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Forum: Malaysia
Yesterday, 12:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By Hovite

Re: UK or MY for retirement?

A Brit perspective living in Sabah with my Chinese Malaysian wife of 42 years, good is food, shopping, gardening, bad, and it is a big one, no Autumn and Winter. I had planned to go to Japan every...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 2nd 2020, 9:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Hovite

Re: WARNING: Pos Malaysia is suspending outbound international mail services

Inbound is not affected, yet. There is a note concerning inbound at the bottom of the notice
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 2nd 2020, 2:23 am
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Hovite

Angry WARNING: Pos Malaysia is suspending outbound international mail services

"Pos Malaysia is temporarily suspending outbound international mail, parcel and Express Mail Service (EMS) services to all
international destinations (except Singapore) beginning 3 August 2020 until...
Jun 6th 2020, 2:21 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 13,015
Posted By Hovite

Re: Sabah MM2H

https://www.leisureave-mm2h.com/ contact them
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 18th 2020, 12:41 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hovite

Re: Movement Control Order

I have a Japanese Resident card and enough funds there to live for 7 months :thumbsup: That should keep me going till I can use my LTSVP to get back to Sabah.

One happy bunny :thumbup:
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 17th 2020, 11:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hovite

Re: Movement Control Order

In which country is the embassy?
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 17th 2020, 8:24 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hovite

Re: Movement Control Order

Thank you Red Ape. I have a LTSVP and it is not clear whether I could re-enter. The wording I have seen refers to foreign tourists and visitors, which seems a little vague. Still, my scheduled return...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 17th 2020, 4:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hovite

Re: Movement Control Order

Regarding my flight on Thursday, I assume Red Ape your answer is yes. I have my new e-ticket and will check in online tonight.
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 16th 2020, 7:05 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Hovite

Movement Control Order

Malaysians are banned from travelling abroad but no mention of foreigners and airports to remain open so I assume I can still fly to Japan on Thursday. Am I right?
Nov 28th 2019, 1:05 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 13,015
Posted By Hovite

Re: Sabah MM2H

Hi Gerry, sorry to note you have had some hassle.
I was told that there are about 10 agents listed for Sabah but only 3 are active and there is not enough MM2H work to make a living so yes, it may...
Nov 28th 2019, 10:19 am
Replies: 64
Views: 13,015
Posted By Hovite

Re: Sabah MM2H

Hi Gerry, I am told it is better to use an agent. My sister-in-law is using one in Damai to renew her MM2H and we are going to use the same guy to apply for our son. I have met him once and he seems...
Forum: Japan
Jun 24th 2019, 10:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By Hovite

Re: Tokyo/Narita recommendations

If you are not a smoker, make sure you book a non-smoking room. Hotel Nikko, at least the ones in Nagoya and Kawasaki do not have openable windows so no chance of fresh air to mask the smell of stale...
Jun 24th 2019, 3:44 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 13,015
Posted By Hovite

Re: Sabah MM2H

Another advantage to living in Malaysia is they have no inheritance tax, I believe. FD accounts average 4% for my Sabahan wife. KK is my home, well i little outside of the city when i finally retire....
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 13th 2018, 2:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By Hovite

Re: Shipping LCL from Europe to Malaysia

Have you tried https://www.agsmovers.com/branches/europe/norway/norway/ ?
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 13th 2018, 8:31 am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,088
Posted By Hovite

Re: Validity of overseas marriage in Malaysia

This might also be of interest - https://www.lawyerment.com/library/kb/Families/Marriage/1025.htm
My wife and I had to register our marriage in Malaysia to that I could apply for a LTSVP. It was a...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 5th 2018, 2:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By Hovite

Re: Kota Kinabula

It is Kinabalu - my home, though we live about 20 mins from the centre.

Langkah Syabas Beach Resort is a lovely place. We have had lunch there - they make the best Caesar salad in Sabah. It is run...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 9th 2018, 12:27 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,039
Posted By Hovite

Re: Trip to Malaysia

Declaring an interest, you have missed the best state in Malaysia - Sabah. We have white water rafting, the tallest mountain in south east Asia - I have climbed, croc farm, sea turtles, Orang Utans,...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 13th 2017, 9:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,439
Posted By Hovite

Re: Hotel/Tourist Tax

:sneaky:BB, an idea. If it happens again, insist one a receipt and that it makes clear it is for the Tourist Tax. Maybe let them know you have been charged erroneously and that you can claim it back...
Forum: Japan
Dec 12th 2017, 6:27 am
Replies: 19
Views: 7,679
Posted By Hovite

Re: Moving to Osaka

I have been here in Kawasaki/Yokohama 11 years and never seen a train pusher - oshiya. Having said that at busy times people reverse into the carriage and push everyone backwards, which is just as...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 12th 2017, 6:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,439
Posted By Hovite

Re: Hotel/Tourist Tax

Japan is getting in on the act, but not just for tourists - all travellers - https://japantoday.com/category/national/ruling-camp-finalizes-plan-to-introduce-departure-tax-on-jan.-7-2019 Just in...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 27th 2017, 6:23 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,892
Posted By Hovite

Re: No religion not allowed?

Also bear in mind that GE14 is due next year and there is a lot of evidence in the press of p. maneuvering going on as happens in most countries. Not wishing to extend a discusion on politics but at...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 14th 2017, 3:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By Hovite

Re: Dependent pass for wife - affidavit of marriage certificate

There is no British Embassy in Malaysia. It is a High Commission as it is a commonwealth country and they won't noterise anything. Check with the NRD if they will accept it being notarised by a local...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 19th 2017, 4:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,300
Posted By Hovite

Re: Huge line in immigration in Penang

In KKIA, Sabah, they have a VIP/Expat/Crew counter and I am allowed to go through there with my LTSVP. Sometimes the counter is closed but the queues are not long - mostly Japanese tourists and...
Sep 7th 2017, 11:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,365
Posted By Hovite

Re: Tourist Tax for Serviced Apartments

Oh dear ... I'm confused.. you see our house has more than 4 rooms, and it is serviced ... my my wife .. and the maid. Maybe I need to do more of the cleaning. She always complains I don't clean....
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2017, 7:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,905
Posted By Hovite

Re: Moving to Kuala Lumper, excited but nervous?!

Errr.. its Lumpur, not Lumper ;) Lumpers unload cargo from fishing boats. Check out the requirements for paying the Tourism Tax. The change from UK may be a shock to the system - climate, culture,...
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