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Blog Bob and Soo posted on the Malaysia Network
Retired in Penang. Moving considerations and experiences of expat life in Penang.
RonaldB posted Johor bahru Dirtbike scene? on the Malaysia forum on June 23, 2015:
Hi I'm moving to JB in December. Was wondering how the enduro/dirtbike scene in JB is? Been racing the desserts of the UAE for the last 15 years and looking forward to the bashing the jungle trails Are there groups of expats in JB that are doing just that in the weekends? Are there any regular baja and/or enduro events in the region? Any Dirtbikers out there? Tnx Ron
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Expat Report Review of Malacca Expatriate School (MES) in Malacca, Malaysia by broadand was published
Review-of-Malacca Expatriate School (MES)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
There are extremely limited facilities. Extra-curricular activities offered consist of needlework classes (?!) and chook-ball, both of which are carried out at the school premises. There is no gymnasium and physical activities for the children are carried out in the tarmac car park with no adequate shelter. The children are exposed to the full heat of the sun (35c) and humidity up to 95% during their outdoor activities. The teachers are local and some of them are very good, but they are not supported by the school principals or management, whose only goal appears to be to make money from the parents, without regard to the opinions of the parents or the welfare of the students. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Fairview International School Johor Bahru in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Review-of-Fairview International School Johor Bahru
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The Facilities are minimal, well they do not really have a field or swimming pool, and not much of sports equipments. The space is very limited. classrooms are limited. Teachers are always not permanent. Young inexperienced teacher are placed in classes. Foreign teachers from Philippine are employed. I do not believe that these foreign teacher are efficient enough to teach international program, such as IB or the IGCSE. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
They just raised the prices and exam papers leaked .. Student caught watching porn in the computer lab ... And this year 25 teachers are leaving ... Too much drama. Many parents gave taken the kids out better look for alternatives.
A reader replied recently with:
Not a bad school, much better than the other so-called INTERNATIONAL schools in Johor. Complain if you must but do be glad that there is an international educational body that verifies their compliance to international standards. I had my son-in-law remove my grandchild from AHIS as no learning was taking place. Even the teachers there were clueless as to what was being taught. He enjoys Fairview and has been there for almost two years now. My suggestion would be for unhappy parents to remove their children from Fairview, your regrets will come when faced with the half-baked systems in the many so-called International schools in Johor.
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property in MalaysiaGreat fully furnished studio for rent, ideal for single or couple occupant. Conveniently located in the affluent neighborhood of Bangsar, only 5 mins drive to nearby shopping mall such as Bangsar Shopping Centre and Bangsar Village.
lynne05elmo29 replied to the thread Highlands or cool places? on the Malaysia forum:
Pauljx initially posted:
I have been to Malaysia before and am somewhat familiar with the MM2H program. But before I was always on vacation. Now I am looking for cooler, low humidity places, if such exist, with expat amenities (e.g.WiFi) with reasonable costs. I know there were "Hill Stations" during the Colonial period but have never been. Can somebody please advise if there are such places and/or where best to research further. We like quiet, semi rural, natural beauty low humidity places. Do such exist in Malaysia? Or where in Asia?
lynne05elmo29 replied most recently with:
The best place that I know of in Malaysia to obtain that type of climate would be Cameron Highlands. I have never been myself however I have spoken with several people that have described it, as well as seeing beautiful photos. The biggest problem is that when you decide to retire to a country based on the available visas, and then you go through the process of making the move, and getting there, only to find that they doubled the financial requirements. If you already have your application in at the time of the change, you are locked in to the requirements set forth when you filed your application. In Thailand, Chiang Mai seems to be the cooler area. It was quite nice weather however we went during the winter. Thailand also has some type of retirement visa but I am not up on the specifics. Many of the Asian countries have such retirement visas, etc. You can check the immigration website for whatever country you prefer. Also, be forewarned to call the immigration office and check and then double check before making your move. If possible, get the name of the person that you speak to, as well as getting them to email to you, so you have it in writing. Also, please be advised that there are restrictions on business, home ownership, etc, in most every country. If you find an area of interest, you also can check for videos on You Tube to see what videos are out there to view the area. Best of Luck!
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Join us at the 5th Private & International School Fair incorporating preschools and learning centres in Kuala Lumpur! The fair will be held from 11am-6pm, 25-26 July 2015 at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre. If you are exploring options in private or international schools for your children, this is the fair to visit as representatives from leading private and international schools in Malaysia (and the region) will be present at the fair. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the various curricula offered and the advantages of an international education through talks that will be held over the 2-day event. As various preschools and learning centres will also be exhibiting, visitors can also find out more about opportunities in these schools. Admission to the fair is FREE! Visitors will also be able to purchase the latest 2015/2016 edition of the Education Destination Malaysia: Guide to International & Private Schools at a discounted price. The guide not only provides information of schools and curricula but also includes articles on how to choose a school. For more information visit us at http://www.privateinternationalschoolfair.com or call Mint Communications at +603-7986 0070 You can visit our events page directly at http://www.privateinternationalschoolfair.com/events/5th-private-international-school-fair-in-kuala-lumpur
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Join us at the 5th Private & International School Fair in Kuala Lumpur! If you are exploring options in private or international schools for your children, this is the fair to visit as representatives from leading private and international schools in Malaysia (and the region) will be present at the fair. Visitors will also be able to learn more about the various curricula offered and the advantages of an international education through talks that will be held over the 2-day event. As various preschools and learning centres will also be exhibiting, visitors can also find out more about opportunities in these schools. Admission to the fair is free. Visitors will also be able to purchase the latest 2015/2016 edition of the Education Destination Malaysia: Guide to International & Private Schools at a discounted price. The guide not only provides information of schools and curricula but also includes articles on how to choose a school. For more information visit us at http://www.privateinternationalschoolfair.com or call Mint Communications at +603-7986 0070 You can visit our events page directly at http://www.privateinternationalschoolfair.com/events/5th-private-international-school-fair-in-kuala-lumpur
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property in MalaysiaHigh-floor condo at Casa Kiara 2, Mont Kiara, well kept and very clean, freehold and low density, near international schools and shops.
sayan replied to the thread Moving to Malaysia - Need Help on the Malaysia forum:
sayan initially posted:
Hello Friends, I am Indian and got a job offer in CyberJaya, Selangor. I am moving alone as of now but will be joined by my spouse 8 months down the line. Could you please guide me on the following ? 1. Where to stay? 2. How do I commute? Is there any public transport? 3. What can be the estimated living expenses?
sayan replied most recently with:
Thanks for the reply Hary. Is it possible to get a single room or small studio apartment in these places? I am a solo individual.
hary replied most recently with:
Hi Sayan, Glad you are here. Since you are moving to Cyberjaya and I am cyberjaya folks as well I think I can give you some of ideas about it. If you looking where to stay I will recommend you stay at in the middle of cyberjaya where it close to the everything you need and the most iconic newly completed mall D'Pulse. I recommend you to get a condo at Serin Residency, Shaftbury or Dpulze as for now because of its facilities and brand new. Many expat especially Korean expat who stay at Mont Kiara before move to Serin Residency as it is the best in location and near to the International school as well. For the public transport there are shuttle bus provide so no big problem for you and also there are car rental services aslo. Living expenses is still at the affordable and many locals also start moving to cyberjaya for the amenities and the house price still low.
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