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Driving to Malaysia - G reg

Postby Guest » Wed, 18 May 2005 11:20 am

Some advice, if you will... I've recently moved to Sing and would like to buy a 4x4 (of the utility, or pick-up, variety), which I believe are registered as a "G" reg vehicles. A friend mentioned that "G" reg vehicles cannot enter Malaysia - is this true?

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Postby swordfish » Wed, 18 May 2005 4:37 pm

I drove my pick-up there many times.


Postby Guest » Thu, 19 May 2005 11:31 am

Ah. Interesting. I had my rental agent confirm the same thing to me (as in, you can't drive G reg vehicles into Malaysia). Any idea where I can get this confirmed? Doies it perhaps depend on the type of G reg vehicle. I would imagine the Sing govt would be reluctant for folk to trek over to Malaysia and buy loads of cheap goods to be flogged in Sing...

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Postby dot dot dot » Thu, 19 May 2005 11:42 am

You might want to ask these guys:

Sounds very strange indeed. Malaysia not allowing you to enter with the car or Singapore not allowing you to exit with the car? I don't see why Malaysia gov would not allow, neither why Singapore gov would not allow.

Although not a pick-up, but definitely 4wd, some of my friends drive their Landrover Defenders almost every weekend for off-road cross country fun into Malaysia.


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Postby Pinky » Thu, 19 May 2005 3:53 pm

There is a difference between 4X4 / Vans / Pick-ups / UTEs registered as normal vehicles and those registered under companies as 'Goods carrying' vehicles ('G' plates, normally with a diesel engine). Normal vehicles are allowed in Malaysia but 'G' plate vehicles are not allowed to enter unless they get some form of a permit (as well as a sticker that goes on the back of the vehicle stating, in Malay, the nature of the vehicle). Ask the AAS how / where these permits can be attained.

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Postby swordfish » Fri, 20 May 2005 7:34 pm

As I said above, pick ups ARE ALLOWED in Malasia and they have G plates as they are also passenger vehicles as well as goods vehicles. they are different than most.

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Postby yoongf » Fri, 20 May 2005 11:01 pm

OK.. peace..

G plate are considered commercial vehicles. Msia has some restrictions on foreign commerical vehicles operating within their country as they want to protect their local logistics industry.

For a Singapore G plate veh to enter Msia, the veh has to be registered with the authorities as an authorised commercial veh. That involves getting Msia registration, comply with Msia regulations, and passing their inspections. I understand it's a tedious process, involving multiple trips to their inspection centres. I believe most G plate distributors in Sg are aware of the process.

Having said that.. their enforcement of this registration requirement is patchy.. that's why some can claim to drive through with no hassle. But if one encounters enforcement.. it's quite a hefty fine. I know of someone who recently attended court and paid a RM3K fine.


Postby redcar » Sat, 21 May 2005 8:50 pm

True, I was almost fined for driving my G plate pickup in to Malaysia. Have done that many times. I owned a privately registered Double-Cab pickup, registered as "Goods Cum Passenger".

I was told by some who enter Malaysia with the same registration that I am to show the JPJ or custom officer that the vehicle was registered as private, not for commercial and only for passenger usage although registered as "Goods Cum Passenger" and also to make sure I do not carry any goods behind if I enter Malaysia. I was questioned a few time by custom officer and they let me go with the above explianation. However, the last time I entered, I was stopped by JPJ officer (ROV for Malaysia). He refuse to accept the above and wanted to fine me for that, ended up he ask money to settle.

I went to JB JPJ to check how can I get my G-plate to be permitted to entry MY legally.

Must have company or do business in malaysia. Must show owner of vehicle have relation in malaysia business. Not a problem, I can get a SDN BHD registered. But what make it worst was that now, once the vehicle is registered as goods purpose,the Malaysia custom can official levy RM 200 for every time the vehicle leave the country be it loaded or unloaded!!! Very stupid ruling.

I am still wondering how G-plate Land Rover can enter without any problem. Do they have to register with any 4x4 club for that. Anybody care to tell?

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Postby malaysia no future to see » Wed, 27 Jul 2005 10:41 am

Forty-seven years after Independence, the people of Malaysia are still searching for an identity. Are they malays or Muslims first; are they Chinese, Indians or Malaysians first?

This identity crisis is a result of the failure of the BN government, which has ruled Malaysia since independence in 1957, later as the expanded Barisan Nasional.

The truth is that the malays of this country partly owe their independence to the non-malays. The reason was that the British refused to give independence without an agreement from the non-malays.

Another argument put forth by the pro-malay special rights group is that, they made a compromise by giving the non-malays their citizenship and in exchange the malays must be given their special privileges.

This argument is the most ridiculous I have heard thus far but in their ignorance some Malaysians still think that citizenship is for a certain race to give. This logic would mean that the minorities will always be seen as foreigners who will never be equal to the malay bumis.

The Chinese and Indians must accept they are immigrants and they were given citizenships in 1957 on the agreement that the malays are given special rights and privileges.

Stretching your logic a bit further, are you also suggesting that in America, the Negroes continue to be slaves to the whites otherwise they give up US citizenship and go back to Africa?

This is stupid idiotic logic. Even if the so-called contract was valid, it was so only in the 50s and 60s.

We are nearly 50 years after Merdeka and all Chinese and Indians have begun citizens. They are no more bound by the so-called social contract which enslaved their ancestors.

Umno is afraid to give up Ketuanan melayu because it is bankrupt of ideas in competing with others in this 21st century democracy.

Umno's warped logic is that it is better for country to be backward so long as malays benefit than for country to prosper, where malays are marginalized.

This warped logic is in fact the beginning of the end of the malays who will never progress and compete with others on equal footing and level playing field, so long as they subscribe to Ketuanan melayu and have crutch mentality in forever relying on special privileges……….

Malays will crumble from internal weaknesses and disappear in era of globalization……….no need for others to colonize them as Mahathir had constantly raised this bogey.

My dad is a racist; so is my mom. Similarly racists are my brother, sister and relatives. All the Malaysian friends I now have are, and those I had were or at the least had been, racists too.

Well, perhaps thanks to all these people, I have become - and remain - a racist as well.

You see, we are the members of a much larger community: Malaysia - the racist nation!

The term community is somewhat misleading. We are not united as such as a nation should be. We are only united by the fact that all of us - at one time or other - had been are or will become, racists......

All of us formally became racists in the year of 1971, when racism was institutionalised in Malaysia. Not that racism didn't exist before: it did; it lurked underneath, which --- as everyone knows --- erupted as the May 13 ethnic riots. Hence came the New Economic Policy, set up to divert the winds off the sails of racism. Ballasting the boat, and listing it in favour of the economically disadvantaged malay-Malaysians may lead to Malaysians seeing each other as equals, it was thought.

Then came the 80s, which also gave Dr Mahathir.

Still, racism remained somewhat otherworldly to me. All of us practiced racism, on the streets, in shops, in schools and in the house, but racism was never blatant - at least in my life. That changed as the 80s came to a close.


Please tell me, can anyone even imagine a multi-cultural Malaysian nation --- where no one discriminates the other on the basis of race, where everyone treats the other as a brother or sister - being run by the same racist parties that exist now? Is such a future even conceptually possible?

It is time for me to descend to earth and crawl back into my racist carapace, and be a realist again. And heap praises on our nation and on the ideals that are so central to its psyche: long live, racism! Long live, racist Malaysia - the model racist nation!

It is no wonder our civil participation is as backward as it is.

Do you have any idea why Singapore is almost the first world country or 20 years better than Malaysia?

One could argue every country has its own policies and laws that place prejudice on certain parties - yes, that is true, but none so shamefully as those who (Malaysia) not only boast about it, take the credit for the successes of these people whom they slam their discriminatory abuses on, and have no intention to change it (and that said with a smug look on the face).

Bangsa Malaysia? Bah, humbug


Postby Guest » Fri, 12 Aug 2005 3:39 pm

1. G-plate is allowed if you jumped through all the hoops:

2. You may want to write to Tourism Malaysia to ask them to puch for change:

3. I just did.

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