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Re: Malaysian registered cars

Post by jpatokal » Sun, 18 Jul 2004 8:42 pm

Splatted wrote:Is it possible to purchase a car in Malaysia with Malaysian plates at be allowed to drive the car in Singapore?

If no limitations were put on foreign cars entering Singapore, it would seem a much cheaper alternative to buying a car in Singapore itself.

The other one would be hiring a car in Malaysia to take into Singapore long-term.
This is explicitly not allowed for Singaporeans or PRs, and it's priced to be completely unaffordable for anybody else since the required Vehicle Entry Permit Fee is S$30 a day, which chews up any savings you'd otherwise make.

More information: http://www.getforme.com/Immigration_Veh ... Permit.htm

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Re: Malaysian registered cars

Post by Splatted » Sun, 18 Jul 2004 9:41 pm

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Re: Malaysian registered cars

Post by jpatokal » Mon, 19 Jul 2004 6:42 pm

Splatted wrote: I take it not many Malaysians drive to work across the border into Singapore.
They do -- but on motorbikes, not by car.
It would kind of kill tourism too from that region.
There used to be a provision to allow 7 charge-free days per foreign car (with advance notice), but I'm not sure this is still in force...

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Post by NBB » Mon, 19 Jul 2004 8:05 pm

JP, I read somewhere that foreign cars are exempt for a year. Can?

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 20 Jul 2004 9:36 pm

NBB wrote:JP, I read somewhere that foreign cars are exempt for a year. Can?
No lah, cannot. If can, everybody buy Malaysian car oreddi.

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Post by Sunny » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:17 pm

Can a malaysian holding an employment pass/ work permit allow to drive a car to singapore?

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Re: Register car

Post by jpatokal » Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:14 pm

Sunny wrote:Can a malaysian holding an employment pass/ work permit allow to drive a car to singapore?
Yes, if they pay S$30/day (on weekdays). Although I think the rates recently went down a little... check the link above for the latest details.

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Post by CC » Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:34 am

I used to live in KL and drive to Singapore regularly. Actually, the charge applies if you enter from 7am to 7pm on week-days only.
If you intend to stay overnight only and leave Singapore before 7am you are off the hook. And the bonus is you can still drive all day long on Saturday and Sunday - this is why you see quite a few Malaysian plates around town over the week-end.

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