ocaaaaa wrote:I think every person's experience with this can be different. The time you're looking to do this for sounds quite long ...
If you're staying close to 90 days each time then popping over to Singapore for a day or 2 and returning - immigration may not like this. I've been staying around 18 months but I leave once a month, or every 2 months and then gone for a week or longer, and always a different destination. Not had any problems yet but somehow doubt I could do this for 8-9 years!
Thanks for your reply Ocaaaa. Well, what I was thinking of doing was getting a return flight to Singapore and return straight away, every three months. I wish to settle in Malaysia which means long-term apartment rental, having my belongings in Malaysia and establishing long-term friendships there, so I don't really want to run the risk of a Malaysian border official saying, "sorry, you can't come back in again".
If there was a significant risk of this happening I could always pop over to the Philippines every couple of months, do some diving there for a week or so and then return to Malaysia.
I would be interested to hear if anyone else here has done multiple instant-returns like I am thinking of doing. Cheers.