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Life in Sabah as a Foreigner
What is it really like for an expat to live in Kota Kinabalu?
Visas (MM2H) Temporarily Frozen for Foreigners
The Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) has been temporarily frozen according to the Minister of the Tourism, Arts and Culture ministry (MOTAC), Nancy Shukri. ...
No Need to Lower Price Threshold for Foreign Property Purchases
There is no need for the state government to reduce the selling price threshold for foreign purchases of condominiums and apartments in Melaka fr...
RM3.15m Fees for Foreign Property Purchases in Penang Exempted
Penang Housing, Local Government, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said today that the state government has “lost&rdquo...
Encourage Foreigners to Buy Local Property to Solve Overhang Issue
With the persisting property glut, the International Real Estate Federation’s (FIABCI) Malaysian chapter called on the government to encourage foreig...
MM2H Brought in RM40b Revenue to Malaysia
The Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) scheme has raked in RM40.6 billion in total from its introduction in 2002 until 2018, from 21,841 approvals. Of that,...
Sarawak Ups Ante to Attract Foreigners Taking Up MM2H
Sarawak is looking into ways to attract more foreigners to take up Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) in the state. Minister of Local Government and Housing...
Malaysia Benefits From China’s Capital Investment of RM181 Billion
Malaysia has been a major beneficiary of Chinese capital with investment totalling RM181 billion over the past 10 years, according to Knight Frank’s New ...
My Foreign Friends, Where Should You Invest in Kota Kinabalu (KK)?
I am sure you have heard of Sabah before. If you have not, Sabah is situated at the North of Borneo. You might know our neighbors which are the Philippines...
KL Homes Remain Affordable for Foreigners Despite Rent Increase
Average expatriate rents in Malaysia’s capital increased by 7.42% to US$1,621 per month in 2018 compared to US$1,509 in the prior year, according to the ...
SBA President's Hope to Extend Work Permits to Building Sector
It is evident that Sabah's local construction industry still relies heavily on foreign workers. To avoid a serious social issue of foreigners working illeg...
Malaysian Developers Not Hit by Weakening Aussie Dollar
With the sluggish property market in Malaysia, it is not surprising to see local property players expanding their presence to other countries, notably Aust...
Batam Authority Ready to Vouch for Foreigners Wanting to Buy Homes on Island
Batam Indonesia Free Trade Zone Authority (BIFZA or BP Batam) says it is ready to be the guarantor for foreigners who want to buy property on the island to...
Only One Percent of Malaysian Property Owned by Foreigners
Foreigners do not own more than one percent of property in Malaysia, revealed Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. Zuraida said tha...
The Effect of Malaysia's New Government First Budget 2019
Malaysia Budget 2019, was announced last Friday (Nov 2) where one particular area that seems to be focused on by the government - the property sector. Over...
Putrajaya Can't Stop Foreigners From Buying Forest City Units
Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad says the federal government has no power to stop foreigners from buying pr...
Sabah Can Be Aerospace Hub
Sabah has a huge potential of becoming an aerospace hub for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and aerospace manufacturing activities. Minister of Inte...
Far East Consortium to Introduce Perth Hub With Events in KK, Miri and Kuching
Fair East Consortium will be hosting three events, in collaboration with Bornion Realty, PMC Facilities & Real Estate (EM) Sdn Bhd and Trident Property Par...
Duty Surcharge on Foreign Buying in Australia Will Increase Come 2019
In the state budget delivered on 10 May 2018, Western Australia announced a 7% foreign purchaser duty surcharge to be introduced on 1 January 2019. Prior t...
Higher Property Stamp Duty on Foreigners Proposed to Increase Govt Coffers
Maybank Kim Eng Research senior economist Chua Hak Bin suggests the government impose higher property stamp duty on foreigners in the upcoming Budget 2019....
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