Malaysian Links

All of the links given below can be found in and are fully discussed in the book "How to Retire in Malaysia" by Les Johns which can be purchased directly from this site.

Tourist Pages

There will be a loose classification into areas dealt with by the sites e.g.Tourism; Official Government; Commercial Enterprises etc. This looseness is simply because some sites cross the descriptive boundaries. No general coverage of countries could possibly be tailored to suit everybody's total requirements. After reading the previous descriptive pages relevant to the countries of particular interest to you it should be possible to glean information specific to your own circumstances by dipping into the following sites. Some countries provide more comprehensive information on line than do others.

Generally there will be no comment or discussion of the sites. An exception to this occurs in the case of the "Banking" page where some comment on the origin of a few of the organizations named is made because of changes that have been brought about by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/9 and in subsequent years. In Europe in particular there has been some consolidation and rationalization of ownership although previously familiar names have sometimes been retained. Other minor points, such as the language in which the bank normally conducts its business, are mentioned.

Tourist Statistics and Information

The Government Tourism Site

The Wikipedia Tourism Site

Malaysia Budget Hotels

Some Trivia and Transport Information

Wildlife in Malaysia

Endangered Species

Malaysian Flora

Dangerous Animals and Plants

Sport in Malaysia

General Information

Cost of Living

Retirement Oriented Cost of Living

Government and Immigration Department Pages

Some of the site links provided below are not strictly Government or Immigration Department publications but the organisations concerned are authorative and "official" in the administration of the immigration procedures described. All of the web sites listed below have been mentioned in and are also accessible from the previous chapters. Not all of those mentioned before have been listed here. Many of the sites will lead to others and to alternative pages which may be of interest to you. Your own searches may have led you different sites that may be pertinent or which you may think would interest fellow retirees. You can e-mail the details of such sites to the author via the web site that is relevant to this and other countries. Your information could, in time, be listed on the site and in future books of this series for the benefit of all. The author and all who view the results of your research thank you for your time and effort.

The Constitution of Malaysia

Basic Entry Requirements

Immigration Department of Malaysia

Malaysia My Second Home

MM2H Details

Agents for MM2H Program

Typical Agent

Another Agent

Yet Another Agent


History of Transportation

Useful Site on Police Clearance Certificates

Australian Notes on Police Clearance Certificates

Looking for Birth Certificates

British Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Tracing Ancestors


List of Banks

Financial Organizations Described

Islamic Banking

Islamic Economics

History of Banking in Malaysia


ATM Locator

Exchange Control

British Government Pensions

British Pension Problems

CentreLink (Australian Pensions)

Other Pension Advice (Qrops)

More Qrops Information

Financial Advice

Offshore Company Formation


Driving Licenses

Obtaining a Driving License

Exchange Driving Licences

Driving in Malaysia

Driving Rules (Humourous)

Motorcycle Problems

Bad Driving Comments


The Malaysian Meteorological Department

Climate Description

More on Climate

Maps of Malaysia

Lonely Planet Maps

Map and Photographs

Google Map of Malaysia


Longitude and Time

Time in Malaysia

Time Information

Time Across the World