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Question Where to get 3rd party insurance in Malaysia

Can anyone tell me where I can get 3rd party insurance for my bike in Kuala Lumpur? I'm on a tourist visa but do have apartment in KL. The bike has a Swiss registration / number plate and is temporarily imported with a Carnet de Passage. It came in by sea in Port Klang.

I'm sure there must be an easy option but all attempts I made so far where not successful (AAM does not answer the phone, Kurnia says "Niet!" and the local insurance guy I'm in contact doesn't know how to handle this)

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Hey bud ,
Do you need 3rd party insurance for Malaysia or do you want it for your own safety. Just wondering as i am heading there myself soon.
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Hi KevOk, all I could find out so far is that 3rd party is mandatory in MY, that's the main reason, don't wanna get stoped by police not having all papers. At least this applies for my-registered vehicles, but haven't heard otherwise for foreign registered vehicles. It also seems the insurances over here are worth the words on the paper, just in case I hit a Merc or Lexus I do not have to pay the paint job myself, probably...

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Did you find a place to get the 3rd party insurance for Malaysia in KL, as I am just about to go through that process my self now so any tips would be great!

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Hi Paul

Yes and no... I was not able to get anything done in KL, they just don't know how to handle it there.

But I got everything done at the Thai border in Kayu Hitam (the main Thai/Malay border near Hat Yai) the first time I came back from Thailand. After you cross over to Malaysia stop just 20m after the checkpoint. You'll find 2 insurance companies at the right side (AAM and Kurnia I think) they will sell you an insurance (eg. 1/3/6 moths 3rd party) for pretty cheap (but cannot remember how much exactly). Once you have the insurance you can go an "register" your bike officially in Malaysia next door, there's an JPJ office (transportation department), they'll give you a sticker and stamp for 1 or 2 months. On one occasion I asked the officer there if that could be done in KL too and he told me no, he even insisted to come back after 2 months to get an extension in case I stay longer than that in Malaysia.

But as everything in Malaysia it depends on who you talk to, maybe you walk into the JPJ or AAM office in KL and you find an officer who knows what stamp to put on what paper :-) But if not... I wouldn't bother too much. Never been stoped by the police here in Malaysia, never been asked any questions, the bike has been for 9 months in the country. Malaysia is very easy going, no funny computer things which connect your passport to your bike, at least compared to Thailand where you usualy get a 30 days stamp for your bike even if you have a 60 days visa.

One thing, in case you will ship to Indonesia from Penang make sure your CDP is stamped. I did not bother to have my CDP stamped every time I came back from Thailand (apparently some of the officers at the border don't know or do not care about it, other travelers had to stamp the CDP, I crossed the border 3 times and have never been asked to) and finally the customs officer in Penang gave me a hard time, he insisted to have the CDP stamped out even though it was not stamped in, these guys just don't know what the CDP is for and think you cannot enter Indonesia whithout having it stamped out in Malaysia.

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UniAsia

I got my Malaysian 3rd party insurance from UniAsia in Johor Bahru for RM65 (ask for Easwary). They have offices all over Malaysia though.

Nobody in Malaysia asked me to show it (although I never got stopped by the police).

The main reason I got Malaysian insurance is that is covers the rider in Singapore as well. In Singapore, you need to provide evidence of insurance before you can get the Autopass card, carnet stamp, etc., etc. The only quote I could get for 3rd party insurance in Singapore was S$150 from AAS.

Note that UniAsia insisted that I pay cash, which means you have to attend an office in person.

Hope this helps!

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hmmmm this is new!

Sorry guys,
Im local & never knew that u should have insurance, Its just like when I enter thailand. But like you said it safer so that if any s#%t happens, it doesnt have to come from our pocket, so did you managed to get the insurance?
I may ask around if you like,
& hey RM65 is very cheap! thats for how many months?
Whats ur bike cc?
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Malaysia insurance

RM65 was only for one month! But then I was only in Malaysia for one week (and Singapore for one day...). One month was minimum cover period. Transalp is 650cc

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Sorry guys,
Im local & never knew that u should have insurance, Its just like when I enter thailand. But like you said it safer so that if any s#%t happens, it doesnt have to come from our pocket, so did you managed to get the insurance?
I may ask around if you like,
& hey RM65 is very cheap! thats for how many months?
Whats ur bike cc?
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In the end I went to AAM in the BB Plaza, a small office on the first or second floor where two helpful Muslim girls served me.
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