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[Tempatan] Warga Singapura berbondong-bondong datang ke Malaysia untuk berpencen, tidak ingin duduk di Singapura

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Post time 14-6-2024 09:15 AM | Show all posts |Read mode
Edited by ifanonline at 14-6-2024 09:19 AM


More Singaporeans opting to retire in Malaysia
Story by Natasha Busst

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For many Singaporeans, Johor Bahru and beyond have become more than just a nice place to visit. (Wikipedia pic)© Provided by Free Malaysia Today


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has always been a popular tourist destination for Singaporeans, with good food in Johor Bahru just a drive away, and the weak ringgit against the Singapore dollar boosting their purchasing power.

But Business Times recently reported that a survey conducted by Blackbox Research and Qualtrics revealed that up to one in three Singaporeans are now even considering Malaysia as a retirement destination.

Some, like Ramasamy Narayan Prasad and Latifah Moore, who have moved to Malaysia under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme, are attracted by their surroundings and the fact that the two countries share similar cultures.

There has been an increase in the number of Singaporeans making inquiries about living in Malaysia, according to Daniel Yap, who runs an MM2H agency.

More Singaporean retirees are also purchasing homes in Malaysia, realtor Iwin Tay said.

According to tourism, arts and culture minister Tiong King Sing, as of Jan 31, there were 56,066 active MM2H pass holders. Singapore ranks seventh on the list, with 1,282 citizens of the city-state holding active passes under the programme.

The MM2H programme is a government initiative that allows foreigners to live in Malaysia on a long-term basis.

‘Malaysia, my first home’

For Ramasamy, 85, and his wife Rama Devi, 76, Malaysia has become their primary home.

“We love the green spaces and peaceful environment,” he told FMT.

Ramasamy came to work in Malaysia in 1994 and when he retired in 2019, he and his wife decided to stay on.

However, the MM2H programme was suspended in November that year, forcing the couple to return to Singapore.

When it was revived in 2021, the new requirements, such as a monthly income of RM40,000 (up from RM10,000) made it too costly for them.

“However, we found out that we qualify under Sarawak’s MM2H scheme, which we applied for and got approval for last year. We have been under the programme for a year now,” he said.

Sarawak’s MM2H programme has more relaxed requirements compared with Peninsular Malaysia. For instance, a couple needs to show a monthly income of only RM10,000, while an individual qualifies with an income of RM7,000 per month.

Ramasamy hopes Putrajaya will relax the requirements to attract more foreigners who wish to retire in Malaysia.

Apart from the cultural similarities, Latifah, 55, and her husband were also attracted by the lower prices of property in Malaysia.

“In Singapore, a decent house will cost at least S$3 million (RM10.3 million). It’s not something we can afford,” she told FMT.

She said her condominium in Singapore is already worth more than the bungalow she now occupies in Malaysia.

Nonetheless, she said, the government could make the MM2H programme even more attractive.

“Many retirees may find it difficult to meet some of the requirements.

“MM2H pass holders also don’t get any special privileges. For example, when visiting Malaysian attractions, we are required to pay the same amount as any other foreign tourist,” she said.

More inquiries, more property purchases

Yap said his agency, Exodus MM2H, has been receiving an increasing number of inquiries from Singapore.

He attributed the boost to the lower cost of living and attractive property prices in Malaysia, as well as the exchange rate which favours the Singapore dollar.

Tay said the number of Singaporean retirees buying homes in Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Penang and Melaka has been rising in recent years.

“With the cost of living and property prices so much lower, they will be able to enjoy a comfortable retirement in Malaysia,” he told FMT.

He said that unlike Australians or Britons, Singaporeans share many cultural similarities with Malaysians, with the two countries practically next door to one another.

Tay said Singaporeans in their 60s prefer landed property but it is too costly for them back home.

“More Singaporeans in their 50s are already leaning towards purchasing condominiums in Malaysia,” he told FMT.

He said that being younger retirees, they appreciate the many amenities offered such as the gym, swimming pool, jogging paths, convenience stores and laundromats.

He said these amenities may not be necessarily available to all condominiums dwellers in Singapore.

“Unless you live in a luxurious and more expensive condo, you won’t get these,” he said.

Tay said the increased interest among Singaporean retirees to a move to Malaysia has been a boon for Malaysia’s property market and its economy.

“That’s good for us because Singaporean money is coming into the country and not leaving,” he said.

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Post time 14-6-2024 09:23 AM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
MM2H memang perlu target singaporean negara jiran...
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 Author| Post time 14-6-2024 09:39 AM | Show all posts
“However, we found out that we qualify under Sarawak’s MM2H scheme, which we applied for and got approval for last year. We have been under the programme for a year now,” he said.

Sarawak’s MM2H programme has more relaxed requirements compared with Peninsular Malaysia. For instance, a couple needs to show a monthly income of only RM10,000, while an individual qualifies with an income of RM7,000 per month.


bijak sarawak ni
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Post time 14-6-2024 09:40 AM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Mmg pun..kt youtube ada couple Singaporean ni beli rumah condo tepi laut kt penang..pencen kt penang
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 Author| Post time 14-6-2024 09:58 AM | Show all posts
sebenarnya singapura ni tempat kerja...kalau nak enjoy kena dtg Malaysia...atau Thailand...singapore is a boring place
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Post time 14-6-2024 10:25 AM | Show all posts
curious juga..knp x retire kt batam? dekat juga tuh
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Post time 14-6-2024 10:26 AM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Tak gi Batam kew apply jadik rakyat Ndog?
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 Author| Post time 14-6-2024 10:29 AM | Show all posts
damsel_fiji replied at 14-6-2024 10:25 AM
curious juga..knp x retire kt batam? dekat juga tuh

indonesia tidak semaju malaysia, dan tiada expat retirement program
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Post time 14-6-2024 01:43 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Singapore : tempat utk mencari duit..buat duit..
Thailand, Indon : tempat utk shopping , enjoy, bandar besar..
Pilipin,Laos : tempat utk yg suka nature
Kemboja , Vietnam : untuk yg minat sejarah kemanusiaan..
Malaysia : tempat yg sesuai utk berehat...bersara..

Brunei : apa je yg ada kt sana..? Org Brunei pon masuk Miri / Labuan / K.Kinabalu time weekend...
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Post time 14-6-2024 01:47 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
damsel_fiji replied at 14-6-2024 10:25 AM
curious juga..knp x retire kt batam? dekat juga tuh

Batam takda kemudahan public yg meluas mcm Malaysia...Walaupun ada projek2 perumahan yg kira harga agak ok laaa...takde la mahal sgt...tapi tu lahh...sesak tak ingat kalau time rush hour..walaupun majoriti byk pakai motor..

setakat weekend travel boleh la..
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Post time 14-6-2024 01:50 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Patutlah rakyat dia bising2 prc2 yg dpt pr mula naik toceng...cainis sg pun rasa tergugat..weh jgnlah migrate.. huhu
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Post time 14-6-2024 03:00 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Send them home!!!
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Post time 16-6-2024 08:19 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
ifanonline replied at 14-6-2024 09:39 AM
bijak sarawak ni

eh..kopius ni..bkn hang  ke selalu ngata depa...'pakai cawat x reti undi'...
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Post time 16-6-2024 08:21 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
izwan_izi replied at 14-6-2024 01:43 PM
Singapore : tempat utk mencari duit..buat duit..
Thailand, Indon : tempat utk shopping , enjoy, band ...

"Malezia...tempat mana apa suka u semua vole buat la abang"-Abangla
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Post time 16-6-2024 08:23 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Kutuk Malaysia macam2 hujung2 muka tak malu menumpang negara yang dikutuk
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Post time 16-6-2024 08:59 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Jepun pun kan...ramai retire kat Penang
Depa bayar cukai pintu dapat macam2 kemudahan kan
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Post time 16-6-2024 09:06 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Tapi uncle Ehailing kata kalau nk enjoy jgn dtg Malaysia. Kena pegi Thailand. Kt Malaysia semua tak blh dia kata.
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Post time 16-6-2024 09:15 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
Penuh pendatang sedikit demi sedikit lama2 dijajah, harga RM spt harga singapok, penampakkan objek di langit 90an
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Post time 16-6-2024 09:46 PM | Show all posts
xy_daen replied at 16-6-2024 08:23 PM
Kutuk Malaysia macam2 hujung2 muka tak malu menumpang negara yang dikutuk

Kan.time nk murah sume benda dtg malaysia. Nk pencen pun dtg malaysia sbb kos hidup murah.tapi dok kutuk2 malaysia
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Post time 16-6-2024 09:51 PM | Show all posts
Maklumlah dah kumpul banyak duit currency SGD. Pindah ke Malaysia convert currency dapat berkali ganda. Agak selesa la bersara di Malaysia.
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