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Forum: Malaysia
Sep 10th 2018, 3:18 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By Davita

Re: HSBC tightening Premier Account eligibility?

The best benefit I've noticed is the ability to use their Global Transfer Funds freely between different accounts Internationally.
We also have a Premier Representative who we are personally...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 30th 2018, 2:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,240
Posted By Davita

Re: TransferWise Issues?

Macsta I'd just like to say it has been a pleasure to debate with you. Your posts show you are a gentleman and willing to see all sides...as I hope I do. The intent of our discourse was to indicate...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 29th 2018, 12:09 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,240
Posted By Davita

Re: TransferWise Issues?

The thread does touch on problems concerning TransferWise and that's why I posted. I've used TW for many years between four different continents and the only time I had a concern was because the bank...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 29th 2018, 9:57 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,240
Posted By Davita

Re: TransferWise Issues?

Once again i repeat that all concerns on this thread re: Malaysia TransferWise must be due to the MYR banking system
Last night, at around 7:30pm KL time, my wife Transferwised GBP 5,000 from our...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 27th 2018, 6:48 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,240
Posted By Davita

Re: TransferWise Issues?

To those who are finding difficulty transferring/exchange into MYR I can only add that I regularly use TransferWise to transfer/exchange from my HSBC Premium GBP Account in Channel Isles to my HSBC...
Forum: Indonesia
Aug 12th 2018, 1:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Davita

Re: UK Electrical appliances in Indonesia?

I agree with your smoking issue as neither my wife nor I indulge. It can be a problem in the side-street warungs (local restaurants) but all malls are smoke-free as are the restaurants inside. Some...
Forum: Indonesia
Aug 11th 2018, 2:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Davita

Re: UK Electrical appliances in Indonesia?

Your Weber will need an adapter to fit the LPG bottles here. LPG is widely used for cooking.
Most expats here I know use EVA Air for their flights to USA....although most airlines are dropping...
Forum: Indonesia
Aug 11th 2018, 12:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 782
Posted By Davita

Re: UK Electrical appliances in Indonesia?

Hi Horticulturist...from Mississippi...wow long intro already.
The electrical power in Indonesia is the same as UK..... 240VAC/50 hertz. so all equipment that operates from that, or all electronic...
Forum: Indonesia
Aug 3rd 2018, 10:51 am
Replies: 22
Views: 6,919
Posted By Davita

Re: Where to settle down on Bali

Hi Davelucky8 and welcome to the forum....

It isn't a problem. My wife was under 55 when I first applied.
A retirement visa needs a registered agent to make the application and they will guide...
Jul 28th 2018, 2:19 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,193
Posted By Davita

Re: Administrator meet up !!!

If and when you ever do come to Bali...give me a shout...I live in Bali.
May 15th 2018, 8:31 am
Replies: 279
Views: 35,270
Posted By Davita

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Kuala Lumpur

I'd suggest also opening a current account and authorize the interest be paid into that account. Otherwise, the interest accrues in the MM2H FD account and cannot be withdrawn.
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2018, 6:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By Davita

Re: Transferring Funds - UK to Canada - Xchange Rate - Capital Gains

Annual taxes in Canada include a provision for a Capital Gains Tax and a Capital Net Investment Loss deduction (CNIL).
i.e. I've often sold equity shares and paid a Capital Gain Tax but offset with...
Forum: Canada
Apr 29th 2018, 12:24 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By Davita

Re: Help! canadian pension= cheque for lump sum

I was confused by the OP saying that HSBC wouldn't cash the cheque as I often get cheques from Financial Companies which I deposit with HSBC in UK.

Scilly has highlighted that 'cashing' into...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 17th 2018, 1:19 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 13,687
Posted By Davita

Re: Bali

Bali is reputed to be the island of "Eat, Pray, Love."

I take it mission couldn't find a restaurant, shunned the spiritual aura and didn't get laid!....:nod:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 13th 2018, 12:32 am
Replies: 171
Views: 13,687
Posted By Davita

Re: Bali

I'd be interested to know where you make your comparison to Bali and why.

Retired Canadian friends of ours have spent the last 2 seasons, during their winter 4 months, traveling SEA and Australia...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 12th 2018, 9:46 am
Replies: 171
Views: 13,687
Posted By Davita

Re: Bali

A 375ml. bottle/can of cold Bintang costs between A$2.50-$3 in most pubs in Seminyak....maybe more if entertainment. Also, many pubs have happy hours and other incentives like a bucket of beer etc....
Forum: Canada
Apr 8th 2018, 1:00 am
Replies: 94
Views: 9,713
Posted By Davita

Re: Why Canada?

As I said...opinions vary....here are some notable and beautiful buildings in Vancouver. Note: Parliament building is in Victoria.
...
Forum: Canada
Apr 8th 2018, 12:33 am
Replies: 94
Views: 9,713
Posted By Davita

Re: Why Canada?

Opinions vary......from Qura...

"Vancouver has a supernaturally beautiful setting. There's no way to downplay this. Vancouver is blessed with more natural beauty than any major city in the world....
Forum: Canada
Apr 7th 2018, 2:38 am
Replies: 94
Views: 9,713
Posted By Davita

Re: Why Canada?

Vancouver has an outdoor lifestyle and five seasons.
There's the summer season for a couple of weeks in July/August. The winter season which is a fortnight somewhere around January..... and the wet...
Mar 27th 2018, 9:05 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,183
Posted By Davita

Re: Medical Insurance.

If you have world-wide insurance (X USA) which doesn't (X Malaysia) that is sufficient for the MM2H requirement.
As sushi says...if later, age causes a rejection, that will also suffice.
Mar 27th 2018, 4:03 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Davita

Re: UK Dual Citizens with no plastic ID card resident over 40yrs

Totally agree with the above.
My wife was Indonesian and, in 1990, we both immigrated to Canada and became Canadian citizens in 1995.
I was from UK and maintained my UK citizenship although I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 25th 2018, 4:12 am
Replies: 171
Views: 13,687
Posted By Davita

Re: Bali

For serious alcoholics I can recommend a local vodka ....it's called Vodka9 and costs about Rp220,000 in grocery stores...maybe even in Carrefour.
Mar 24th 2018, 9:32 am
Replies: 332
Views: 18,704
Posted By Davita

Re: Things that make you feel old

A elderly couple were on the couch contemplating their youth.
Wife says "Remember when your mum would give you a dollar to go for groceries and you'd come back with 6 eggs, a loaf of bread and a bag...
Forum: Canada
Mar 24th 2018, 7:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By Davita

Re: Transferring £30K to Canada

You are so right....when those people get rich and famous they forget about us little people that bought the wares that made them rich and famous in the first place.
My wife, an avid facebook user,...
Forum: Canada
Mar 23rd 2018, 1:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By Davita

Re: Transferring £30K to Canada

I talked to Richard last week about your concerns...he said "who?'.... then poured me a glass of champagne.....:nod:
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