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kebinger replied to the thread Penang retirement ? on the Malaysia forum on July 21, 2014:
Kees initially posted:
we are planning to retire in either Hua Hin Thailand or Penang. Unfortunately the website on Penang is non-existant. Almost no information on this website. Does anyone have a better site or know where to look ?. subjects are : housing, cost of living, what to do in and around Penang, golf, watersports like boating, snorkeling, etc hope someone can give us feedback
kebinger replied on July 21, 2014 with:
There is actually one but when I posted the link last time I was banned from this forum. If you google “retire Penang” at Google nl or there will be on the first Google page a webpage with retire(ment) Malaysia info. It is mainly about Penang cost of living, housing, food, hospitals, immigration, religion, traffic etc.
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bintang replied to the thread Please Help! Moving to Kl with a baby and toddler on the Malaysia forum on July 16, 2014:
salmap initially posted:
Hi there, my husband is being relocated to Kl later this year for work. We have a baby and a toddler. Could anyone please help with what area of Kl would be best suited to a young family. I am a stay at home mum, and would like to be in an area with other expats with young families to make friends with. My husband has heard from some people how difficult it was for their partners to make friends and for the kids too, and so they have ended up leaving Kl. My husband is concerned about how I will cope, as he will be working UK hours, so I would be with the kids on my own most days. What facilities are there for young children and is it easy enough to get around without speaking the local language?. I appreciate any time you take to give me info and put both myself and my husband at ease about this move.
bintang replied on July 15, 2014 with:
Hi Salma, "Bandar Utama" itself is a good place to live, as your husband works there and the British International School is located there too. They have the 1Utama Mall which is great (and huge) for all your shoppings and there is a "Jaya Grocer" in the area for more "expat grocery shopping". They have a lot of new condo buildings and terrace houses in the area. This a link to some rental properties in Bandar Utama: Two other nice neighborhoods of PJ are in the immediate vicinity of 1Utama, "Taman Tun Dr Ismail" (TTDI): which is an older part of town, but with lots of greenery, pretty bungalows and a nice park (loved to take a walk there). The other is "Mutiara Damansara" wich is a relatively new area, love the shopping and restaurants at "The Curve" and Ikea of course. So I think you should consider one of these three. Regards Conny
salmap replied on July 15, 2014 with:
Hi Conny, Thank you for all info re schools and transport, will make it much easier to narrow our list. I believe the work office will be either in or right next door to the 1utama shopping centre. We're fortunate enough that we will get a housing allowance and the boys education paid for. With that in mind are there any particular areas of PJ you could recommend? Thanks. Salma
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roystevenung replied to the thread Gov issued Photo ID card on the Malaysia forum:
lynne05elmo29 initially posted:
I am from US and I live in Malaysia now under social visit visa. Have a lease agreement and have TM utility document in my name. Does anyone have an idea as to how I can get a Government issued Photo ID card.
roystevenung replied on July 15, 2014 with:
The only way to stay long term here is with the MM2H 10 year renewal visa.
GuyB replied on July 15, 2014 with:
Not unless you are a Malaysian. Your passport is your govt issued document. Malaysian's photo ID cards are their IC - Identity Cards. If you have a social visit pass, you can't get a driver's license either. That may suffice. But you have to have some sort of legal residency before you can get a local driver's license.
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GuyB replied to the thread Married to Malaysian - considering moving to Malaysia on the Malaysia forum:
jrist2000 initially posted:
I am a US citizen married to a Malaysian who has become a US citizen. We have a 6 year old daughter. My husband would like to move back to Malaysia as his parents are aging and he misses family. His parents live in Petaling Jaya near KL. I am fine with this but have some concerns. He still has his Malaysian ID... would he be able to work? He hasn't "officially" given up Malaysian citizenship and I wouldn't want him to get in trouble for becoming a US Citizen. Would I be able to find work? I have an accounting and finance background (including management) but am not sure how hard it would to get a work permit? I am concerned about schooling for my 6 year old. Would she be able to go to public school? I'm not sure with if we are getting paid local wages if we would be able to afford an international school?? We would initially live with his parents, but I'm not sure how long that would last. My husband is a telecom engineer and is starting to apply for jobs, so I'm just wanting to get an idea of what might happen. Any advice would be appreciated.
GuyB replied on July 15, 2014 with:
Hi Your husband must never let on to the Malaysian govt that he has taken up US citizenship as that would mean he has to give up his Malaysian citizenship. As a Malaysian - he can freely work. You, on the other hand may not unless you have the proper papers. I am not the best person to advise you on this. I suggest checking out the main Expat Forums in Malaysia where hopefully someone there can advise on what you should do. Good luck.
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neufmartial posted Travel with i-pass within Malaysia on the Malaysia forum on July 09, 2014:
Hi, I am working in Malaysia, and have a valid Employment Pass. My company has given me an i-pass so that I don not need to carry my passport with me all the time. My question is can I travel within peninsular Malaysia through flight with this i-pass without carrying my passport? I am travelling from Penang to Kuala Lumpur through flight, and I didn't bring my passport. But I have got the i-pass, so can I travel with only the i-pass? Thanks & Regards, Dinesh
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GP22 posted weekend bike racing in KL on the Malaysia forum on July 09, 2014:
New in KL and hoping to find time to go racing, found a place on facebook, has any on been there? this is the bike rentel's facebook Any advice?
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qinweilee replied to the thread Plastic Surgery on the Malaysia forum:
whereohwhere initially posted:
I'm looking into Asia for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Malaysia is on top of my lift followed by S Korea. At a later date I may post in the Korea forum but for now, I'm wondering if anyone here has had this experience? I am looking for help in finding the best facilities, an inexpensive place to stay and how to go about booking a reputable Dr/Facility. I really need your help. Thanks in advance.
qinweilee replied on July 08, 2014 with:
Hi ... if you are looking for cosmetic surgery in Malaysia. I would recommend you to look for LAFA. You may checkout their website for more info,
poshhhhh replied on June 16, 2014 with:
Hi. Maybe you wanna try Singapore? There's this well known plastic surgeon dr colin song. I think he fits in perfectly on what you are looking for. You can try googling him to see his specialisations. Hope this helps.
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