Cheaper properties now available to foreigners in Penang

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Following my recent article on property purchase by foreigners (https://samchoong.com/2020/06/03/purchasing- property-malaysian-secondary-market-foreign-purchaser-needs-know/), it was reported on June 11th, 2020 that the Penang state government is lowering the price threshold of properties foreigners are entitled to purchase. Here is the summary of the price threshold of properties available for purchase by foreigners in Penang (island): The current […]

Purchasing a property in the Malaysian secondary market – What a foreign purchaser needs to know

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Facebook and various large companies have recently given employees the option of working from home permanently. Whatsapp, Wechat, Zoom or Team calls feel like second nature as we get accustomed to the new way of life. Air travel, hotels, restaurants, theme parks to name just a few have become victims of this shift. Yet as […]

Police Permit for inter-state travel within Malaysia during this Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO)

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Inter-state travel in Malaysia, whether by road or by air, requires consent during this Conditional Movement Control Order period. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/20/air-travellers-need-permit-too I’ve just accompanied a foreign client to the police station in Pulau Tikus (Note that only the Police Station in charge of the area where you reside will process this application), Penang, to assist in […]

Can Malaysian MM2H Holders return to Malaysia during this Covid period?

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Here’s another question that crops up frequently over the past weeks especially for holders of Malaysia’s long stay visa known as Malaysia My Second Home or MM2H for short. Unfortunately nothing concrete yet as to whether holders of MM2H visas who are currently abroad can return to Malaysia. Currently Malaysia focusses its efforts in dealing […]

Latest guidelines for Foreign Nationals holding a Social Visit Pass which expires during Malaysia’s Movement Control Order – What are options

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The past few weeks have been challenging to say the least from a medical point of view, without having to grapple with cancelled flights, overstaying in Malaysia when visas expire and not knowing what to do. Not surprisingly, law firms, MM2H expat clients or friends of expat clients have approached us for advice as our […]

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What properties can foreigners buy in Malaysia in a nutshell – as at 29 August 2019 Making Malaysia My Second Home

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On the topic of what properties can foreigners buy in Malaysia, a few days ago, a developer asked if I would be willing to do a seminar for them in Hong Kong to explore the possibility of Hong Kong nationals relocating or retiring to Malaysia via Malaysia’s long-stay visa, more commonly known as Malaysia my […]