For accommodation I would suggest: www.flatfinder.org
accommodationlondon.net is a complete rip off.
The absolute must go to site is: www.gumtree.com
It has jobs, flats, friends, entertainment and anything else you need to know about when getting started in London.
Whatever you do, get that bank account sorted 'before' you arrive in the U.K.
I wonder what we need to do to "settle" the bank account? According to the previous posted messages, some said get a reference letter from bank, some said open a HSBC account here, some said you can ask your employer to get an account, basically nothing you can do here to get an account there. I emailed HSBC bank here in Malaysia and they asked me to refer to the bank there.
So what can we do?
I called HSBC SG yesterday and they referred me to the International Banking Centre (IBC).
The IBC's in charge of setting up overseas bank accounts.
Perhaps you can check with HSBC Malaysia whether they've an IBC there.
Hope this helps.
I have submitted my application last 17 Dec. Still waiting for the reply from them. Just wondering, if they ask for interview, will they inform through phone or from VFS website?
hi there, how u guys doing?
well i searched the website and found out that a oneway ticket to London using Malaysian Airlines cost about 2250rm. Are there any other flights that are cheaper than this? like flights that are not direct?
I found this site quite informative and i am going to apply for the WHM visa soon, and i really need all of us to keep in touch with each other during our stay in UK, what say you all out there?
I myself wanted to go to Birmingham, and anybody out there know more please post here about Birmingham. (I am considering a few cities in Midlands area and manchester is top 3 of my list)
Excellent idea Kamal ! I think we need to keep in touch...build up a support system of sorts...cos some/most of us dont know/have anyone over in the UK !
I myself have got my WHV and time's ticking...will be going to London on the 13th of Jan to make an initial survey of the living conditions / job prospects and will eventually move around March.
I'd love to meet up with any holidaymakers already in London when i come down in Jan.
I've been told constantly that London's wayyyyy too expensive...but unfortunately...its also the place that has the most jobs...plus its convenient if you want to travel about... So London it is for me !! I guess I will have to be uber frugal when i get there...and learn to COOk !!
i wish you, your family, friends and loved ones the best of years in
2005. Have a Joyful January, Flowering February, Memorable
March, Answering April, Mellow May, Jamboree June, Judicious
July, Amity August, Sensational September, Outstanding October,
Noble November and Delightful December.
Have a Wonderful, Blissful, Pleasurable, Fantastic, Enjoyable,
Carefree, Pleasant, magnificent, superb, breathtaking, amazing,
astonishing, fantastic, brilliant, great, heavenly, idyllic, perfect
I am also in the list of people who got the WHM Visa.I got it today itself only...applied 2 days back only.
Best of luck to all who are applying... & Happy New Year to all...
Guys I have a thumb up for the Idea given earlier about that we guys who are there or about to reach there can create a network of WHM ppl. who can remain in touch with each other...
My yahoo id is : a s h i s h _ b a n s a l _ 99 @ y a h o o .c o m
My MSN ID is : c e o _ a s h i s h @h o t m a i l .c o m
U guys can give ur ID as well...or add me ... & can share ur mobile no's as well...
Bye for now...take care u all ...
Go for something that you can achieve ,do something which no body can achieve.