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Forum: Malaysia
Sep 13th 2018, 3:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: HSBC tightening Premier Account eligibility?

Just in case anyone doesn't know it, HSBC gives a much better fx rate in-branch than it does in on-line banking.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 20th 2018, 10:50 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Streaming UK TV in Malaysia

These are the standard Google DNS servers but they don't bypass geo-blocking which you need to do for most UKTV streaming.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 20th 2018, 10:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Streaming UK TV in Malaysia

I haven't tried changing the DNS servers in my Samsung Smart TV so I can't comment on this but changing them in the router has the advantage that all your connected devices will use the proxy servers...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 11:38 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,011
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Internet in Penang

On this subject they don't reply so quickly - I've had apologies so far but no dosh.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 11:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Streaming UK TV in Malaysia

I find it doesn't seem to make much difference, but I have set DNS 1 to Singapore and DNS 2 to Germany and it works fine.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 1:38 am
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: TransferWise Issues?

As you say the balance requirement at HSBC is RM200K but the MM2H deposit of RM150K is taken into account so it's not exactly expensive and it gives you Premier status worldwide, not just in...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 1:34 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,011
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Internet in Penang

I had to switch from TIME to Unifi when I moved apartments. I paid a RM500 deposit to TIME (as they didn't have AutoPay at that time) and 6 months after terminating my contract they still haven't...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 1:05 am
Replies: 27
Views: 963
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: TransferWise Issues?

TransferWise can only deliver MYR via domestic transfer to bank accounts based in Malaysia and currently they cannot send money from Malaysia.

Like many others here I use HSBC Premier global...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 19th 2018, 12:42 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Streaming UK TV in Malaysia

Hi Reg, what NH proposes is a great solution but it would be a bit of a struggle for a non-techie as you need to change the settings in your router and hack your TV. Routers are differ, some allow...
Jul 20th 2018, 10:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: MM2H Workshop August 9th, 2018 Putrajaya

Don't get too excited by this peeps, the workshop is for agents only, because they want to "teach" the agents how to submit good applications. It is not intended for the "announcement of any...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 22nd 2018, 8:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: what areas of Penang do most expats live?

I think the whole of that area is to be avoided for a few years - I was in Marina Bay which is already badly affected by noise and pollution associated with the construction. Same goes IMHO for...
Forum: The Lab
Jun 17th 2018, 12:09 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,017
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Adding an SSD to your laptop

My experience with hybrid disk drives is that they don't offer much of a performance boost whereas an SSD can make a sluggish PC quite athletic.
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 17th 2018, 12:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Stock market trading on Malaysian stcok exchange

I think the confusion is down to the concept of trading. If you are trading then capital gains and dividends would be taxable as income.
Generally the Malaysian tax authorities consider you are a...
Jun 8th 2018, 2:23 am
Replies: 235
Views: 82,772
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Retiring in Malaysia - Malaysia My Second Home Visa (MM2H)

Well we can at least agree that the MM2H visa confers the right to be tax-resident in Malaysia whereas a tourist visa (be it for Malaysia or elsewhere) does not.
May 17th 2018, 8:45 am
Replies: 235
Views: 82,772
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Retiring in Malaysia - Malaysia My Second Home Visa (MM2H)

It's a bit misleading to say that MM2H visa holders are tourists even if the programme is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Generally speaking a tourist is a non-resident...
May 16th 2018, 9:09 am
Replies: 235
Views: 82,772
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Retiring in Malaysia - Malaysia My Second Home Visa (MM2H)

I am also of the view that the MM2H programme is way, way down the list of priorities for the new government and I would expect/hope that the much-vaunted MM2H changes will be put on hold until a...
Forum: Malaysia
May 13th 2018, 3:48 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,890
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Change of Government After 61 Years

This is a slightly tricky subject for this forum (as SushiFan had pointed out) since MM2H'ers are supposed to refrain from political activism but clearly all the parameters are changing at the moment...
Mar 22nd 2018, 9:40 am
Replies: 235
Views: 82,772
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Retiring in Malaysia - Malaysia My Second Home Visa (MM2H)

Thanks for reporting back on the MM2H presentation at E&O, merlinman. It seems the rumours, which have been circulating for some months are true, and the MM2H qualification criteria are being...
Mar 16th 2018, 1:08 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,521
Posted By InVinoVeritas

MM2H visa processing difficulties

I am hearing of more and more people waiting longer and longer (6 months +) for their MM2H visas. A friend tells me that 12 months is not unheard of.

I even heard of someone being refused MM2H...
Mar 4th 2018, 3:49 am
Replies: 231
Views: 19,399
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Kuala Lumpur

My God - how complicated can you make this?

What I did when I came to Malaysia was to bring EUR 5K in cash. I went into HSBC to open an account and they brought a money changer into the branch to...
Feb 21st 2018, 10:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: What Does Malaysia Sees it Gets out of MM2H?

Anyone who is keen to get a Malaysian view on MM2H should go along to the British Consul afternoon tea on 20th March at which Datin Sharifah Ikhlas (the current MM2H top gun) is giving a...
Feb 21st 2018, 12:38 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: What Does Malaysia Sees it Gets out of MM2H?

Careful SushiFan, you're in danger of giving away our secrets, like the special MM2H handshake :rofl:
Feb 20th 2018, 10:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: What Does Malaysia Sees it Gets out of MM2H?

There was some discussion on this in another thread:-
http://britishexpats.com/forum/retirement-mm2h-205/only-3%25-mm2h-applications-accepted-899556/

This thread also is interesting, especially...
Feb 16th 2018, 7:59 am
Replies: 82
Views: 8,013
Posted By InVinoVeritas

Re: MM2H - do you consider MY your permanent base or just a 2nd home?

I doubt they visit this forum and really MM2H is pretty insignificant to the economy so if people never stay here or they spend all year here I don't suppose anyone is terribly bothered. What we...
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