Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Do you have a Cambodian trip report you want to share? Post it here, and feel free to link to your blog if it's a travel blog for Cambodia, South East Asia, or anywhere really. You can ask and answer questions about travel advice in Cambodia or just share your pictures and videos with us. Most people who live in or visit Cambodia have also checked out nearby countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and you can get to most of these countries by traveling overland, so put any travel plans, reviews or questions here. Discussions about dirt bike trails in here as well.
User avatar
Kung-fu Hillbilly
Expatriate
Posts: 2972
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 am
Reputation: 2974
Location: Behind you.
Australia

Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:17 pm

2 august 2019

The levy that will be imposed on travellers will depend on the destination and the class of airline flights.

KUALA LUMPUR - From September, all travellers flying out of Malaysia will have to pay a departure tax of between RM8 and RM150 (S$2.65 to S$50), Malaysian media reported on Friday (Aug 2).

Passengers travelling to countries in the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) region and flying economy class will be imposed a departure levy of RM8. Passengers flying on all other airline classes to the region will have to pay RM50.

The 10 countries in Asean include Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei.

Passengers travelling out of Malaysia to non-Asean countries on economy flights will have to pay a departure levy of RM20, while those travelling on non-economy flights will be charged RM150.

Cabin crew, infants and toddlers aged below 24 months or two years old as well as airline passengers transiting via Malaysia and leaving within 12 hours will be exempted from the levy, according to a separate order issued by Mr Lim.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-as ... rom-sept-1
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 3398
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2038
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:33 pm

Shut up Hillbilly, now you've got me thinking of KLIA2
and f*** i hate that place.
User avatar
Kung-fu Hillbilly
Expatriate
Posts: 2972
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 11:26 am
Reputation: 2974
Location: Behind you.
Australia

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:37 pm

Tried the container capsule things last year at klia2 - never again.
The idea that seeing the world is going from place to place to look at obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 3398
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2038
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:08 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Tried the container capsule things last year at klia2 - never again.
Yeah, give me the indignity and discomfort on the floor any day, over those de-humanising pods.
But i just make sure i never have a long layover in KL these days, even if i have to buy slightly more expensive flights.

I used to quite like the old LCCT. Crowded, but easy to go for a wander outside, or slip down to the reasonably priced food court. It was the kind of old-style airport where you could comfortably smoke a joint, just outside.
User avatar
Cruisemonkey
Expatriate
Posts: 1162
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Reputation: 355
Vietnam

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by Cruisemonkey » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:28 pm

SternAAlbifrons wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Shut up Hillbilly, now you've got me thinking of KLIA2
and f*** i hate that place.
Departures is a nightmare. I spent six years in bum-fuck China (Zhengzhou) and never saw an abortion like KLIA2 - 3000 Indians pushing and shoving in panic they will miss their plane. FUCK!!!
:facepalm:
You could be next.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 3398
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2038
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:13 pm

Soon after it opened i quipped to a friend
"it's like a shopping mall with an airport tacked on"
My line was stolen a few years later when new promo signs went up everywhere; "KLIA2 - the shopping mall with an airport". I kid you not.

It's huge, both the airport and the mall, but everything is done on the cheap. Really supercheap.
The shopping thing is a big part of all airports business model these days. But at least the functionality of the airport still has first priority. They design the shopping areas around the efficient flow of passengers.
At KLIA2, every passenger flow is designed to just dump you into the middle of this massive, very ugly shopping centre.
When you do eventually find the randomly attached airport function you need, it will be poorly designed and with inadequate facilities.

Vast area, disjointed services, choke points, poor signage, and long distances - means you get 300000 confused indians/chinese/australians etc pushing and shoving in a blind panic to get to their flight.

Not to mention the general vibe..
One of the ugliest places on the planet i reckon.
User avatar
timmydownawell
Expatriate
Posts: 2482
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:50 pm
Reputation: 652
Location: Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:27 am

Not to mention there are only a couple of bars and a beer will set you back the better part of $10.
No matter how much it rains, the dirt never washes away.
hiway5
Expatriate
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Reputation: 53
Spain

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by hiway5 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:51 am

Emir Zainul
/
The Edge Financial Daily

August 02, 2019 09:53 am +08


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Group Bhd has called on Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) to prioritise more critical operational and passenger experience issues at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s second terminal (klia2), rather than the proposed plans to integrate klia2 with the main terminal (KLIA).

AirAsia said MAHB and the Malaysian Aviation Commission, which has endorsed the proposed KLIA-klia2 integration, have failed to design an execution model for the interlining.

Furthermore, the low-cost carrier (LCC) pointed out that MAHB has not engaged in appropriate consultation with AirAsia or AirAsia X Bhd (AAX), which together account for 97% of overall passenger traffic at klia2.

“MAHB’s focus should be on spending the increased money, in the form of airport tax they’re asking for from passengers, on bringing klia2 facilities up to the same standard as the luxurious KLIA, fixing the uneven aprons and taxiways, installing more guest-friendly spaces and redesigning boarding gates,” AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Riad Asmat said in a statement yesterday.

“Other more prudent uses of the additional airport tax could, for example, include dealing with overcrowding at airports around Malaysia such as [the] Penang International Airport where the check-in area is simply too small to handle the growing volume of people using it,” he added.

AirAsia claimed that MAHB has also been relatively slow in embracing technology to improve the overall passenger experience.
Jcml19
Expatriate
Posts: 195
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:18 pm
Reputation: 59
United States of America

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by Jcml19 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:59 am

This is soooo lame.... Nickle and diming peeps is not a way to build goodwill.... bs bs bs
hiway5
Expatriate
Posts: 177
Joined: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Reputation: 53
Spain

Re: Malaysia to impose departure tax from Sept 1.

Post by hiway5 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:25 am

The government should adopt proactive strategies and policies to spur tourism as opposed to further burdening tourists, according to AirAsia Group Bhd chief executive officer Tony Fernandes.

Therefore, he hopes Putrajaya would reconsider its plan to impose a departure levy for all outbound air passengers, which was to be implemented in June but has since been deferred to after Hari Raya Aidiladha, which falls on Aug 11.

Speaking to Malaysiakini today, Fernandes pointed to the existing hotel and airport taxes to argue that there is no need for an additional tax.
"We are not making Malaysia affordable or welcoming. Furthermore, 2020 is the Visit Malaysia Year. Imposing an exit tax would send the wrong signal...
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 77 guests