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Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#1 Post by kploh » Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:32 pm

Hi all bro,
My wife = Malaysian
During CNY, went to my wife malaysia hometown, my father-in-Law don't allow me to drive his car, he told me I can't drive Malaysian car, I will get SAMAN, because I have no Malaysia driving license, I showed him my singapore driving license, and he told me that my singapore driving license only can drive singapore's car ?
After I return to singapore and Asked my friend who told me that my father in law is right, I can't drive Malaysian car, but if I apply International Driving Permit (IDP) then can drive.
first I know.

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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#2 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:17 pm

If I am not wrong, you are only able to drive a Malaysian car if it is rented in Malaysia.

You may wish to contact the Malaysia Transport Authority in Malaysia at 02-069556000, AAM at 03-2161-0808 / 03-2611-1780 or Malaysia High Commission in Singapore at 65-62350111 for clarification.

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#3 Post by kploh » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:16 pm

SilverBeauty wrote:If I am not wrong, you are only able to drive a Malaysian car if it is rented in Malaysia.

You may wish to contact the Malaysia Transport Authority in Malaysia at 02-069556000, AAM at 03-2161-0808 / 03-2611-1780 or Malaysia High Commission in Singapore at 65-62350111 for clarification.
Thanks bro SilverBeauty for the contact no.
Yes, You're correct, we only can drive the rented Malaysian register car. and
My boss told me that Why we can't drive malaysian register car, it is because of insurance thing,

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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#4 Post by glug » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:02 am

That is indeed strange. Maybe it is an insurance thing.

But the license itself should be recognized:
http://www.aseansec.org/7372.htm

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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#5 Post by sggps » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:32 am

SPR cannot drive Malaysian registered cars in Singapore

Singaporeans cannot drive Malaysian cars? Not that I know of as I thought Singapore licence is also known as International Licence even if we did not convert it into an Official International Licence?

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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#6 Post by moeyHC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:34 am

I just called AAM.

Anyone from a Commonwealth Country and holding a valid driving license can drive in Malaysia for 3 months without having to apply for an International driving license. Note: Malaysian (PR) are restricted as to the type of registered cars they can drive in Sg.... #-o

So, you can drive here .... our Gomen is pretty friendly to Tourist like you compared to the restriction your Gomen placed on Malaysian.

No Saman lah.... :lol:
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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#7 Post by kploh » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:00 am

moeyHC wrote:I just called AAM.

Anyone from a Commonwealth Country and holding a valid driving license can drive in Malaysia for 3 months without having to apply for an International driving license. Note: Malaysian (PR) are restricted as to the type of registered cars they can drive in Sg.... #-o

So, you can drive here .... our Gomen is pretty friendly to Tourist like you compared to the restriction your Gomen placed on Malaysian.

No Saman lah.... :lol:
Thanks for the information
I think for your quote above, only apply when we drive our own singapore register car or rented Malaysian register Car in Malaysia. :rock:
Now the question is whether we can drive our relative or friend's Malaysia register Car ? :-k
this is the important point going to discuss :mrgreen:

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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#8 Post by moeyHC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:08 am

I asked that too... and the answer is the same... You can drive any car here for 3 months and long as you have a Commonwealth country valid driving license. Pick up a phone and call AA Sg to confirm my input... Cheers!
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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#9 Post by kploh » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:18 am

Thanks bro moeyHC, :thumbsup:
You're are great and helpful. :good:

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Re: Can't Singaporean drive Malaysian Car ?

#10 Post by moeyHC » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:39 pm

Hi Bro,

No one is above the LAW. Ignorance will only bring you unnecessary sufferings. Be smart, get to know the LAW and your own Rights. AAM is the leading authority in motoring in Malaysia and they are in charge of issuing International Licenses in Malaysia. If they can't be trusted then can I trust your comment?.... :mrgreen:
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