Using a Singapore or Thai bike long term in Malaysia

Discussion in 'Asia' started by rickypanecatyl, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

    Jan 21, 2008
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    I'm an American expat living in Malaysia with a long term work visa and I'm thinking of getting a bike from either Singapore or Thailand. (Yamaha WR250R which they don't sell here.)

    I'm thinking if I flew to Singapore, bought the bike and rode back they might just check my personal passport at the bridge and not the bike's paperwork? But that of course is a big chance... Anyone know:
    1. Can I legally buy a bike in Singapore and put it in my name as an American?
    2. What's the procedure at the Malaysia/Sing border for a foreigner with a Sing bike?
    3. Is it possible to transfer a Sing bike to Malaysia?
    Then I've got the same questions for Thailand as well...
  2. Pukaii (kyle)

    Pukaii (kyle) n00b

    Aug 11, 2017
    W 250 r also dont sell here in Thailand. Singapore would be the only chance I guess.
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  3. foo

    foo Adventurer

    Jul 10, 2011
    I cross into Malaysia a lot with no problems, but I'm on a Sg EP so that probably makes the difference. If you try it on a Malaysian pass then they might take more of an interest. Have you looked at importing via a dealer? I did that in Sg for a bike which the main dealer didn't bring in. Parts can be a issue though.
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