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travellerguy replied to the thread Help! Critical Visa Issue.. on the Malaysia forum on November 24, 2014:
travellerguy initially posted:
My girlfriend (Vietnamese) has been staying in Malaysia now for about 3 months. We found a broker who gave her 2 visa extensions (30 days each) so far. The broker called us a few days ago and asked for 3 months advance payment for our next VISA extensions. We then told him that we will leave the country soon and don't need any more extensions. The broker said he spoke with the immigration guy who is issuing my gf's visa and we have to pay the 3 months or we will have problems at the every border. They threatened us and are now forcing us to pay 3 more months. What should we do? Based on my girlfriends passport, we have two visa extensions and we can still stay in Malaysia until the beginning of December. Thanks in advance for you advice!
travellerguy replied 3 hours ago with:
Thanks for your advise. We will do that as soon as possible.
mytwocents replied on November 22, 2014 with:
Some common sense. If you are right, you are right. Could be some impostors up to extort money. Contact your embassy, who knows they might have handle a similar case elsewhere and can give you legal advise. regards .
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wanwalid replied to the thread Working and living in Seremban on the Malaysia forum on November 22, 2014:
Roger001 initially posted:
Hi, currently I received an offer to work for two years in the area of Seremban. Due to the fact that I have two children (3 years; 2month) the decision is not easy for me! Plan would be to move for two years to Malaysia with my family. Is there anybody who can give me some help / information regarding: 1) how is Seremban 2) international community available? We are from Germany! 3) Would it be better to move close to KL and I would travel each day to Seremban 4) what about Kindergarten 5) experiences of other expats who moved together with their family to Malaysia There are actually thousand questions and I hope someone shares his/her experiences with me. For me most important would be that my family enjoys this movement. I will be working the whole day and they need to have the possibility to do something! Mans thanks in advance Roger
wanwalid replied on November 22, 2014 with:
If you want a stress free life,seremban is the place.there are beautiful beach around half and hour from seremban town.quiet a of English medium kindergarden available. My advise is..take the offer if it's suit your pocket.
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doctorN posted british schools in KL for year 12 on the Malaysia forum on November 22, 2014:
Hi, we are moving to KL damansara in July 2015 and are currently looking at schools for our son who wlill be doing A levels, Any views on Alice Smith and Garden International schools and how to choose one of them. Thanks
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hbft58 posted maylaysia on the Malaysia forum on November 21, 2014:
I am looking for referrals on Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinner in Malaysia. We will be there Dec 23 thru 28. Thank you
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Fairview International School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Review-of-Fairview International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are satisfactory, a basketball court, football field (small) and 3 badminton courts in the hall. They have a decent mix of indoor and outdoor ECAs but perhaps could do with some external ones like horse riding, uniformed clubs.... (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I enjoy reading the comments, bad and good, here. But I hope parents who will read these will be brave enough to check what is/are the true story or the whole story. Below are some of my questions; 1. If the teachers are not that qualified, why the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is continuously awarding the accreditation not just for one campus but to all, and not just one programme but to 3 programmes www.ibo.org 2. If the school is a money making school, why Fairview managed to help victims of Tsunami in Japan, built a library in one of the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, classroom in Cambodia, coffee farm in Indonesia, offering scholarships to IB Diploma students and Masters Programme to teachers and many more to mention. 3. Some are asking why the Teachers and Principal are not reachable? May I ask, did you think or consider that not only one or two or three parents wanted to see them? Those who are reacting are those who doesn't care about the schedules of teachers and principal. 4. Security Deposit? Some are commenting about getting the deposit, not refunding and so on... May I ask, are you aware on what you had signed before you sent your child in Fairview? Are you aware about their Terms and Conditions? If I am not mistaken, Fairview is very strict in terms of following the SOPP. 5. Discipline? I would like to raise my right hand and ask if anyone here who agree that discipline shouldn't be taught only in school but also in their house. Remember, what your child now is the reflection on how you raise them. I still have lots of questions and concerns but i hope from the statement above it will give an impression to the parents about Fairview. Giving a chance, I will send my kids to Fairview and allow them to learn the true humanity, love and care to others. I want my kids to be more open-minded and knowledgeable in his/her surroundings.
A reader replied recently with:
My question to the negative feedback givers is how then does the school achieve accreditation from the International Baccalaureate Organisation? Is there merit to your assertions?
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Harald replied to the thread Moving to Malaysia on the Malaysia forum:
Harald initially posted:
Hi im planning on moving to asia , and Malaysia looks like a good pick. But im wondering how getting new visa workes , - do i need to leave the country? - and if i buy a house can i be refused entry, how long? - how long visa can i get? - and what part should i look into first, penang?
Harald replied on November 19, 2014 with:
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mytwocents replied on November 18, 2014 with:
In case the following may be helpful (not necessarily up to date, please check with embassies): Visa requirement to enter countries depend on citizenship. E.g. for those with Canadian passport, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Canadian_citizens shows Canadian can enter Malaysia 3 months/90days visa free. no need to applyvisa, just walk in I assume, but must fill in immigration card as usual.
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UThantRez replied to the thread moving to malaysia on the Malaysia forum:
afrazaara initially posted:
iam moving to Malaysia in sep 2014 plz help me wid average cost of living there and schools as well as accommodation in Malaysia ive never been there
UThantRez replied on November 19, 2014 with:
Hello - if you are still looking for place to stay in central KL, please get in touch :)
aqsa replied on September 26, 2014 with:
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Hi, can anyone please give me any info on this montessori preschool in mont kiara? I'd love some info from anyone who has/had their child go to this preschool or have any friends who's children attend. Thanks in advance
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