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Nov 2nd 2011, 4:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 6,463
Posted By mnicol

Re: Johor Bahru expat questions - dentist, doctor...

I've looked in my address book and I don't have the clinic saved. I usually just turn up (they do shut at strange times so maybe you called then, or did it not ring at all?) - I've tried googling it...
Oct 30th 2011, 1:34 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 6,463
Posted By mnicol

Re: Johor Bahru expat questions - dentist, doctor...

Hi Curious Cat: For Doctors, the best in my opinion is Clinic Australia on Jalang Kuning, behind Plaza Pelangi - he also does vaccinations. Dentist, I have been to the dentist in Holiday Plaza but...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 29th 2011, 4:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By mnicol

Re: Selling a car

Hi baked bean... Am not going far, just to Singapore, but unfortunately it's not possible to drive a foreign car and too expensive to import so will be selling and then buying something older in...
Oct 29th 2011, 4:22 am
Replies: 12
Views: 20,794
Posted By mnicol

Re: Commute between JB and Singapore everyday life.

Curious cat - sorry for the slow reply have been busy sorting out leaving JB for sunnier climes. I've not come across any sites or places where expats sell old stuff when moving, though I would...
Oct 6th 2011, 11:11 am
Replies: 12
Views: 20,794
Posted By mnicol

Re: Commute between JB and Singapore everyday life.

Hi Moonbeamzz,

I'm not an expert on Melaka by any means but I did manage a contract there for 18 months a couple of years ago, and although I stayed in JB and drove up a couple of times a week, we...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 5th 2011, 7:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By mnicol

Selling a car

Hi,

I'm after some advice on selling a car in Malaysia. After 4 years here I now find myself in the highly likely position of moving on from Malaysia to pastures new, and one of the first things...
Oct 4th 2011, 12:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 20,794
Posted By mnicol

Re: Commute between JB and Singapore everyday life.

My friend bought a house in JB (well, Nusajaya which is not really JB but about 25 mins outside).

All the best with the move - I know how you feel about being nervous and excited at the same time!...
Oct 3rd 2011, 3:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 20,794
Posted By mnicol

Re: Commute between JB and Singapore everyday life.

Hi Harlow Lad,

I've been living in JB for the past 4 years and while I work here so don't have to do the crossing everyday I can tell you a bit about the commute from my experiences.

Firstly,...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 8th 2011, 2:39 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By mnicol

Re: shipping costs and tax

I've no idea about shipping costs but when I was in Langkawi recently the driver was telling me they are only allowed to drive their cars for 30 days a year on the mainland, else they have to pay tax...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 14th 2011, 9:14 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,956
Posted By mnicol

Re: Shipping Pointers??

I know people who have used Pickfords and also a company called Santa Fe but then that was for bigger shipments I think. My other piece of advice is don't use DHL - they are really good a losing...
Forum: Malaysia
May 10th 2011, 4:08 am
Replies: 18
Views: 8,664
Posted By mnicol

Re: Expat health insurance

I set myself up with BUPA healthcare last year as the policy my work provides me with is not up to my own personal standards (ie I want to be able to go to Singapore hospitals if anything happens and...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 16th 2011, 8:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By mnicol

Re: Tourist/PAYG SIM - iPhone??

In that case I take it back and I need to go to maxis and change my contract as I am paying A LOT more than that with no free calls / SMS!! Thanks for the heads up Atilla.
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 16th 2011, 7:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By mnicol

Re: Tourist/PAYG SIM - iPhone??

I BELIEVE quite a lot in my last paragraph don't I!!
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 16th 2011, 7:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,419
Posted By mnicol

Re: Tourist/PAYG SIM - iPhone??

Iphones are not cheaper here - in fact I've looked every where during my travels (UK, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand etc...) and they seem to be the same everywhere. You can get an iphone...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 11th 2011, 8:10 am
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By mnicol

Re: Have you had enough of firecrackers yet?

Thanks Strider, am glad to know is wasn't Singapore preparing to attack!! :):thumbsup:

I've got an appointment for a car service tomorrow morning - hope their hometown is JB and they are...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 11th 2011, 6:01 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,375
Posted By mnicol

Re: Have you learnt Malay?

From personal experience it's not that easy! 3 years in and I can still only speak sedikit sedikit... mostly as locals want to practice their English when talking to me so I never get a change to...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 11th 2011, 5:52 am
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By mnicol

Re: Have you had enough of firecrackers yet?

Either there were firecrackers going off non-stop last night from 11pm until 2am in JB or the Singapore military were testing their weapons just across the Straights of Johor... Not sure which it was...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 9th 2011, 6:08 am
Replies: 59
Views: 5,127
Posted By mnicol

Re: Where to go?????

I travel a lot in the region with work and for pleasure and Malaysia for me wins hands down on where I would want to live in SE Asia - as has been mentioned previously, The Philippines is nice for a...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 9th 2011, 3:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By mnicol

Re: Year of the Rabbit... but what are you?

I'm a sheep (or goat as I guess that sounds better...) but how do I tell if I am a wooden, fire or water goat?
Jan 5th 2011, 1:21 am
Replies: 9
Views: 9,569
Posted By mnicol

Re: Tell me about Johor Bahru (JB)

I've lived in JB for over 3 years and personally I'm more than happy here... yes it's not as glamorous or clean cut as it's neighbour Singapore, but to me that adds a bit of character to the place....
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 5th 2011, 12:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 8,468
Posted By mnicol

Re: New resident pass for Malaysia (incl for former Malaysians)

I was at immigration in the Iskandar office in JB just before Christmas and they knew nothing about this when I asked them... so agreeing with sandcastle I wouldn't hold my breath on this being...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 5th 2011, 12:43 am
Replies: 17
Views: 28,163
Posted By mnicol

Re: Pro's and Con's - Life in KL

I was exactly the same - hadn't left Europe before and saw my dream job advertised on an industry related job website so I applied and haven't looked back. Of course there are always the irritating...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 4th 2011, 8:11 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,453
Posted By mnicol

Re: Cost of living in KL

Shame the car costs 3x that of a car in the UK! ;)
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 4th 2011, 8:08 am
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By mnicol

Re: Banks...any recommendations or one to avoid?

I bank with CIMB and Hong Leong and they are always very helpful and put the banking industry in the UK to shame!
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 4th 2011, 8:04 am
Replies: 17
Views: 28,163
Posted By mnicol

Re: Pro's and Con's - Life in KL

Hi Mark,

I found my job through an advert on the internet and following a phone interview was on a plane out here. 3 years later and I've not looked back.

I live in Johor Bahru, just across...
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