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Old 17-01-2010, 04:03 PM   #61
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still cheaper than pump in SG
yes it is
didn't need to submit arrival/departure card?
it's official?
According to the other thread, you're right.
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Old 17-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #62
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I heard from my friend said that Singaporean can enter M'ysia w/o passport just need to apply autopass (something like that) ...is it true ?
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Old 17-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #63
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I heard from my friend said that Singaporean can enter M'ysia w/o passport just need to apply autopass (something like that) ...is it true ?
Yesterday's Straits Times, actually.
Also,
http://themalaysianinsider.com/index...vellers-to-jb-
Application form.
http://macs.imi.gov.my/app_form/MACS-FORM.pdf
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Old 18-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #64
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Yesterday's Straits Times, actually.
Also,
http://themalaysianinsider.com/index...vellers-to-jb-
Application form.
http://macs.imi.gov.my/app_form/MACS-FORM.pdf


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Old 06-04-2011, 01:10 PM   #65
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JB Lucky Draw Scam

I was walking to City Square after leaving the JB immigration, at the entrance I was met with a girl saying they are having a promotion lucky draw for all shoppers there. She gave me a lucky draw slip to open if I won. Meanwhile she showed me some slips with the words "THANK YOU - better luck next time" to say many didnt win anything and hope I will be lucky, and when I opened mine, it said Congratulations I won a top prize.. She said she will bring me to the office to collect the prize and one of them could be a car. She said the office is nearby, and the cab fare is less than M$10. I said I dont have much time as I have to go home early.. She said it will only take 5 mins..and then I asked whether I have to pay any surcharges, etc to claim the prize.. she said NO.

We left in a cab and the fare is M$18 and when we arrived, she said she got a call from the boss to wait in the snack bar downstairs as her boss is preparing the prize. I suspect there is a victim in the office n they dont want us to meet. I cant understand why we cant head straight to the office. After waiting for about 20 mins in the snack bar, she received a call to say I can go to the office now to collect the prize.

The office is on the 2nd floor, with no company name n the glass door has no company name too. The furniture there is very minimal n I was lead to a small room, where she showed me some photos with winners receiving car prizes, etc. I was told by the lady boss/manager that I will win any of the 10 prizes.. 1st to 3rd is a car, 4th is a massage chair, 5th is a special mattress pad, 6th to 10th are package tour for 2 to America, Europe, Japan, etc. Looking at it, I think the 4th n 5th prize is a booby prize lol. She said before I know what prize I won, I have to pay government tax. She said it is M$8,500 n I said I dont have so much money -- she said I can use my credit card n atm card.. I said my credit card cant get cash.. she said she will bring me to a jewellery shop where I can get cash as they can fake a jewellery sale.

I asked to know what prize I won before I decide to pay the tax. She said I must pay tax 1st, before I can know what prize I won. I asked whether I can call my brother in law who is working in JB to come and help me pay.. She said this is a secret lucky draw as the company wants to evade tax, etc so I cant call anyone to go there (I already smell a rat - I know I am slow but I knew this is a scam).

I grab my bag tightly n get ready to dash out of the office. I said bye n no thank you that I dont want the prize and dashed out of the door to the main road n wave a cab n left for City Square. They keep calling me on my mobile as I left the handphone number when I try to claim the prize.. I rejected the calls n was relieved to be back where I was. At the Focal Point (spectacles shop), the staff told me that many Singaporeans have been cheated of their money and it is always in the news in the papers and tv. She said most of the locals are aware of this scam and another staff confirmed it and said that they are always stationed near the entrance of other shopping centres too.. They always on the look out only for single shopper who comes alone.

I am glad I dashed off from the office n count my blessings that the door was not locked, n I could escape. :-)
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:17 PM   #66
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Lucky draw scam has been existing there for years. At the city sq overhead bridge, towards checkpoint and also towards public bank.

http://news.omy.sg/News/Local%2BNews...40-234451.html
http://news.omy.sg/News/World%2BNews...09-233747.html
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:20 PM   #67
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I was walking to City Square after leaving the JB immigration, at the entrance I was met with a girl saying they are having a promotion lucky draw for all shoppers there. She gave me a lucky draw slip to open if I won. Meanwhile she showed me some slips with the words "THANK YOU - better luck next time" to say many didnt win anything and hope I will be lucky, and when I opened mine, it said Congratulations I won a top prize.. She said she will bring me to the office to collect the prize and one of them could be a car. She said the office is nearby, and the cab fare is less than M$10. I said I dont have much time as I have to go home early.. She said it will only take 5 mins..and then I asked whether I have to pay any surcharges, etc to claim the prize.. she said NO.

We left in a cab and the fare is M$18 and when we arrived, she said she got a call from the boss to wait in the snack bar downstairs as her boss is preparing the prize. I suspect there is a victim in the office n they dont want us to meet. I cant understand why we cant head straight to the office. After waiting for about 20 mins in the snack bar, she received a call to say I can go to the office now to collect the prize.

The office is on the 2nd floor, with no company name n the glass door has no company name too. The furniture there is very minimal n I was lead to a small room, where she showed me some photos with winners receiving car prizes, etc. I was told by the lady boss/manager that I will win any of the 10 prizes.. 1st to 3rd is a car, 4th is a massage chair, 5th is a special mattress pad, 6th to 10th are package tour for 2 to America, Europe, Japan, etc. Looking at it, I think the 4th n 5th prize is a booby prize lol. She said before I know what prize I won, I have to pay government tax. She said it is M$8,500 n I said I dont have so much money -- she said I can use my credit card n atm card.. I said my credit card cant get cash.. she said she will bring me to a jewellery shop where I can get cash as they can fake a jewellery sale.

I asked to know what prize I won before I decide to pay the tax. She said I must pay tax 1st, before I can know what prize I won. I asked whether I can call my brother in law who is working in JB to come and help me pay.. She said this is a secret lucky draw as the company wants to evade tax, etc so I cant call anyone to go there (I already smell a rat - I know I am slow but I knew this is a scam).

I grab my bag tightly n get ready to dash out of the office. I said bye n no thank you that I dont want the prize and dashed out of the door to the main road n wave a cab n left for City Square. They keep calling me on my mobile as I left the handphone number when I try to claim the prize.. I rejected the calls n was relieved to be back where I was. At the Focal Point (spectacles shop), the staff told me that many Singaporeans have been cheated of their money and it is always in the news in the papers and tv. She said most of the locals are aware of this scam and another staff confirmed it and said that they are always stationed near the entrance of other shopping centres too.. They always on the look out only for single shopper who comes alone.

I am glad I dashed off from the office n count my blessings that the door was not locked, n I could escape. :-)
Thank you for sharing.. there are many such scam and your story defintely help the forumers to be careful in the future
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:39 PM   #68
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:04 PM   #69
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Scams and schemes prey on the gullible (and greedy) as well in sunny Singapore. So long as one does not behave in a foreign country like one owns that place or look out of place, one will not invite unwelcome attention and scams.
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Old 14-04-2011, 10:47 AM   #70
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High Commission of the Republic of Singapore - Malaysia

High Commissioner Mr T Jasudasen
Chancery 209 Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Telephone 02-(03) 2161-6404, 02-(03) 2161-6277
Telefax 02-(03) 2161-6343
E-mail singhc_kul@sgmfa.gov.sg
Homepage http://www.mfa.gov.sg/kl
Working Hours Mon - Fri
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Other Information: Fax No: 02-(03) 2164-1013 (Consular)
02-(03) 2163-4875 (Administration)
Emergency Contact: 016-6610400

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Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore - Malaysia (Johor Bahru)

Consul-General Mr LIM Hong Huai
Consulate-General Suite 35.02, Level 35 Johor Bahru City Square Office Tower 106-108,Jalan Wong Ah Fook 80000 Johor Bahru

Telephone 60-7-226 5012
Telefax 60-7-226 5013
Homepage http://www.mfa.gov.sg/jb/
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Old 19-04-2011, 03:44 AM   #71
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Any recommended salon @ City Square for guy's hair cut?? Cheap and good. i don't want nerdy type. I hardly can find good ones in SG already..

For massage, City Square mall has two thai massage salons? I can't remember. But heard not recommended? I went Urut Tradisonal @ Taman Sentosa before but not very good too and expensive. Finding new massage place.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:52 AM   #72
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Important announcement

Bus services from JB downtown to Tebrau City (as well as all other Eastern JB routes) has been relocated to new JB Sentral bus terminal (beside customs only). Don't need to walk to City Sq, don't wait at the old place. Please follow the instructions when reaching that place.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:16 AM   #73
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jb custom now also start fingerscan for foreigns?
they stopped using it for singaporean only for ang moh, it has become almost a white elephant as of now. As the database is overwhealming and their system is slow in reading the fingerprints.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:18 AM   #74
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I was approached by one of the lucky draw scam ladies before, i straight away ask her. How you feel about doing this kind of job? she told me, bo pian, now hard to find job and have mouth to feed. Listen to her story for awhile than she try to sell me some slimming product and ask me to help her buy some stuff in singapore. I told her i got a movie to catch and walk off.
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they stopped using it for singaporean only for ang moh, it has become almost a white elephant as of now. As the database is overwhealming and their system is slow in reading the fingerprints.
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