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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Exemptions for Foreigners buying property below 1 Million RM


I have recently discovered that there are indeed some exemptions allowing foreigners to purchase property in 2014 below the new 1 Million RM mark.

To see if you qualify and for more exact information have a look at the EPU's official website.

Click on the blue link below:

www.epu.gov.my

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Malaysian Culture with a funny twist.

Read comic books by Malaysian artist Datuk Lat! (Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid)

That's right!  For expats or visitors who wish to understand more about Malaysian culture and the more humourous side to life in this country, his comic books are a must read! They are a great way to bring light to some of the peculiar and funny facts about everyday life.

Some of his popular comic book titles:
Kampung Boy
Town Boy
With a little bit of Lat

You can read more about the artist here on Wikipedia:
Artist Lat

Images below to give you a taste of his wit and style:

                                                           TAXI FRUSTRATIONS:








PARALLEL WORLDS.
 




THE DREADED KESESAKAN LALU LINTAS.
 







Visit Malaysia 2014!

What a shame that Visit Malaysia 2014 has gotten off to such a bad start!
There have already been 3 major issues that have hampered tourists experience and 1st impression of Malaysia.

Firstly, we experienced simultaneously:

1. Very dry weather followed by water rationing
2. Very thick, smelly and unhealthy haze/smog over several days in February and March.

3. Lastly the terrible and mysterious disappearance of one of the airlines of our major carrier: Malaysian Airlines MH370.

Our sincere condolences to all family and friends of the passengers and crew on that flight.

These 3 will undoubtedly shake visitors confidence in Malaysia and cause the number of tourists to dwindle during a year when Malaysia would be hoping to welcome record numbers of visitors.

To make matters worse the haze suffered by all this year was not caused by other countries but it is believed that the foul smelling, health hazard was caused here in Malaysia. When you travel to the airport you can see large areas of charred land, some still smouldering.

Images of the haze this year: makes for a very poor impression on visitors to the country.

Smell of burning in the air as haze engulfs Kuala Lumpur in March 2014.

Same view on a cloudy day.

Is there anything that can be done about the annual haze attack on Malaysia?
I welcome your thoughts!





Best Pork Schnitzel in Kuala Lumpur.

If you are craving a good schnitzel like I was the other day, then head to a unlikely place: Pavillion.
The Weissbrau at Pavillion serves the best schnitzel in Kuala Lumpur. It is even better than the one served at Brotzeit (Mid Valley). They serve 3 different schnitzels but I always go for the Wiener pork Schnitzel with Sauer Kraut and potato salad . Excellent portion (big enough for two) and great taste.

They have other German/Austrian dishes such as pork knuckle and sausages but can give no verdict on those as I have not tried them there, yet!

I am yet to find a true Wiener Schnitzel made out of veal in Kuala Lumpur. So in the meantime, enjoy the pork version!



Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sailing School and Sailing Lessons in Kuala Lumpur.

At last you no longer have to go all the way to Langkawi to learn how to sail. Kuala Lumpur now has it's own sailing school.
If you want to "test the waters", you can try a one day introduction lesson to see what it is all about.

To book your lessons and for more information click on the Sailing School link below:

SAILING SCHOOL

Have a look at the photos below:













Example of one of the many sailing knots you will learn.



Pool at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club



Fishing Competition December 2013



To book your lessons and for more information have a look here:

Sailing School Malaysia

Friday, January 3, 2014

Foreigners buying property in Malaysia: Rules, regulations, fees and taxes

 You may have heard that as of January 2014 the minimum property purchase price is RM 1,000 000
for all foreigners. Capital gains tax has also been raised. This is naturally a huge shock and increase for foreigners but also a welcome ruling for local Malaysians. The hope is that this will result in homes being more affordable for locals.

For more comprehensive information please have a look at the site below.
Malaysian Property Regulations

Best places to buy property in KL

If you are a foreigner looking to buy property or you are currently in the process, your best bet, is to use a reputable lawyer who will help you navigate through the current changes.



Exceptions/ exemptions for certain foreigners:

I have discovered that there are some exceptions to the new RM 1,000 000 purchasing price rule.
Please have a look at the official EPU site to see if you qualify for one of these exceptions.

Please click on the blue link below for more information:

www.epu.gov.my


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mandela's Memorial Gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

For anybody who wishes to pay their respects to the late Nelson Madiba Mandela there will be a memorial event tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of December 2013 at the KLCC convention centre, Kuala Lumpur.

For more information and to confirm your place please contact either Cathy or Alan:

Cathy Pryor:  (+60) 0111 2997895


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