How does the Malaysian Spouse Visa stack up against Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)?

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When I first wrote this article in 2020, Malaysia’s main long term visa MM2H programme, Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) which had been very popular amongst retirees and expats seeking a 2nd or even main home from their country of origin, had been put on hold whilst its sister programme, Sarawak MM2H (SMM2H) was still […]

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 […]