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Aug 19th 2020, 8:04 am
Replies: 74
Views: 11,135
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: MM2H Program in a limbo ???

Folks need to calm down!
There is too much speculation and too little concrete information to go on.
Unfortunately this is the result of a lack of transparency but this is Malaysia.
I’m in regular...
Jul 2nd 2020, 6:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Shocking 90 % of MM2H applications in 2019 rejected!

Really, more than 90% Chinese applications?
That explains a few things, how times have changed!
Jul 2nd 2020, 11:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By Bikbergen

Shocking 90 % of MM2H applications in 2019 rejected!

More than 90% of MM2H applications from Sept-Nov 2019 rejected, claims association | The Star:...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 7th 2020, 8:52 am
Replies: 144
Views: 75,062
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

I have a related question to this.
My wife never obtained a drivers licence in the UK.
Has anyone ever taken driving lessons at a driving school in Malaysia?
Would it be easier for her to obtain a...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2020, 10:27 am
Replies: 144
Views: 75,062
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Suspension Of Conversion of Foreign Driving Licence to Malaysia Driving Lice

Here's a tip for those who are dual national, EU/UK like me.
I hold an UK DVLA licence which is currently recognised in the EU.
But this will no longer be the case from next year when the...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 18th 2020, 10:13 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,853
Posted By Bikbergen

Post Re: Moving to Malaysia

Penang is the place to be!
We will finally purchase our landed property end of this year (we have a dog).
My family got burgled in Singapore when we lived there (in the sixties :P).
But seriously,...
Forum: Singapore
May 26th 2010, 12:47 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 21,766
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: cost of Singapore compared to London

I agree that life in Singapore is far more expensive for expats then the locals who do get subsidised accommodation, etc, etc......
I looked in to living expenses in Singapore a couple of years ago...
Forum: Malaysia
May 26th 2010, 12:01 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 8,465
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: i want to live and work in malaysia - HELP !

Malaysian Immigration would be your biggest problem, getting in to the country, legally, to work or start a business is very difficult.
There are options for entrepreneurs to start a business in...
Forum: Germany
Nov 26th 2009, 9:58 am
Replies: 33
Views: 21,869
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Retiring in Germany

I'm sorry but you should not base your conclusions on one or two visits to a German hospital.

What do you know about the German healthcare system?

Did you know for example that MRSA is a huge...
Forum: Germany
Nov 23rd 2009, 3:28 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Road up!

I can confirm the road repairs around Cologne and the A1, there are even more from Cologne to Frankfurt on the A3.

I don't think driving down to Venlo to circumvent the road repairs at Cologne is...
Forum: Germany
Nov 23rd 2009, 1:01 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 21,869
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Retiring in Germany

Hi HL,

Personally, I wouldn't call the German healthcare system fantastic.

It's very wastefull and costs the government and private individuals heaps of money......

I would say it has one of...
Forum: Singapore
Nov 23rd 2009, 12:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,704
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Moving to Singapore!!!!

Poor soul, another one that's been blinded by the bright lights, big city..

I personally can no longer see the attraction of living in Singapore.

Every year we vist Singapore we come across a...
Forum: Germany
Aug 27th 2009, 9:26 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Layover in Frankfurt

What was the restaurant like? Is it good quality food, I suspect it will be hearty German cuisine?

We will be spending sometime at Frankfurt airport before we board our flight to Bangkok, my wife...
Aug 27th 2009, 9:16 am
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Eastern & Oriental train

Any reply is welcome, didn't know they did the E&O for that long already...

The famous one being the Orient Express to Venice of course but i read that that's not so great anymore, especially...
Aug 26th 2009, 2:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By Bikbergen

Eastern & Oriental train

Has anyone been on the Eastern & Oriental train recently?

If so, lets hear about your experience.

We'll be taking the E&O from Bangkok to Singapore soon and we really are looking forward to the...
Aug 26th 2009, 2:16 pm
Replies: 354
Views: 18,413
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: The Lockerbie bomber is going home.

I hope they don't pore it down the drain as they did with the French wine when the French refused to agree/join with the invasion of Iraq in 2001.

All the yanks can donate their Whisky to me if...
Aug 26th 2009, 12:59 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 12,251
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: uk crime

The police response to the crime is, in the US those two would have been put in a super max jail with a $500.000 (very high) bail if at all...

You think it was right these two could just walk...
Aug 26th 2009, 12:20 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 12,251
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: uk crime

Hmmm, this thread seems to have lost its way a bit.....

Lets me throw this one in, this still is UK crime right???

Gumtree buyer stabbed in heart

The incident happened on 30 July, but...
Aug 26th 2009, 11:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Register as a British national

You should be able to apply through the British Embassy or Consulate in the country you're in, you don't have to wait until you're in the UK.

Why don't you give them a call and ask.......
Forum: Singapore
Aug 26th 2009, 11:42 am
Replies: 0
Views: 978
Posted By Bikbergen

ICC World Cricket League Division Six tournament

Anyone in Singapore for the cricket?

Guernsey beat the Singapore Selong Cricket Club by nine wickets in a warm-up game on Tuesday, facing 30C heat and 80% humidity.

Wish I could be there eating...
Aug 26th 2009, 10:29 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Need to rent in AMS - any areas to avoid?

These are the crime scores in Amsterdam for 2005, a bit dated but still accurate.

The higher the score the safer the area, thats the way grading works in Holland.

Amsterdam-Centrum 6,5 ...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 25th 2009, 1:15 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 10,530
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Retirement in Thailand or Malaysia

This subject has already been covered (to death) multiple times.

You might try to do a bit of reading ;)

Why don't you start here, a good post on the subject:
...
Forum: Germany
Aug 21st 2009, 12:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 10,397
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Moving to Munich, advice needed on finding accommodation

Munich is very expensive to live in, especially inside town.

Agency fees in Germany are extravagant to say the least and be careful with signing a lease, they usually are long term, at least 3...
Aug 21st 2009, 12:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,994
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Need some advise on job offer in Hoofddorp

For some reason when I think of Hoofdorp, I think of Milton Keynes, same boring place and without the efficient grid system.....

But look at the brightside, Amsterdam is very, very close, go there...
Aug 21st 2009, 11:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,038
Posted By Bikbergen

Re: Utility Costs in Eindhoven

If you are used to having cheap Water in the UK, and it is cheap compared to the continent, you will be in for a shock.

Water supply is metred and not only do you pay for the supply you pay for...
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