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Oct 30th 2021, 6:37 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,699
Posted By NeonHippy

Another nail in the MM2H coffin

Malaysia is set to start taxing foreign income from 1st January.
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/597210
Sep 22nd 2021, 11:01 am
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By NeonHippy

Lightbulb Time for a new sticky thread

Note to Admins:- with more and more negative comments about MM2Hers from the Federal Government, more and more of us will be looking to Sabah and Sarawak. Is it time to create a new sticky thread...
Aug 12th 2021, 3:17 am
Replies: 220
Views: 19,680
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Peninsular MM2H reactivated from October, new conditions

So the government think that foreigners will be flocking to Malaysia to bail out the National Recovery Plan? I think the opposite will happen. Many expats here will be unable to meet the new...
Sep 7th 2019, 3:23 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 51,341
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: MM2H - How to apply

A frustration in dealing with any office in Malaysia is that the rules keep changing. Rather than post the current rule, the best answer that I can give it that you should visit the MM2H website and...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 17th 2018, 3:10 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,335
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Streaming UK TV in Malaysia

If you want to watch UK TV, the starting point should be a proxy DNS to fool the UK servers into thinking your ip address is in the UK. Then you either need a kodi box or similar hooked up to you tv...
Feb 5th 2018, 6:42 am
Replies: 20
Views: 11,883
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: MM2H Foreigner e-gate

I tried exiting through the usual diplomatic gates in Penang yesterday and was told I could not use this route with MM2H. I also spotted that there are egates now in Penang airport but was told that...
Dec 30th 2017, 10:15 am
Replies: 87
Views: 22,546
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Pensions - escaping UK taxation

This is not quite so. Unless you are a tramp pushing your worldly possessions around in a pram and scavenging food from bins or you are ex special forces living in the jungle and surviving on bugs...
Dec 30th 2017, 3:26 am
Replies: 87
Views: 22,546
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Pensions - escaping UK taxation

Hehe, back in the sixties if you can remember them the singer Donavon bought himself a boat and went sailing from country to country to avoid being a tax resident anywhere. But they have closed that...
Nov 17th 2017, 6:13 am
Replies: 279
Views: 43,865
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Kuala Lumpur

No what I have is very much a credit card. But who would be foolish enough to place a large sum of money on deposit earning 3 percent per annum just so they could run up a credit card and pay nearly...
Nov 14th 2017, 11:19 pm
Replies: 279
Views: 43,865
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Kuala Lumpur

I'm retired and have a HSBC Malaysian credit card. I was told that my foreign pension does not qualify as income but I could have a credit card by placing some money in a fixed deposit account. The...
Forum: Malaysia
Nov 10th 2017, 12:52 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,862
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: MM2H Tax Residency Status

Check out how to get a tin here http://britishexpats.com/forum/retirement-mm2h-205/pensions-escaping-uk-taxation-868722/#post11806417
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 26th 2017, 4:22 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 68,975
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Penang regular meetups for mm2hers and newbies

Sorry, we already have a dinner planned elsewhere.
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 25th 2017, 4:50 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Stopped in customs

Behind the x-ray machine at Penang customs there is a large poster depicting banned items. Featuring quite prominently is a large chunk of fresh meat. I'm not too sure how dried meat would be viewed...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 25th 2017, 4:43 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Stopped in customs

Re-reading this page, it seems that the duty is 30% except on certain goods (tyres, alcohol, cigarettes etc) which have their own set duty tariffs.
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 25th 2017, 4:37 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Stopped in customs

Hi BB,
here is the link you are seeking. http://www.customs.gov.my/en/tp
Neon
Oct 24th 2017, 6:14 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,365
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Early retirement - was it what you expected?

The prospect of retirement is of course a worrying factor. As I approached that milestone each promotion caused greater worry as I would be losing an even greater sum of income when I left work. To...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 19th 2017, 10:09 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Stopped in customs

I have noticed that the customs officers will observe the routing ticket attached to my cases. If these show a single hop from somewhere in Malaysia I am waved straight through. But if the ticket...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 19th 2017, 5:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Stopped in customs

Are you sure you asked the right question, there is certainly no limit on how much they can tax you if you bring in a lot of items. But there is a limited amount that you can bring in to Malaysia...
Sep 21st 2017, 9:11 am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,835
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: No more TAX incentive for Auto Purchase under MM2H

Interesting set of increased charges and financial requirements. Much as I enjoy living in Malaysia and have no desire to move, it seems to me that before Malaysia starts to impose A list...
Sep 14th 2017, 8:06 am
Replies: 87
Views: 22,546
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Pensions - escaping UK taxation

Ian I am by no means an expert on tax issues so please consider this carefully and draw your own conclusions.
The first port of call when trying to work out your tax liability in UK and Malaysia...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 4th 2017, 10:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,525
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

Short answer is both. When I started the process JPJ were doing appendix b conversions on the island. But by the time I had managed to get the afore mentioned letter from DVLA the process had moved...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 29th 2017, 8:01 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,525
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

In principle the method is quite straightforward. Everything you need is listed on the JPJ Web site. When I did it for myself and my wife we hit two problems. The first is the so called 'letter from...
Forum: Malaysia
Aug 25th 2017, 4:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,525
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Driving Licence Conversion

This has been debated ad nauseum in the past. In essence, until your UK driving license passes it's sell by date any casual glance from a Malay police officer in connection with a minor misdemeanour...
Aug 13th 2017, 9:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 9,335
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: Foreign currency advice please for Vietnam?

Good idea to ask about this one. We recently visited Vietnam from Malaysia. I naively took Malaysian Ringgits to exchange at the airport. When we landed we were told the money changers there would...
Aug 13th 2017, 8:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By NeonHippy

Re: MM2H discounts

MM2H used to get the local rate then things changed when they installed the new turnstiles and the discount was discontinued. At least it was at the ticketing counter.
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