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Forum: Malaysia
Feb 3rd 2018, 8:01 am
Replies: 213
Views: 45,464
Posted By montakute

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Thanks for arranging Viva, King. We'll be there.
Dec 30th 2017, 6:52 am
Replies: 75
Views: 12,114
Posted By montakute

Re: Pensions - escaping UK taxation

If you've established Malaysian residency in prior years, as NeonHippy advised, my understanding is that it's possible to be tax resident in Malaysia even if you do not spend 182 days here in the...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 5th 2017, 3:45 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,135
Posted By montakute

Re: MM2H Tax Residency Status

We went to the Hasil office downtown George Town and registered to get Malaysian Tax ID numbers. There was a very basic form to fill out. I think foreigners need Malaysian Tax ID numbers for various...
Nov 4th 2017, 8:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By montakute

Re: Partial FD withdrawal approval via Post?

Update on our experience: they've sent the partial FD withdrawal approval letter to us via poslaju with tracking number.

Another option: they told us that with a letter of authorisation,...
Oct 31st 2017, 9:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By montakute

Partial FD withdrawal approval via Post?

Good news is I got approval to withdraw 50K of my MM2H FD for my car purchase.

Bad news is my approval letter is awaiting pickup at Putrajaya and I'm in Penang.

I've sent an email asking them...
Aug 14th 2017, 6:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,149
Posted By montakute

Re: Gurney Project, etc.

Andaman Quayside Block G (Block G only) in Tanjung Tokong comes with dishwashers and I've seen them here and there. In Canada, we would keep a few days worth of rinsed dishes in the dishwasher...
Aug 12th 2017, 5:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By montakute

Re: MM2H discounts

It just so happens that I phoned Penang Hill a few days ago and they told me that MM2H participants pay the Malaysian citizen rate, not the foreigner rate. So either the policy has changed in the...
May 23rd 2017, 3:08 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By montakute

Re: Importing of personal items and work permit

I've had good experience contacting the Royal Malaysia Customs Department directly for questions about importing.

Their website (http://www.customs.gov.my/en/cu/Pages/cu_ccc.aspx) has a local...
Forum: Malaysia
May 8th 2017, 3:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By montakute

Re: Mail Redirection

I sent Pos Malaysia an email 3 years ago asking if they provided mail redirection. I finally was able to dig up that email. They responded that yes, they did, for free, for 6 months.

In their...
Mar 10th 2017, 9:45 am
Replies: 106
Views: 6,414
Posted By montakute

Re: Need guidance with completing MM2H tasks

HSBC Malaysia will not accept any USD bank drafts, cash or checks of any type in US Dollars for deposit. That is their policy since July 2016. In my very recent experience, this restriction does not...
Mar 3rd 2017, 3:10 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 6,414
Posted By montakute

Re: Need guidance with completing MM2H tasks

To refine my earlier post on HSBC Global View: When I sign on HSBC Malaysia and request a transfer of funds FROM Canada, I get re-routed to HSBC Canada and do the actual transfer from HSBC Canada. ...
Mar 2nd 2017, 10:10 am
Replies: 106
Views: 6,414
Posted By montakute

Re: Need guidance with completing MM2H tasks

spellraj, just a few thoughts:

Be sure your phone will work in Malaysia which uses different bands than North America. Check out WillMyPhoneWork.net - Check if your phone works on a network...
Feb 28th 2017, 4:06 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 6,414
Posted By montakute

Re: Need guidance with completing MM2H tasks

Re the security bond, I believe the spouse was indeed the witness when we did it. As I recall, you get the document stamped at the HASIL office. Then you take it to MOTAC when you go to get your...
Feb 23rd 2017, 5:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 963
Posted By montakute

Re: MM2H new member

Welcome to the forum!

Good luck with your MM2H application. I expect that with Joy's help, you'll be approved!
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 2nd 2017, 3:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By montakute

Re: Police Character check

I haven't done it but here is some information:

https://ekonsular.kln.gov.my/ekonsular_on9/login/GUIDELINES.pdf

On that ekonsular website front page (http://www.kln.gov.my/web/guest/home) there...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 2nd 2017, 2:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By montakute

Re: Unable to Transfer funds out of Malaysia using HSBC Global View

Just thought I'd update my thread for those who may be interested.

HSBC Malaysia has assured me that I can move funds out of the country, but I must do so in person rather than electronically. To...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 26th 2016, 4:26 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 45,464
Posted By montakute

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Thanks for arranging, KOLF! We'll be there. :thumbup:
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 26th 2016, 3:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By montakute

Unable to Transfer funds out of Malaysia using HSBC Global View

There is a good thread (http://britishexpats.com/forum/malaysia-148/why-would-you-want-transfer-some-funds-bank-outside-malaysia-864554/) (now closed) about HSBC Global View reason codes when...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 23rd 2016, 5:29 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 12,552
Posted By montakute

Re: Tesco

Glad we weren't walking up the down escalator (as we always seem to do) when you had your mishap, BB.

Although at least we would have seen it coming!
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 17th 2016, 1:05 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 7,619
Posted By montakute

Re: Finally Moving to Malaysia

Thanks, owned. I didn't know there were add-on devices like this because I'm more familiar with those S pipes that store water to prevent smells.

Not sure yet where we'll end up but we're also...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 16th 2016, 6:25 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,619
Posted By montakute

Re: Finally Moving to Malaysia

Thanks for the Welcome.

Re UBER, we didn't have our SIM card when we arrived at the airport but have since used UBER and have found it a great way to get around. Clean cars, nice drivers and very...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 13th 2016, 8:41 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,619
Posted By montakute

Re: Finally Moving to Malaysia

Hi all. Happy to report we are now in surprisingly cool Penang! Got here Nov 1. Walking all over the place and really loving all the inexpensive food we've had.

Two 11-hour flights from...
Sep 15th 2016, 1:21 am
Replies: 75
Views: 12,114
Posted By montakute

Re: Pensions - escaping UK taxation

My understanding is that the reason the Malaysian authorities give you a Certificate of residence is help you claim tax treaty benefits for things like reduced tax withholding rates in another...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 27th 2016, 1:20 am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,619
Posted By montakute

Re: Finally Moving to Malaysia

Do real estate agents in Penang typically work showing rental units every day of the week? I'm used to real estate agents showing places on weekends in North America but I'm wondering if perhaps...
Jul 4th 2016, 3:47 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 3,105
Posted By montakute

Shipping Photographs via LCL Ocean Freight

I'd like some advice on shipping photographs for a lengthy sea voyage.

They'd go with my other boxes via LCL. There will be 31 days from Halifax across the Atlantic to Singapore in Sept/Oct,...
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