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Re: Emigrating to Kuching
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If you are a foreigner, don't expect to purchase any form of landed property. Only a selected areas have freehold titles available for non-Sarawakian residents.

If you plan to purchase a high-rise, condominium or unit, you have no problems whatsoever.

I'll need to run a double check but if I'm not mistaken, Courtyard Sanctuary in MJC Batu Kawa, some high-end developements in the BDC-Green Heights area and Fairway Villas-Kasuma Resort, are exempted from the landed-property restrictions.

You can keep certain animals as pets, such as lizards and porcupines, but you need to apply for a permit from the Forestry Department. Licences and permits are actually quite cheap, roughly RM10. Maybe less.

Posted on: 2007/9/25 12:04
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Re: Emigrating to Kuching
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As far I concern, foreigners have the privileges of buying the properties and cars that are totally waive of taxes. My aunt's boyfriend, a Scottish, who has yet to get a PR here has bought a condo at Bampfylde Suite and a Land Cruiser here and it's totally waive of taxes.

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Re: Emigrating to Kuching
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Kuching Population Stats:

Chinese - 43%
Malay - 34%
Indigenous + Others - 23%

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The fees are waived for purchase of certain properties, especially luxury non-landed properties. Not too sure about cars though.

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Guys, you are absolutely the best. Thanks very much for all that fantastic information!

I'll be indeed moving to Kuching under the MM2H program, and I'm not planning on buying a house, just renting one for the first years until we've found something worth purchasing. I'll be able to work under the program because our company is an Internet-based translation agency - none of our staff or clients live in Malaysia. Under the MM2H program, I'm also allowed to import or buy one car tax-free.

I can very much imagine living in a calm city. In fact, just five years ago, I moved out of Taipei City right into the woods because I found it more desirable to live right next to a National Park, even if it means an hour-long drive to town. For me, nature's much more important than flashy nightclubs or shopping arcades.

As to the garden - I'm sure my plants will love the climate, because I grow only pitcher plants

Thank you very much again, every single one of you!!

Hans

PS:Bookstores specialized Taiwanese publications? HEAVEN!

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Re: Emigrating to Kuching
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Quote:

TeQuiLa wrote:
Kuching Population Stats:

Chinese - 43%
Malay - 34%
Indigenous + Others - 23%


Where to get the stats? Wiki ar?

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Hi Twoton, a special thanks for your interest in migrating to Kuching.

In reference to your questions, renting a 'bungalow' in Kuching is a strong statement. What this means is, you won't find a bungalow for rent in Kuching, it is near impossible.

Renting a detach-house or semi-detached sounds more reasonable, as there are a lot around the market, usually, through words of mouth.

Price can range from RM500-1000 per month.

Sadly though, your only option for fast internet connection is being provided by TMNet, a monopolistic telecommunication company. The do offer super-fast Broadband connection, but it is no where near T1 connection. And forget about the super-fast highspeed ADSL2+ connection, it is non-existent.

General needs, you can get most of them locally, there are supermarkets, shopping mall, and a couple more of hypermarkets opening soon. if you are looking for famous brand name clothings, it can be a little bit hard.

One more thing is, you MUST get a car, I don't know how are you going to do that, but you simply just need one. You cannot survive without having a car, unless, you are willing to pay for taxi services wherever you go.

Posted on: 2007/9/27 13:15
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One more thing is, you MUST get a car, I don't know how are you going to do that, but you simply just need one. You cannot survive without having a car, unless, you are willing to pay for taxi services wherever you go.


and public transport is a problem too. you can only hail for a taxi in certain locations. other than that, you need to make a call for it.

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Hi Twoton. I've a refurbished terrace house along mine for you. My neighbour has moved out and they renovated and repainted the house for sell. If you were interested, you can let me know. I can snap some pictures for you.

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Hey Mike

PM'd you

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