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RafflesTiger

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Old Timer
It is the FD deposit. Need RM500K. I am just a peasant.
Ummm... You do have 2 houses in JB so u can't be a peasant. I am a real peasant with no house not much money.

Just my bona fide advice after being in jb 7.5 years. You need a plan because you committed to 2 properties. Condos are very likely to depreciate(never mind the devaluation of the currency) in value because locals do not buy or rent luxury condos and they can impose new restrictions or raise property tax and even selling would be difficult. I know what I am talking about because I spent most of my 30s in JB.
 

checkers

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Old Timer
We have been travelling in and out almost every weekend for the past 6 years.Just make sure you get Macs done in Malaysia if you have a property. But if your children are above 18, they do not qualify for Macs done in MY unless their names are in tbe S & P.

They have to get MACs done in Third Link in SG.

You can add their names to the S& P but they will forfeit their chance to buy a HDB in SG.

Do not sell your SG HDB property. With a foreign property, you are not allowed to apply for HDB , both first hand or resale unless you sell off your foreign property.
 
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congo9

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Old Timer
Ummm... You do have 2 houses in JB so u can't be a peasant. I am a real peasant with no house not much money.

Just my bona fide advice after being in jb 7.5 years. You need a plan because you committed to 2 properties. Condos are very likely to depreciate(never mind the devaluation of the currency) in value because locals do not buy or rent luxury condos and they can impose new restrictions or raise property tax and even selling would be difficult. I know what I am talking about because I spent most of my 30s in JB.
Buying a Condo is really a strict no no. From the way you describe, it not for investment nor for salaried men with tiny amount of money to spread around.
 

checkers

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Old Timer
When you buy a MY property, you must be prepared to forgo that amount 'invested'. Unlike SG, MY properties are hard to liquidate unless you want to sell at a loss.
 

Frodo

Alfrescian
Old Timer
Ummm... You do have 2 houses in JB so u can't be a peasant. I am a real peasant with no house not much money.

Just my bona fide advice after being in jb 7.5 years. You need a plan because you committed to 2 properties. Condos are very likely to depreciate(never mind the devaluation of the currency) in value because locals do not buy or rent luxury condos and they can impose new restrictions or raise property tax and even selling would be difficult. I know what I am talking about because I spent most of my 30s in JB.
Believe me when I say I am peasant and cannot afford a cash deposit of 500k. If I have this kind of money I would not be worrying over the customs officer questioning. Anyway I just applied MACS for my family members and hope this interim measure would stave off questions for the time being.
 

RafflesTiger

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Old Timer
Believe me when I say I am peasant and cannot afford a cash deposit of 500k. If I have this kind of money I would not be worrying over the customs officer questioning. Anyway I just applied MACS for my family members and hope this interim measure would stave off questions for the time being.

You stay JB full time or you only stay on weekends when you go JB?

Do you rent out your hdb or sold liao?
 

kcwx35

Alfrescian
Old Timer
Hi everyone, I am going to apply for MACS. In the form, under section B, what shall I fill for Corespondent Address? Is it Singapore address or Malaysia properly address ? And also under MACS categories, i should check MACS-IRDA or MACS?

Thanks in advance for the help
 

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Frodo

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Old Timer
Hi everyone, I am going to apply for MACS. In the form, under section B, what shall I fill for Corespondent Address? Is it Singapore address or Malaysia properly address ? And also under MACS categories, i should check MACS-IRDA or MACS?

Thanks in advance for the help
I put my JB address because my IC also JB address, though I think the counter staff won't really bother with that. The rest not sure just leave it. I did not fill in everything in the form either. If they ask then just fill in.
 

sunriver

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Old Timer
Hi everyone, I am going to apply for MACS. In the form, under section B, what shall I fill for Corespondent Address? Is it Singapore address or Malaysia properly address ? And also under MACS categories, i should check MACS-IRDA or MACS?

Thanks in advance for the help
Your form slightly different from 3rd Link office which i renewed there last week. Dun hv macs category, although i think u should tick MACS for this form.

PS: the 3rd link staff ever told me that normally macs card will be approved as long as u dun hv any criminal records.
 

checkers

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Old Timer
Singaporeans (the same cannot be said for PR ) are in the end ,sojourners in JB. While we are here for a season of our lives, we aim to enjoy the place and the friendships we have built.

We enjoy the space here and the delicious food. But when it comes to the need for a serious root canal treatment or medical consultation, I feel more at ease doing back home where the equipment are advanced and regularly maintained.

Always keep your SG house. Plans do change. Situations may not be what they use to be. We need to be flexible and do not put our hopes in one basket.
 

RafflesTiger

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Old Timer
Your form slightly different from 3rd Link office which i renewed there last week. Dun hv macs category, although i think u should tick MACS for this form.

PS: the 3rd link staff ever told me that normally macs card will be approved as long as u dun hv any criminal records.

Macs can only be done in singapore now right? What is the procedure? You leave your passport with them? Do they give you an acknowledgement form? Are they reliable? What must you bring for the application?
 

sunriver

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Old Timer
Macs can only be done in singapore now right? What is the procedure? You leave your passport with them? Do they give you an acknowledgement form? Are they reliable? What must you bring for the application?
I understand those who own JB property can do their MACS at IRDA office @Danga Bay, but the rest of us have to do in SG. You need to leave your passport with them overnight basis. They are reliable in the sense they are officially appointed to do this and they pass the passports to M'sian embassy in SG to process. You need to bring IC, passport, passport photo and $35 fee. The application form is available at their office. See link here for more details:

http://www.thirdlink.com.sg/macs.html
 

AHGS14

Alfrescian
Old Timer
I understand those who own JB property can do their MACS at IRDA office @Danga Bay, but the rest of us have to do in SG. You need to leave your passport with them overnight basis. They are reliable in the sense they are officially appointed to do this and they pass the passports to M'sian embassy in SG to process. You need to bring IC, passport, passport photo and $35 fee. The application form is available at their office. See link here for more details:

http://www.thirdlink.com.sg/macs.html
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=113716 While 3rd-link may be a Sg entity,wonder if they are similar to those mentioned in the article.
 

sunriver

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Old Timer
http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=113716 While 3rd-link may be a Sg entity,wonder if they are similar to those mentioned in the article.
Most likely 3rd-link is another crony of the previous administration. Modus operandi is very similar: set up a middle-man company between the public and the govt service. And then the public has to pay the middleman company certain fees just to get public service from the govt. Something similar also happens with the many runners at govt depts that help to "facilitate" applications/transactions by the public.
 

shctaw

Alfrescian (Inf)
Most of the posts I read are from people whom do not own JB property, no money in JB bank and asking for long stay in JB.

Seriously which country want burden from foreigners.
 
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menghuii

Alfrescian
Old Timer
Hi everyone, I am going to apply for MACS. In the form, under section B, what shall I fill for Corespondent Address? Is it Singapore address or Malaysia properly address ? And also under MACS categories, i should check MACS-IRDA or MACS?

Thanks in advance for the help
wads the pt macs pass when these days the scan machines are all down at jb .
 
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