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Forum: Malaysia
Jan 2nd 2020, 3:27 am
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By columbine

New CGT law for people who own properties in Australia!

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-02/australian-expats-face-tax-slug-cgt-main-residence-exemption/11836094?fbclid=IwAR0gN1IkRXePp5UveJSVQw2nw_mBQQ7qYHginuYhi3rLOYqWDGpdFimOUAs
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 29th 2019, 4:17 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,861
Posted By columbine

Re: FD hunting, favourite sports of the nation

It is and it will go lower according to our RM at another intl bank for the regular FDs.
Oh, don't be so certain the 5 yr locked in MM2H FD is secured at the initial rate. Our initial 5 yr MM2H FD...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 22nd 2018, 1:57 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,345
Posted By columbine

Re: Travel insurance for MM2H'ers

Hi Sushifan,
Our yearly travel insurance is up to Age 80 and each travel commences from M'sia and coverage up to 100 days.
Yes, I've noticed before their online coverages are different and also...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 22nd 2018, 1:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,345
Posted By columbine

Re: Travel insurance for MM2H'ers

Yes, I've noticed also with single trip the coverage time is longer, but didn't realise it's up to 85. That's great.
have just PMed you.
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 22nd 2018, 2:46 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,345
Posted By columbine

Re: Travel insurance for MM2H'ers

I've never bought Travel Ins here online. My husband and I have always used AIA for their yearly roll over Intl Travel Ins that covers Worldwide. But when spouse reached 70 AIA discontinued our...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 13th 2018, 10:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By columbine

Re: House Move

I've stopped using gas stove tops and ceramic cook tops. I find they are emitting too much heat and wastage. Have been using 2 portable Induction stove I got from Tesco which have been very reliable...
Jun 10th 2018, 5:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 10,011
Posted By columbine

Smile Re: MM2H 2017 reintroduction of ID cards

Living in M'sia long enough to only believe if I see it on the Official Website
Forum: Malaysia
Apr 6th 2018, 4:17 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,515
Posted By columbine

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Are you planning to come as a tourist for 3 month stay? if that's the case the amount you have is good, though not sufficient for MM2H application.
Forum: Malaysia
Apr 3rd 2018, 7:07 am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,658
Posted By columbine

Re: Validity of overseas marriage in Malaysia

Not sure how effective a Will works for a marriage between a Muslim and a Non-Muslim.
No inheritance between a Muslim husband and his non-Muslim wife - Islam web - English...
Apr 3rd 2018, 6:00 am
Replies: 223
Views: 55,187
Posted By columbine

Re: Sarawak M2H

As you planned to live under one roof, another thought is if your marriage is not registered in M'sia, are you considered "married" in M'sia then?
I'm sure you have read up about "Khalwat" (close...
Mar 26th 2018, 3:55 am
Replies: 290
Views: 117,238
Posted By columbine

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

Some one who attended the E&O tea time meeting posted in the Fbk MM2H that half the FD can be withdrawn for medical, property purchase and kids schooling. Which means RM250k would still be in FD....
Mar 25th 2018, 4:21 am
Replies: 290
Views: 117,238
Posted By columbine

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

Thank You, Merlinman for the latest report.
With the increased liquid asset requirement raised to RM600k seems to me the govt wants solid proof of one's cash availability and the FD raised to RM500k...
Feb 22nd 2018, 4:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By columbine

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

Too bad, only Brits are invited:blink:
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 25th 2018, 3:48 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 5,574
Posted By columbine

Re: Penang Swimming Club and Penang Golf Club

Yes, there are kayaks. Not seen surfskis, but windsurfing.
Jan 24th 2018, 12:33 am
Replies: 223
Views: 55,187
Posted By columbine

Re: Sarawak M2H

When my husband and I applied for the MM2H on Peninsula in 2004, the requirements were exactly that of Sarawak. Easy, straight forward at Immigration in Butterworth. Unfortunately, the peninsula side...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 19th 2018, 8:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 5,574
Posted By columbine

Re: Penang Swimming Club and Penang Golf Club

No idea about the Penang Golf Club.

https://penangswimmingclub.com/
For Penang Swimming Club, just go to the office and ask for a list of members who are selling theirs. Ask about the monthly...
Nov 18th 2017, 3:59 am
Replies: 279
Views: 42,141
Posted By columbine

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Kuala Lumpur

For me Credit cards are more useful than Debit cards. Pay almost every thing with Credit cards then clear off when statements come, save me going to get cash at the banks and getting interest free...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2017, 7:23 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By columbine

Re: Banking in Penang

Citibank did give us a credit card (Premier Miles) as we travel a fair bit. It's unlimited usage of Plaza Premium Lounges. It's similar to HSBC Global View like linking all your Citigold accounts if...
Aug 19th 2017, 3:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By columbine

Re: Deposit rates available as at August 2017

You're welcome Simon.

The FD for MM2H is 12 to 60 months. I think they review it every year at maturity.
When we first came to Penang our MM2H FD was and is still with HSBC. Initially we were...
Aug 19th 2017, 8:11 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By columbine

Re: Deposit rates available as at August 2017

No nothing like 0.5% but don't like to deal with foreign brokers eg US. Not familiar with the US tax. In the past few yrs the funds were making good money so I don't mind paying the 1+% and less...
Aug 19th 2017, 7:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By columbine

Re: Deposit rates available as at August 2017

Different banks recommend different funds. You just have to go talk to the RMs, look through the kind of funds they have and what you want eg good equity funds with good dividends or funds that will...
Aug 19th 2017, 2:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By columbine

Re: Deposit rates available as at August 2017

Citi bank and OCBC banks allow Canadian passport holders to put money in mutual funds.
HSBC Msia doesn't allow that ;-/ Also their FD rates are so low compared to other banks. Talked to RM, he can't...
Jul 17th 2017, 3:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By columbine

Re: Only 3% of MM2H applications are accepted

Very surprised by the 3% figure. Thought it would be lots higher.
Jun 30th 2017, 3:43 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,085
Posted By columbine

Re: renewal and medical insurance

Thanks, Gunnar.
I'll see how my neighbor got on with his Renewal when I'm back in Pg.
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 30th 2017, 3:36 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,581
Posted By columbine

Re: Investment Options

hehehe, that's what I told my RM at HSBC Pg that I've nothing to do with the US, Canada is another country North of it and it's not Canada that investigated HSBC. He said sorry, keep your FDs with...
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