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EP holder buy car in Malaysia?

Post by dpot » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 5:34 am

I'm an EP holder, my wife is a Malaysian citizen and I'm wondering if it is possible for us to buy a car in Malaysia for use in SG? We're looking for a legal solution, obviously.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 9:55 am

Aside from the daily costs envolved, it would appear that you can. But if you were to take up PR, you would lose that ability.
Driving into Singapore from Johor Bahru? Here are some noteworthy facts about driving a Malaysia-registered car into Singapore.

1. Singapore citizens, Permanent Residents (regardless of their place of residence), student pass holder, long term social visit pass holder and residents of Singapore cannot drive a Malaysia-registered car in/into Singapore. However, Singaporeans working and residing in Malaysia who need to make home visits to Singapore occasionally are allowed to drive their Malaysia-registered cars into Singapore on a case-by-case basis, subjected to prior approval from LTA (VEP fees will still apply).

2. If you do not fall into any of the categories in (1), you can drive a Malaysia registered car into Singapore.

3. For Malaysia-registered cars, a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) fee of S$20 is required for weekday entry from 2am – 5pm into Singapore. However, each vehicle number is granted 10 free passes/year (as tracked from the vehicle number/ autopass card).

4. Free entry into Singapore from 5pm – 2am during weekdays and for whole day during weekends and public holidays (noneed for payment of VEP fees).

5. You pay toll of S$1.20 (at Woodlands Checkpoint, for departure only) or S$S4.60 (at Tuas Checkpoint, for both arrival and departure).

6. Flat rate of ERP charge at S$5/day, if you do not have an In-Vehicle Unit in your vehicle and happens to chance upon at least 1 operational ERP gantry.

7. There will be an administrative fee of S$10 imposed if you pay your VEP fees and/or toll charges in cash at any Singapore Checkpoint, if your Autopass card does not have sufficient credits.

8. You can be fined or taken to court if you:
i. Drive into Singapore without an Autopass Card for your vehicle
ii. Use an Autopass Card belonging to another foreign-registered vehicle
iii. There are no records of your vehicle’s entry/exit information on your Autopass Card upon exit and entry respectively
iv. You use a CashCard to register your entry and exit records or for VEP/Toll Payment instead of an Autopass card.

9. You can do those beng-beng things like printing your name and blood group (and that of your girlfriend) on your car body. But a 95% window tint, white smoke from exhaust and Nitrous injection devices will still land you into trouble with LTA and the LAW. The clutches of Singapore rules and regulations apply to Malaysia registered cars too.
From: http://www.limsimi.com/johor-bahru-news ... singapore/
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Post by altego76 » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 10:00 am

WORK PASSES

Any work pass holder, who is neither a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) nor a resident of Singapore, may drive a foreign-registered car and motorcycle in Singapore only if ALL these conditions are met:
a)
he is the registered owner of the vehicle ;
b)
he resides outside Singapore;
c)
the vehicle is kept or used outside Singapore for a total period of 6 hours or more everyday ;
d)
he has a valid insurance certificate and road tax for the use of the vehicle on Singapore roads ; and
e)
the vehicle has an Autopass Card to validate its entry/exit at Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints and for payment of Vehicle Entry Permit/Toll charges.

Please note that a work pass holder who is also a SPR or resident of Singapore is not allowed to drive a foreign-registered vehicle in Singapore.

Source: http://www.lta.gov.sg/motoring_matters/ ... erview.htm

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 12:58 pm

Please note that a work pass holder who is also a SPR or resident of Singapore is not allowed to drive a foreign-registered vehicle in Singapore.
Interesting statement?!? If you have SPR you would not be holding any type of work pass. It's not needed if SPR. :???:
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Post by ecureilx » Sun, 03 Apr 2011 1:03 pm

personally, I know a singaporean lady, working in Woodlands, living in JB, married to a malaysian, and while the husband drives a Malaysian registered Prado into Singapore, the wife can only drive her Singapore registered Vios ..

And she gets to drive only the Vios across the causeway. She tried, but Singapore say 'no can do' for driving the malaysian regisered prado ..:(

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Post by dpot » Mon, 04 Apr 2011 1:50 am

thanks everyone for taking the time to explain this issue...very helpful. we plan to live in sg for now...i thought because my wife is originally from malaysia that she might be my ace in the hole for getting an inexpensive car (by Singapore standards)...oh well.

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Post by ecureilx » Mon, 04 Apr 2011 2:38 am

dpot wrote:thanks everyone for taking the time to explain this issue...very helpful. we plan to live in sg for now...i thought because my wife is originally from malaysia that she might be my ace in the hole for getting an inexpensive car (by Singapore standards)...oh well.
The govt is smarter than you I guess :D :D

By the way, are you aware that, Malaysian registered cars only get few entry per month, or so, and then they get whacked with a massive levy - equivalent to a road tax - so much so, unless you plan to drive your malaysian car only over the weekend - forget it :)

not sure, but it was like 20$ or so per day .. making it cheaper to buy a singapore registered car anyway ..

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