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Discuss living and working remotely in Malaysia: Foreigner owned Coworking business in Malaysia Anyone gone through the MM2H (Malaysia My 2nd Home) process? Does anybody have experience with setting up an offshore company and bank account in Labuan (Malaysia)


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Foreigner owned Coworking business in Malaysia


in Malaysia by @newyam |  | 0 comments

Heyo folks! The idea to open up an own coworking space in Malaysia has been on my mind for quite a while and I would like to reach out on foreigners being a business owner/co working space owner in Malaysia, there are a lot of questions that would follow up but most importantly is to reach out to someone with experience.

Ideally would be someone who runs a coworking space in Malaysia, second best would be to just come in touch with a foreign business owner in Malaysia.
Cheers
Yamin

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Anyone gone through the MM2H (Malaysia My 2nd Home) process?


in Malaysia by @mmorris |  | 1 comment

We are looking to get the ball rolling and are wondering if anyone else has done it.

We are looking for an agent and are also wondering how far in you can open a Malaysian bank account.

If you know someone who was helpful, let me know!

Thanks

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Does anybody have experience with setting up an offshore company and bank account in Labuan (Malaysia)


in Malaysia by @nomads_and_drifters |  | 4 comments

Hi there,
We are a husband and wife who travel a lot and have a small company set up in Fiji. We offer services to clients all over the world, but the Fijian banking system isnโ€™t very accommodating for a digital based business with a lot of overseas expenses.

To make our life easier we are planning to set up an offshore company and bank account in Labuan.
We have a Fijian, Belgium and Uk passport but have residency in Fiji.

Does anybody have experience with a situation like this? and any advice how to go about setting up an offshore company and bank account ideally in Labuan (or Singapore)?

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What are the best places to meet other web entrepreneurs in Kuala Lumpur and Penang?


in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @yliasm |  | 0 comments

Hi everyone,
Iโ€™ll be in Malaysia from mid-July onwards and would love to meet other web entrepreneurs. Iโ€™ll be roaming in the country for a month but will probably stay a bit in KL and Penang. According to your experience, what are the best places to meet web entrepreneurs in these two cities?
Iโ€™m particularly looking for web entrepreneurs but if you have suggestions to meet any other entrepreneurs, Iโ€™ll be glad to read it :slight_smile:
Thanks for all your answers,
Cheers!
HW.

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Penang or Kuala Lumpur for three months?


in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @lena |  | 8 comments

Hi!
We are currently planing to go to Malaysia for three months, but are unsure whether Penang or KL is the best fit for us.

Generally, we donโ€™t like big cities (e.g. Bangkok) too much, but we need to get some work done and need good wifi and a place that is easy to settle into. A modern, comfortable and private apartment for less than ยฑ2.500 MR is a requirement. Easy access to nature and good food (vegetarian) is more important than shopping or an active nightlife.

Any tips? Thanks for any help!

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Kuala Lumpur Nomads?


in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @lucinda |  | 3 comments

Do yโ€™all exist?

Iโ€™m back in Kuala Lumpur and Iโ€™m looking for other nomads to hang with :slight_smile: perhaps arrange some group activities/meet ups. It seems like there are very few of us around compared to other SEA cities.

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What are the best/non-tourist places in Malaysia in Jan?


in Malaysia by @kathrynoh |  | 2 comments

Iโ€™m planning on travelling from Australia to the UK in Jan. I booked flights with a stopover in Malaysia for 2 weeks planning on going to Penang for that but wasnโ€™t thinking that itโ€™ll be peak tourist season!

Since I hate being in busy places, I am now reconsidering and wondered if there was anywhere with decent working spaces/cafes/accommodation that wonโ€™t be too overcrowded. The alternative is to just hang out in KL. Iโ€™ve been there a few times and wanted to try somewhere new but maybe holing up and having a work โ€œbootcampโ€ for the two weeks might be a better idea :slight_smile:

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How is Kuala Lumpur as a digital nomad base?

 

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @agirlwhotravels |  | 29 comments

Hi everyone! Iโ€™m considering moving to Kuala Lumpur for about a year or so (mainly because itโ€™s a great getaway to SE Asia islands). I was wondering whatโ€™s it like as a travel base? It would be great to hear the opinions of those of you who lived there! Thanks so much in advance!

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What's a good place in Malaysia near the beach?


in Malaysia by @bobz_zg |  | 7 comments

Anyone can suggest some place in Malaysia where could I rent some affordable place ( < 30$ US/d) and be near the beach. What I need is:

  • decent room with daily cleaning
  • 4G reception
  • some night life around, like where there are few bars to hang out when my head is

I came from Phuket week ago to KL, was 100m from the beach for 1 month.
O what a depression when I came to a shitty hotel in KL, I wanted to turn around and go back to Thailand. O, my Buddha!

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Where can I find public places with good internet to work in Kuala Lumpur?

 

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @betoayesa |  | 21 comments

I will stay less than a month in Kuala Lumpur. Anyone knows good locations (with reliable internet) for getting things done?

Thank you!

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Any nomads in Kuala Lumpur up for a meeting?


in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @patty |  | 5 comments

Hi there,

Iโ€™ve been asked by a company to travel and work abroad to experience the digital nomad lifestyle and to write about it. Actually to do research about it. So Iโ€™ll be in KL from August 21 to August 25. If anyone is up for a drink: Iโ€™d love to meet you and hear your story. Suggestions for workspaces are welcome too. Staying near the Petronas towers.

Cheers from the Netherlands!

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FYI: Protests in Kuala Lumpur on 29 and 30 August 2015


in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by @liztai |  | 0 comments

Hello everyone,
Not a question per se but just a note to those of you in Kl this month. There will be a huge protest called Bersih at the end of the month. You have the rare opportunity to see democracy in action. Still, do be careful as the police here are tear gas happy so be armed with water n salt if you are out and about the city on that day.

there may be road blocks and traffic jams too.

For more info

Malaysians are a friendly bunch so you will not get any problems from them.

The police, on the other handโ€ฆ

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Best/quickest way from Italy to Croatia?


in Croatia by @ld |  | 3 comments

Hello,

We are in Umbria until August 31. We've been here since March, but crisis-level visa extensions are over. After that we have to leave the EU. We would like to stay out of the USA (our home) due to it's covid crisis, at the same time we want to be responsible about travel. Ideally we would not travel at all, rather stay hidden in the countryside of Umbria forever until covid is more under control globally, but here we are!

So we must leave the Schengen zone. We should avoid USA. We should avoid long air travel.

We were thinking Croatia.

Do you recommend a route to Croatia? We are open to long train rides. Ideally not long ferry rides. Is there a ferry route under 4 hours? I read about it...I don't see it. If not, the other option is to make our way north and up over to Croatia via train.

I'd appreciate your thoughts and insights!

Thanks.

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