Tax

Japan is getting in on the act, but not just for tourists - all travellers - https://japantoday.com/category/national/ruling-camp-finalizes-plan-to-introduce-departure-tax-on-jan.-7-2019 Just in...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 27th 2017, 5:23 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,653
Posted By Hovite

Re: No religion not allowed?

Also bear in mind that GE14 is due next year and there is a lot of evidence in the press of p. maneuvering going on as happens in most countries. Not wishing to extend a discusion on politics but at...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 14th 2017, 2:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By Hovite

Re: Dependent pass for wife - affidavit of marriage certificate

There is no British Embassy in Malaysia. It is a High Commission as it is a commonwealth country and they won't noterise anything. Check with the NRD if they will accept it being notarised by a local...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 19th 2017, 3:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By Hovite

Re: Huge line in immigration in Penang

In KKIA, Sabah, they have a VIP/Expat/Crew counter and I am allowed to go through there with my LTSVP. Sometimes the counter is closed but the queues are not long - mostly Japanese tourists and...
Sep 7th 2017, 10:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,027
Posted By Hovite

Re: Tourist Tax for Serviced Apartments

Oh dear ... I'm confused.. you see our house has more than 4 rooms, and it is serviced ... my my wife .. and the maid. Maybe I need to do more of the cleaning. She always complains I don't clean....
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2017, 6:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By Hovite

Re: Moving to Kuala Lumper, excited but nervous?!

Errr.. its Lumpur, not Lumper ;) Lumpers unload cargo from fishing boats. Check out the requirements for paying the Tourism Tax. The change from UK may be a shock to the system - climate, culture,...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2017, 6:27 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By Hovite

Re: Banking in Penang

My son in Sabah uses Hong Leong - he seems quite happy with them - having moved from RHB. My wife and I also use HL and also Public Bank
Sep 5th 2017, 7:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,027
Posted By Hovite

Re: Tourist Tax for Serviced Apartments

It would seem a little odd to give you tax incentives to participate in the MM2H programme and then hit you with a tourist tax. There seems to be no guidance on the internet. I have a LTSVP and we...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 10th 2017, 5:46 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,550
Posted By Hovite

Re: Are You Happy With Decision To MMM2nd Home?

My view, and I think this partly reflects your feelings BakedBean, is "home is where the heart is". As my wife, younger son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren are in Sabah, that is where I will...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 4th 2017, 4:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,188
Posted By Hovite

Re: Penang - minimum property prices

We have some nice beaches here in Sabah (that's if they have sorted out the sewerage problem!) and some nice properties including new condos - About | Spinnaker SOVO Suite @ Likas Bay, Kota Kinabalu,...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 1st 2017, 7:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,644
Posted By Hovite

Re: Money transfer

Might be worth exploring Standard Chartered Bank.

My salary is paid into my Malaysian wife's Public Bank account in Malaysia in USD and they convert to RM. They require my pay slip to prove and am...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 20th 2017, 5:01 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,527
Posted By Hovite

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

What happens if they decide to relase you within the 2 years? Are you expected to pay those charges?
I have checked with a couple of colleagues, one who works in the recruitment industry has never...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 10th 2017, 11:39 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,527
Posted By Hovite

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

In my experience, whether you work amongst Malaysians, Australians, or as in my case, Japanese, you need to observe their culture, be prepared to adapt the way you work, behave, and relate to people,...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 10th 2017, 10:10 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,527
Posted By Hovite

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

Yes, makes sense. My experience is that if the staff mainly come from another country, in your case Australia, will bring some of their native work culture. Worth checking out if you know anyone who...
Replies: 18
Views: 5,924
Posted By Hovite

Re: Spouse Visa UK - British husband & Malaysian wife

Some interesting advice here -

https://www.gov.uk/marriage-abroad/y/malaysia/uk/partner_local/opposite_sex
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 10th 2017, 4:36 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,527
Posted By Hovite

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

You state the offer is from an international company, do you mean a wholy owned Malaysia company that works internationally, or a company from another country which has set up an office in KL?
Forum: Malaysia
May 23rd 2017, 6:26 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,084
Posted By Hovite

Re: Wedding Pot Fund - British to open a Joint Account with Foreign Fiance

My wife and I had an account at Standard Chartered in KK years ago but not sure whether they would suit your purpose as we only operated the account in Malaysia
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 16th 2017, 2:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,271
Posted By Hovite

Re: International schools in KL

There is also Sayfol SAYFOL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (http://sayfol.edu.my/) I believe they are the oldest international school in KL. They also have a school in Sabah.
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 29th 2016, 2:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By Hovite

Re: Importation of vitamins

Thanks all. Sadly I can only spare 10 days away from Japan and have a LTSVP to boot so need to keep my nose clean. I will bring a copy of the Japanese prescription just in case but good luck to them...
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