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Forum: Malaysia
Jul 25th 2018, 9:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Motorbike Insurance - Penang

Not an answer just a point.
My motor cycle licence requires renewal at the post office every year, so I just kill two birds with one stone and get them both done at the same time.
I might be able...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 13th 2018, 10:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: House Move

I used Pickfords International for my move from UK to Malaysia (actually shipped from the Isle of Man -> Pickfords International Leeds -> Malaysia). I think you will find a UK Gas cooker a bit...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 20th 2018, 12:08 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,607
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: what areas of Penang do most expats live?

Most tend to living in the North Eastern coastal sector of the island stretching from GeorgeTown (places like Times Square), Persiaran Gurney and then following Route 6 up through Tanjung Tokong,...
Forum: Malaysia
May 4th 2018, 11:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,875
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: UK Tax Residency yes/no?

​​​​​​​There is a difference between being a UK citizen and UK resident though.

The UK Gov website says that there is a special form required for those non-residents that wish to claim the UK...
Forum: Malaysia
Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: UK Passport Validity Period

I was flagged by the immigration officer at KL when departing for the UK, because she was concerned I was travelling from KL to the UK on an Irish passport which was due to expire within 3-months.
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Forum: Malaysia
Feb 3rd 2018, 8:04 am
Replies: 213
Views: 69,454
Posted By kingoflostfools

Forum: Malaysia
Feb 1st 2018, 3:27 am
Replies: 213
Views: 69,454
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Sorry, no idea. Tanjong Tokong is the district between the Floating Mosque on the road to Batu Ferringhi and the turnoff to Gurney.

The map I've attached represents that part of Penang island.
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Forum: Malaysia
Feb 1st 2018, 3:24 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,400
Posted By kingoflostfools

Penang Makan - 6th February 2018 7:30PM / 19:30 hrs @ Viva Food Court

Okay guys, it's been a while since we had a get together, so we've decided to hold a Makan (informal gathering) at the Viva Food Court in Tanjung Bungah on Tuesday 6th February 2018 @7:30PM / 19:00...
Forum: Malaysia
Feb 1st 2018, 2:28 am
Replies: 213
Views: 69,454
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Okay guys, it's been a while since we had a get together, so we've decided to hold a Makan (informal gathering) at the Viva Food Court in Tanjung Bungah on Tuesday 6th February 2018 @7:30PM / 19:00...
Forum: Malaysia
Dec 9th 2017, 2:56 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,675
Posted By kingoflostfools

Forum: Malaysia
Dec 6th 2017, 1:48 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,364
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Ringgit fluctuation

It's also complicated by a potential interest rate hike by Bank Negara and the timing of an election which must take place before 24th August 2018.

Since January it's dropped from 4.5 MYR / USD to...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 21st 2017, 10:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,537
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Stopped in customs

That's because you are a lady and he is a gentleman.

Nice to see that chivalry isn't completely dead in this day and age.
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 18th 2017, 12:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,537
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Stopped in customs

Came through customs at Penang last week with my usual case load of computer equipment. Scanned both hand luggage (with four laptops) and hold luggage (disk drives, 4 * Raspberry PI's, numerous other...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 23rd 2017, 9:10 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,537
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Stopped in customs

How odd. I've been in and out of Penang airport for years, flying domestic, regional and international and I've never had to open my case on arrival in Penang, only push it through the XRay machine...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 8th 2017, 7:43 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Banking in Penang

...err....Woohoo!...I guess... ;)
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2017, 3:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,158
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Banking in Penang

When I first moved to Penang I registered my FD's and all of the MM2H Visa stuff with HSBC, but I was worried about the banking risk so decided to split my accounts between HSBC and CIMB.

I found...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 30th 2017, 12:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,704
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

Unfortunately there is a big difference between getting an "Appendix A" conversion and an "Appendix B" conversion. As far as I am aware the "Appendix B" conversion can only be done at Butterworth.
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Forum: Malaysia
Aug 25th 2017, 6:57 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,704
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

In fairness, it is discussed ad nauseum because most people are concerned about it and the UK Government takes a ridiculously harsh, yet vague line on it.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 25th 2017, 9:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,704
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

While this is true, there is a measure of hassle getting it organised and those of us who have done it (self included) have either gone through an agent to get it organized or have had to deal with a...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 24th 2017, 4:39 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 7,600
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Are You Happy With Decision To MMM2nd Home?

Nope. Absolutely none at all.


Yes.


I've been other places and they are nice, but none have the balance of cost, weather, language, food, culture and people that Penang has.


Yes.
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 24th 2017, 4:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,704
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

My only questions would be:

Q1. "Are you permanently resident in Malaysia or do you have a UK home as well?"
Q2. "What is the date of expiry on your driving license?"

DVLA have become a lot...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 27th 2017, 7:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Musty smell / mold detection

Unfortunetely that won't work either as we get air bubbles whenever there is torrential rain.

I would hate to come back and find that my toilet had exploded because of compressed air and cling...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 16th 2017, 3:56 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,835
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Musty smell / mold detection

My apartment is regularly left unoccupied for 8-months of the year and returning is always musty smelling, but after opening up all of the windows for the day and flushing the lavatories it clears.
...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 3rd 2017, 2:51 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 69,454
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Thanks to all who attended and my apologies if you felt left out, but more people turned up than expected (32 by my estimate ???).

Planning another one in early March (based upon BB's original...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 3rd 2017, 12:00 am
Replies: 213
Views: 69,454
Posted By kingoflostfools

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Just a reminder that our Makan event at Viva is this evening.
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