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Forum: Malaysia
Dec 1st 2016, 2:50 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,737
Posted By rusty747

Malaysian Driving Licence conversion from UK Licence

I am a few years into my MM2H visa and getting ready to turn occasional visits to Penang into one permanent stay.

With age 60 on the horizon and associated loss (or difficulty in renewing) my UK...
Forum: Malaysia
May 5th 2014, 5:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,439
Posted By rusty747

Re: Astro Problem

Slight thread drift here. We have just bought a TV and would like to sign up for ASTRO. Problem is that we will only be spending about 2 months a year in Penang for the next few years. Is there any...
Nov 26th 2013, 7:26 am
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

Not sure what the benefit, if any, might be. There are a few things like that in the MM2H package that I wasn't aware of until the lovely Yvonne put me right. For example, purchase and import of...
Nov 23rd 2013, 3:47 am
Replies: 41
Views: 10,315
Posted By rusty747

Re: Where to retire on Penang island

Good points JC3, - especially your last one.
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 15th 2013, 12:08 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By rusty747

Re: Penang Food

We are in town until next Tuesday now BB. Developers want to send the contractors to look at our windows on Tuesday so we thought we would hang around and 'supervise.'
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 15th 2013, 11:53 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By rusty747

Re: Not such a young guy (50) looking for advice

Not sure if this is too soon for you but we are in Penang now. I am a Brit and my wife is Malaysian. We will be driving to KL next Tuesday and staying with the 'outlaws' for a few days. I'm sure we...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 15th 2013, 11:46 am
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By rusty747

Re: Penang Food

And an update on the place we went to. We went back again last night. It's called the wizard of food. I ordered fish and chips which came with a salad. In mid meal I discovered I was sharing the...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 15th 2013, 11:42 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By rusty747

Re: Mildew--help!

Pardon my ignorance here but how do moth balls prevent mildew? Genuine question from a 'domestically challenged' Brit.
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 11th 2013, 1:04 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By rusty747

Re: Penang Food

I think it probably was.
Nov 11th 2013, 12:26 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 10,315
Posted By rusty747

Re: Where to retire on Penang island

We are in 10 Island Resort and are borderline regretting buying. It was sold as a mid range condo development but has obviously been built on a budget. All of the contract work has obviously gone to...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 11th 2013, 12:17 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 48,231
Posted By rusty747

Re: Penang Food

We just had a very pleasant meal for 2 in a rather touristy part of Batu Ferringgi, next to the Wooden Pub. Tom Yam soup, Penang fried kway teow, Penang chicken curry, chocolate cake and ice cream,...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 24th 2013, 7:26 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 31,600
Posted By rusty747

Re: Transferring Money from Malaysia to UK

We have HSBC premier account in Malaysia and it is possible to have US$ or £ accounts. If you also have a UK HSBC account then it is easy and reasonably good value to use internet banking.
Forum: Singapore
Oct 20th 2013, 4:49 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,654
Posted By rusty747

Re: How neccessary is a car in Singapore?

We (self plus wife) lived in Singapore for 7 years and never needed or missed not owning a car. Taxis are plentiful, reliable and. Much cheaper than owning and running a car. No problems with parking...
Oct 9th 2013, 8:59 am
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

I agree that RM8k is not cheap but you do get what you pay for and Yvonne was worth every cent in my opinion. If I had the time to research and do the process myself I probably would have but, for...
Oct 8th 2013, 4:14 am
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

Yep, MM2H stamp now in my passport. Joystay has 3 levels of service. I can't remember their names but I paid for the top level and it really was superb. It includes assistance for MM2H renewal when...
Oct 5th 2013, 11:23 am
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

I am in the final stages of MM2H application and hope to get my passport stamped on Monday. I used Joystay and would happily recommend their services. Reliable, knowledgeable and all fees declared up...
Aug 10th 2013, 3:06 pm
Replies: 303
Views: 55,112
Posted By rusty747

Re: Why Retire in Malaysia?

Just heard back from Yvonne at Joystay - my MM2H agent. Conditional approval has been granted and I have 6 months to complete the remaining admin - Fixed Deposit, Medical, Health Insurance etc. we...
Jul 17th 2013, 10:34 am
Replies: 303
Views: 55,112
Posted By rusty747

Re: Why Retire in Malaysia?

Good advice Ken,

Malaysia is certainly a different way of life to that of Europe, USA, Australia etc. It is not for everyone though and the only way to find out if it is for you is to 'try before...
Jun 30th 2013, 2:54 pm
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

Yvonne said it will depend on whether they want to verify my financial statements with my banks. If they do, it could be 3 months. If not, maybe only one month.
Jun 27th 2013, 10:37 am
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

In KL as I type and just back in my hotel room having had a very productive meeting with Yvonne. All documents checked and deemed to be in order so now we just sit and wait. In the meantime, if...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 14th 2013, 6:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By rusty747

Re: Thinking about it?

Ah, OK, and I believe over age 50 that drops to MYR150K which is a lot easier. Cost of living in Malaysia is very cheap and you will get about 3.5%pa back as income on the FD.
Good luck with...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 13th 2013, 6:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By rusty747

Re: Thinking about it?

What is the 3 million requirement you are referring to?
Jun 10th 2013, 8:00 pm
Replies: 294
Views: 125,927
Posted By rusty747

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

Scanned documents sent to the lovely Yvonne at Joystay a couple of days ago. Assuming she says that all is in order then my MM2H app will be formaly submitted in a week or so. Exciting times.
Forum: Thailand
May 11th 2013, 8:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 8,749
Posted By rusty747

Re: Anybody had any dealings with Abbey Financial Services

The running and admin costs of a QROPS are quite high. Factor in about 2 - 2.5% pa despite what the IFA will tell you. He will take 1%, the scheme will probably have a flat rate which will be about...
Forum: Thailand
May 9th 2013, 8:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 8,749
Posted By rusty747

Re: Anybody had any dealings with Abbey Financial Services

Its the same QROPS - administrated by the same people (trustees) in Guernsey. Unfortunately, you have to go through an IFA to move funds around etc so you can change your IFA without affecting...
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