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Sep 14th 2019, 5:37 am
Replies: 163
Views: 42,612
Posted By simon2017

Re: MM2H - How to apply

In my case I had an LLC, was a sole owner and sole employee. On my application I included both the salary and the dividends I paid myself as part of the MM2H income requirements. I only stated that I...
Aug 12th 2019, 7:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By simon2017

Re: Question on opening FD account

Congrats on MM2H. Others will need to comment on US citizens difficulties in opening a Malay bank account but I did use HSBC and was able to get the FD documents within 2-3 hours and get my MM2H visa...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 3rd 2019, 11:49 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By simon2017

Re: Malaysia Departure Tax

This is probably more relevant for those who live in Penang or parts of Malaysia where they can depart from either KL or Singapore. The cost of flights from Penang to KL or Singapore are pretty...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 2nd 2019, 3:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By simon2017

Malaysia Departure Tax

Not sure how accurate but if so to consider when flying out of Malaysia as departing from KL compared to Singapore to your home country may be more expensive.
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Jul 9th 2019, 5:32 am
Replies: 20
Views: 8,971
Posted By simon2017

Re: MM2H 2017 reintroduction of ID cards

Does anyone know if this has occurred and can one get a Malaysian MM2H ID card.
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 5th 2019, 6:35 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,464
Posted By simon2017

Re: Mecical/Health Insurance questions

That certainly would be an advantage but if something like that happened I'd have to use Malaysian health cover. I don't know what expat insurance costs but I'm using Australia highest...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 4th 2019, 3:36 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,464
Posted By simon2017

Re: Mecical/Health Insurance questions

Every individual circumstance is different but what I've done is maintained my medical insurance in my home country, so that if cancer/heart etc occur I'd go back to my home country to be around...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 2nd 2019, 3:35 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,464
Posted By simon2017

Re: Mecical/Health Insurance questions

I just renewed my local insurance policy with Progressive Insurance that I originally got for MM2H. Details at the following link.
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Jan 18th 2019, 12:59 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,704
Posted By simon2017

Re: Mm2h and two passports

If there is matching of fingerprints then the customs agent would be aware that you are trying to enter under a different country passport. While this is likely legal provided you are meeting the...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 13th 2019, 1:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By simon2017

Re: Home Contents Insurance in Malaysia

I don't have personal experience within Malaysia, but as no one has replied as yet would give you my views/experiences from elsewhere in the world. Generally condo insurance does not cover fittings...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 18th 2018, 10:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By simon2017

Re: Wire Money From UK to Malaysia

For a large sum of money like that you could use HSBC Global transfer. You'd need a UK and Malaysian HSBC accounts to do it and the transfer would be instant. If you don't have HSBC accounts then you...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 6th 2018, 9:05 am
Replies: 76
Views: 49,317
Posted By simon2017

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

I saw this link in another blog for a driving school at Tanjung Bungah which covers costs, process, timeframes etc. No personal experience myself so will be interested at how you get on. The blog is...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 13th 2018, 1:13 am
Replies: 76
Views: 49,317
Posted By simon2017

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

If you have an Australian drivers license you can apply online for an IDP and have it mailed to an overseas address so there is no need to return to Australia to get an IDP as long as your current...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 12th 2018, 7:59 am
Replies: 76
Views: 49,317
Posted By simon2017

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

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, and happy to be corrected if in error. Australia is a signatory to the the 1949 convention so I was under the impression that I could drive in Malaysia with my...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 8th 2018, 12:11 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 49,317
Posted By simon2017

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

Yes a mess.

My current drivers license (an Australian license) expires in a few months (as well as my IDP) and while in Australia they allow online renewal, but they don''t do it for those over...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 8th 2018, 9:30 am
Replies: 76
Views: 49,317
Posted By simon2017

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

I had been researching getting a Malaysian drivers license via this method so disappointed it has been suspended. During my research I did see however a number of statements to the effect that you...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 11th 2018, 1:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By simon2017

Re: HSBC tightening Premier Account eligibility?

Besides the global transfer I find the biggest benefit is that I can have fee free accounts and credit cards in multiple countries. When I travel to the UK I use my UK credit card, while in Malaysia...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 10th 2018, 11:36 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By simon2017

Re: HSBC tightening Premier Account eligibility?

I was HSBC Premier in Australia before moving to UK. I transferred funds that gave me UK Premier eligibility (which also meant I did not meet Australian Premier deposit thresholds) but I retained my...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 24th 2018, 6:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,710
Posted By simon2017

Re: TransferWise Issues?

When I tried to open an FD and current account at Affin bank around 6 months ago I was told by the staff member that they would not allow me to open an account if the money was being transferred in...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 1st 2018, 5:54 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,178
Posted By simon2017

Re: Internet in Penang

Time will be at Miami Green from 3-5th of August signing up new customers so if you have arrived by then should be easy.
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 28th 2018, 2:38 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,178
Posted By simon2017

Re: Internet in Penang

Unifi do have a counter at Tesco, just in front of MacDonalds. I'm on the 30gb plan and find it reliable. I'm also on the Unif Ultimate TV package which gives additional movie channels, sports and...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 27th 2018, 5:17 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,178
Posted By simon2017

Re: Internet in Penang

Can confirm that Miami Green Condos have Unifi.
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 26th 2018, 11:35 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,178
Posted By simon2017

Re: Internet in Penang

About 12 months ago I connected to Telecom Malaysia (TM) as they had just laid cables in the street (I'm in Batu Feringghi). You can check their website as to whether or not they support your street...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 26th 2018, 11:25 am
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By simon2017

Re: Motorbike Insurance - Penang

Thanks everyone for the suggestion, none of which I had thought of.

I was driving past the Mosque today so dropped into the Taycon motorcycle shop as "Owned" suggested and was able to do the whole...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 25th 2018, 2:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By simon2017

Motorbike Insurance - Penang

I bought a motorbike 1 year ago and received insurance as part of that transaction. I'm now due to either renew that insurance or take out another policy.

Does anyone have suggestions for...
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