Guide: 5 Types of Passive Income in Malaysia

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Passive income in Malaysia comes in many shapes and forms. This guide will help you to navigate most, if not all available options and help you decide which one to go with. I’ll also share the passive incomes that I personally have.

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Everything I earned and spent on RoR so far (blog monetisation in Malaysia)

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I’ve spent some money for RoR, and managed to earn some money from it as well. Blog monetisation in Malaysia is not a topic I see a lot, so I figure I’d share how it’s working for me with RoR. Here are the list of things I spent on for this website, as well sources of income that came with it.

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A Sweet Place to Live… at KL Sentral!

In a previous post, I talked about expenses when moving and living in KL. One of the expenses is transportation. Oh gosh, transportation in KL. One of the biggest pains of living in the city is the constant traffic congestion.

But imagine living close to the country’s hub of transportation that connects you to everywhere. If you get a place near KL Sentral, you’re connected to all the major suburbs of Malaysia intercity, interstate – and even internationally! Life will not get any more convenient than this, transit-wise.

Sentral Suites KL Sentral
Located in the heart of the city within the KL Sentral area is a sweet spot – this place is situated between a monorail and LRT station within a 10-minute walk. You can be connected to the most comprehensive transit hub in the country, especially with the upcoming High Speed Rail (HSR) where you can even get to Singapore in under two hours. This is the newest offering to Kuala Lumpur Sentral, a residential condo called Sentral Suites that is set to realise the convenience of city living.

There are eight major rail systems in the Kuala Lumpur Sentral hub, not to mention all the city buses that stop at the station and dedicated buses and cabs to Genting Highlands from KL Sentral. There is the KLIA Express Rail Link, Putra LRT, KTM Intercity, KTM Commuter, KL Monorail, KLIA Transit, Star LRT and upcoming MRT extensions – all of them within a single building.

Additionally, those who prefer to drive around the city from KL Sentral will have access to all the major trunk roads such as Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Jalan Istana, Jalan Bangsar, Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Damansara. There are also the highways New Pantai Expressway (NPE), Lebuhraya Mahameru and Federal Highway.

International travellers will be able to enjoy the thrill of living the KL city life while still being only half an hour away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) with the KLIA Express Rail Link. You can even check-in for their flights from the station itself, because of the Global Destination Code of XKL given by the International Air Travel Association (IATA) to KL Sentral hub.

Sentral Suites is the last piece of residential development inside KL Sentral. Besides having close proximity with the vast choices of transportation offered in KL Sentral, Sentral Suites offers modern design with greenery from the street level up to the podium and all the way to the Sky Gardens. With that, Sentral Suites makes a good contender for both savvy investors and city home owners.

Sentral Suits
Sentral Suites KL Central – now open for registration [click image]
Adding fun to the transit hub is the Nu Sentral Mall almost next door, a transit lifestyle mall that touts the best of boutique brands and culinary delights. Comprising of 7 storeys and 1.2 million sq ft with integrated greenery, this is the place where commuters can cool their heels and experience the Malaysian lifestyle.

Sentral Suites

The KL Sentral transit hub was built to be a world class transportation hub. The station currently serves approximately a million passengers per day. It is expected to serve 1.5 million passengers daily by mid-2017. Compare this to the USD$4 billion World Trade Centre transit hub in New York, opened in March 2016 which is projected to serve 250,000 commuters daily and millions of visitors annually.

Living in a convenient spot can save money and time. Both things that I like 🙂

Click here to find out more about the details and facilities of Sentral Suites KL.

This article was written in collaboration with PropertyGuru. To stay up to date with the latest news on property development in Malaysia, you can like the Facebook Page

Moving to KL: 5 Expenses to consider

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Living in KL is fun, if you’re a city kind of person. Moving to KL was a dream come true of mine.

There is a wide range (like, super wide) of income disparity between KL-ites. Some people make a few hundred a month. Some people make a few hundred thousand a month.

This guide draws on my experience when I was living in KL. As a benchmark, I was a single female in early 20s, with a job that netted me about RM3000 a month. I moved out from my parents’ house for good at around 22 – and I remember this as I started my Masters during this time – and have been happily living by myself ever since. I lived in Serdang, Old Klang Road, and PWTC area. Now I live in Ipoh (Related: Ipoh and KL living cost comparison).

If you are moving out for the first time, be prepared to know how much you actually need before you can even consider it.

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4D3N Japan for RM2500 (Osaka+Kyoto)

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Fun fact: I was an exchange student to Nagoya, Japan. 1 year in 2005/06. Went to high school and stayed with a host family. Japan is like my second home. It feels welcoming, familiar. I was happy to go back there recently, even if it was just for 4 days.

This was my fourth trip to Japan, and first through Kansai Airport. 4 days was way too short, but I took what I could. This is my budgeting for the trip, costing ~RM2500, covering Osaka and Kyoto. Read on for savings tips and travel recommendations 🙂

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Hack: How to Maximise Cashback Credit Cards


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Sponsored Post (long post with lots of examples)

This is my first sponsored post! I’ll be promoting cards from two banks at the end of this article but all opinion and cashback hack ideas here are my own.

Can I just say that I am actually a big fan of credit cards? I use them anyway and they have saved me a lot of money over the years, especially combined with other cashback hacks. During my recent Krabi trip (which costs me about RM900), I gave example how I used a credit card to make some payments, and got RM50 + RM66 in total cashback. That made the vacation so much sweeter 🙂

How to Combine Credit Cards with Other Cashback Hacks

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My 5 Rules to Make Beauty Products Affordable

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I talk about money and currency all the time – things that are valuable; that has value. Beauty has value as well, and this post is all about that.

Makeup and skincare are something I took up seriously early on, but never really mastered. I’m still navigating this world. Some women are really good at it, and I salute them. If you don’t, it’s worth trying – wearing makeup (or at least good at grooming) may help you to earn more money, according to this research. There is financial benefit in being more attractive, so why not? Worth noting: the effect is similar to men, albeit a smaller boost.

I have 5 general rules when it comes to beauty. It may help you, it may not, but this is what helps to make beauty affordable to me.

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FAQ: Everything You Should Know about Bitcoin in Malaysia, as a Newbie

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Looking for information about bitcoin in Malaysia? I’m glad people are showing more interest in this, but it’s risky to dive in without sufficient information. From my experience admin-ing one of the Bitcoin Malaysia FB pages (here; join for latest news and updates), seems like many people like to promote unsafe bitcoin investment opportunities.

So here’s a FAQ about everything you should know about Bitcoin in Malaysia, as a newbie. This is kept fairly jargon free.

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2 Office Properties for Sale/Rent (Kelana Jaya &  Damansara)

My Dad has a couple of properties for sale, so I thought I’d list them here 🙂

Please help me to share them around – we could really use the exposure as we’re doing this without agents! All information is in the pictures. The prices are open for negotiation. Thanks!

Kelana Center Point Office

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– Buy: 1539sf @ RM350 = RM538, 650

– Rent: RM2500 

– Freehold & non-Bumi lot

– Fully-furnished with CEO Room

– Close to Highway 

– New LRT in construction 

– Lots of parking 

– 700m to Paradigm Mall 

– Near banks, eateries & facilities 

– Wheelchair-accessible 

Phileo Damansara Office

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– Buy: 1883sf @ RM450 = RM847, 350

– Rent: RM3700

– Freehold &  Non-Bumi lot

– Fully-furnished 

– End lot

– Close to Highway

– New MRT in construction 

– Plenty of parking space

– Private elevator

– Near banks,  eateries  &  facilities

 – Exclusive area

Those are the two properties we’d like to let go to willing buyer/renter.  If interested, please contact us to arrange viewing 🙂 

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