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Forum: Indonesia
Jan 23rd 2014, 3:15 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,085
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: How to start Business in Indonesia

Yes, I'll give him a buzz for sure, no harm in trying. I do speak 'Bahasa' to some extent but, as you know, with all the dialects it's pretty hit and miss if someone understands your or not!

And...
Forum: Indonesia
Jan 22nd 2014, 9:37 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,085
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: How to start Business in Indonesia

Agree Davita, no matter where you go it's always something of a minefield getting all the bits of paper in order. It's just finding someone reputable to help you through it that's an issue for me...
Forum: Indonesia
Jan 22nd 2014, 9:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 6,085
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: How to start Business in Indonesia

I think that's fair and I thank you for your stuff; I've actually been looking at doing business in Indonesia for some time now, it is a large and emerging market... compared to where I am used to...
Forum: Indonesia
Jan 20th 2014, 8:52 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,085
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: How to start Business in Indonesia

Would be quite interested in setting up in Indonesia, thanks for the info :)
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20th 2014, 9:46 am
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Dubai Help Please

All I can say is I second that, mine went mad sitting at home all day doing nothing! It can be anything really, even setting up a business by herself, just to get out of the house.



Oh, and...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20th 2014, 9:39 am
Replies: 69
Views: 7,580
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Victim Of Fraud in Dubai

I've dealt with fraud all over the world as part of my work, it's a major issue and a multi billion dollar industry. Dubai is crawling with fraud (was over there for a decade so I know!) given the...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 30th 2013, 1:18 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Visa issues etc

Sorry, didn't see you'd replied, normally I get email updates.

If he got caught that is why he got a year's ban... all there is to it sadly. If you surrender it is 2 days for every 1 overstayed,...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 13th 2013, 3:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Visa issues etc

No prob, glad I could kinda help.

Ah, well, that sounds like what I was talking about; your ban all depends upon multiple factors and at the end of the day the person giving the ban out.

Was...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 12th 2013, 4:14 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Visa issues etc

Hi Mandy

Well first of all let me wish you good luck! It can be a hard thing to sort and depends on a lot of factors, ranging from who you are to the people you deal with... in fact sometimes it...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2013, 3:00 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Visa issues etc

Thanks for the advice, know anyone who's been down this route before? I do need to find a friendly Immigration person if anyone has a contact up there or knows an agent but they are pretty hard to...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2013, 2:57 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Visa issues etc

Agree; ultimately I should have checked (exams and all that) and worst thing is during all my time in Malaysia I didn't have so much as a speeding ticket and got on with things, exemplary expat all...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 17th 2013, 9:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,280
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Does anyone commute over the Tuas crossing?

It's pretty 'fast' by Malaysian standards (i.e. you may still crawl along during rush hour) and it will get packed during holidays but overall pretty fair driving. Getting across is fast enough but...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 17th 2013, 2:37 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,242
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Visa issues etc

Hello people

Used to be on this forum when I was in Malaysia. Sadly due to a monumental cockup on the side of my last sponsor (my college, whom, in their infinite wisdom got me a visa that expired...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 10th 2012, 9:16 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,476
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Driving in Malaysia

Ah you'll be fine... just remember that all those lines, arrows, stripes and stuff on the road are only there 'cos they thought that 'black looks boring' and wanted to spice it up with some street...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 1st 2011, 1:55 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,390
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Positives & Negatives in Malaysia

The car repairs are very good, unorthodox maybe but good. I think it is becuase cars are so relatively expensive people don't buy new so run their old ones into the ground. And really into the ground...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 31st 2011, 7:38 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,061
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Moving to KL: What to bring out from UK?

Perfect, thank you! Was unaware of the bus, I've only ever sailed past on the LRT thinking 'I must go there sometime'... now I will ;-)

Yes, the was a huge lack of thought in that whole area, it's...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 31st 2011, 5:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,061
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Moving to KL: What to bring out from UK?

On a side note how does everyone get to Mid Valley without driving? I go past it on the LRT a fair few times but there is no way to get from the station to the place without dancing in the traffic....
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 31st 2011, 5:52 am
Replies: 25
Views: 6,390
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Positives & Negatives in Malaysia

Agree with most of that. I'll add to the negatives my pet issue:

+ Those damn 'diplomatic convoys'

Not sure if you have these but they are irritating! I live next to the highway to the airport;...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2011, 2:35 am
Replies: 30
Views: 13,251
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Transferring money to UK account

Thanks for that, I'll look into it, the rate I was given I thought was fair when compared to the given rate. In all honesty I very rarely transfer huge amounts like you did though I will be doing so...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 30th 2011, 3:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 13,251
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Transferring money to UK account

I have no idea how I managed it then... it was about a year ago when I left but I don't think things could have changed that much.

I used the online service and it was free between my named...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 29th 2011, 6:07 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Anyone Cooking?

I've found lots of people don't cook here becuase of the cost. Plus people from other apartments keep 'borrowing' my hob...

It's been interesting though. The first thing is learning how to do...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 29th 2011, 5:56 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 13,251
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Transferring money to UK account

If you already have an HSBC account in the UAE, open one in the UK and transfers between them will be free. I used it when I lived in the UAE and now I'm in Malaysia I do the same thing. I've never...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 27th 2011, 3:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Happy Diwali ! What's everyone up to?

I must try it sometime... I'm hooked on Satay right now. Worse things to be hooked on :-D

Looks like the word is derived from 'Muslaman' as it can be called 'Muslaman Curry'. Muslaman is an...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 27th 2011, 12:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Happy Diwali ! What's everyone up to?

Actually, how they name things in different countries is interesting. For example, in Indonesia 'Muslim' becomes 'Moslem'. 'Moslem' to most 'Muslims' is a mildly offensive term since it derives from...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 26th 2011, 5:21 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Cpt_Jack

Re: Happy Diwali ! What's everyone up to?

Answering emails and all that dull stuff I'm afraid. Did enjoy watching the fireworks from the balcony the last two nights though and Plus the 'Hindu' music they are piping into the LRT stations, it...
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