About Sarawak

Located on East of Malaysia, Sarawak is the largest state among the 13 state in Malaysia.

The capital city of Sarawak is Kuching, a bustling city set on the river mouth. Other cities and towns in Sarawak include Miri, Sibu, and Bintulu. Sarawak has an equatorial climate with tropical rainforests and abundant animal and plant species. Known for rich with natural resources, its economy is driven by the export of oil and gas, timber, oil palms, manufacturing, energy, and tourism sectors.


Enormous chambers, fabulous calcite, incredible cave wildlife and remarkable cave paintings are amongst the wonderful things you will experience.

Kuching is covered in references to cats, but perhaps the most famous is the Cat Statue that sits at the entrance of the city.

Semenggoh Nature Reserve is around 40 minutes outside of Kuching so it is easy enough to visit as part of a day trip.
The reason that visitors flock here is to see the orang utans and the center had a rehabilitation program that lasted for some 30 years.



Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, which is part of East Malaysia and is located in the broader island of Borneo. Sarawak has a very different feel. Kuching, in particular, thanks to its strategic location on the snake-like Sarawak River, is one of the prettiest spots in the region.

There is an excellent range of accommodation, from luxury via boutique to budget, good restaurants, and nightlife to suit most tastes and pockets. You can try local delicacies such as deer meat and jungle fern, drink a glass or two of tuak (local rice wine), or feast on a vast array of seafood dishes Kuching.

You may also be surprised to find that Kuching is covered in statues of cats. This is said to come from miscommunication during the colonial period when the local people were asked the name of the city and thought that James Brooke, the first British Rajah of Sarawak, was pointing to a cat. As such, they replied ‘kucing’, the Malay word for cat, and the rest is history.

Are you eligible to apply?

Sarawak Malaysia My Second Home (S-MM2H) is promoted by Ministry of Tourism (MTAC) Sarawak to encourage foreign citizens who fulfill S-MM2H requirements to stay in Malaysia as their Second Home.

S-MM2H Program is a long stay programme which offers a TEN (10) years multiple entry Social Visit Visa with visa endorsement of 5+5 years depending on the validity of the applicant’s passport.

  • Open to all citizens of countries recognized by Malaysia. (Except Israel regardless of race, religion and gender).
  • Category A: Main applicant above 50 years old, spouse has no age limit. S-MM2H program is very attractive for applicants above 50 years old.
  • Category B: Main applicant between 40-50 years old may apply if they purchase a property above RM600,000 in Kuching and RM500,000 in other cities of Sarawak.
  • Category C: Main applicant between 30-40 years old may apply if their children pursue education or long-term medical treatment in Sarawak.
  • Main applicant can bring along spouse, children below 21 years old and parents in a single application.
  • S-MM2H program holders can reside anywhere in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru etc. However, MM2H holder must visit Sarawak at least once or twice a year to fulfill minimum stay requirement 15 days per annum in Sarawak.

Financial Requirements

  • S-MM2H Program has TWO types of applications: Application with FIXED MONTHLY INCOME or Application with FIXED DEPOSIT PLACEMENT.
  • S-MM2H applicant can show proof of monthly offshore income or pension funds of RM10,000 for married couples or RM7,000 for single applicant.


  • S-MM2H applicant can open a fixed deposit account of RM300,000 for married couples with children or RM150,000.00 for a single applicant at any bank in Sarawak.
  • From second year onwards, S-MM2H holder may withdraw up to RM120,000 (couple) or RM60,000 (single) for approved expenses related to the purchase of a house, car, education or medical purposes in Sarawak. In other words, MM2H holder must maintain a minimum Fixed Deposit balance of RM180,000 (couple) and RM90,000 (single) until termination of MM2H Program.

Incentives and Benefits


House Purchase

  • S-MM2H holders can purchase residential house at a minimum price of RM600,000 per unit for Kuching and RM500,000 for other divisions.
  • Purchase of house is exempted from Foreign Investment Committee (FIC)’s approval.

Domestic Helper

  • S-MM2H holders can apply for domestic helper or maid which are permitted subjected to the prevailing to guidelines by Immigration Department of Malaysia.

Tax Exemption

  • Tax exemption is given to pension remitted into Malaysia.
  • S-MM2H holders are required to obtain endorsement from home country authorities as to the total annual pension for tax exemption.

Unlimited Stay In West Malaysia

  • Main applicant can bring along spouse, children and parents to enjoy 10 (5+5) years S-MM2H visa to reside at any cities of Malaysia.
  • Minimum stay requirement: 15 days per annum in any cities of Sarawak.

Attractive S-MM2H Application Criteria

  • Low financial requirements for Category A (above 50 years old).
  • Main applicant with fixed and consistent monthly offshore income above RM10,000 (couple) and RM7,000 (single) can apply S-MM2H visa without fixed deposit placement.
  • Main applicant without fixed monthly offshore income can apply S-MM2H with fixed deposit placement of RM300,000 (couple) and RM150,000 (single).

Application Procedures

  • Schedule a Zoom meeting with SummerPlace (MM2H) Sdn. Bhd. for personalized consultation.
  • Sign up Sarawak S-MM2H application and make deposit payment.
  • Prepare Letter of Good Conduct and other documents according to S-MM2H Application Checklist.
  • Book a time with S-MM2H agency for visiting Sarawak and make balance payment.
  • Get ready funds of RM300,000 (couple) or RM150,000 (single) if you are applying with fixed deposit placement.

Arrange 3-5 working days visiting Kuching, Sarawak for the following activities:

  • Open a bank account at any local bank in Kuching (applicable to S-MM2H application with fixed deposit placement only).
  • Once the bank obtains an approval letter from MTAC, main applicant makes a fixed deposit placement at the bank
    • Visit legal firm for documents certification by a lawyer.
    • Full medical check-up including blood test, urine test and X-Ray.
    • Purchase medical insurance locally.
    • S-MM2H submission after completing the abovementioned activities.
  • Main applicant must arrange 3 working days visiting Sarawak for visa endorsement after S-MM2H approval.
  • Main applicant has to get ready immigration fees and other related fees.

MM2H Promotion Package

MM2H Professional Fees


Couple: RM15,000


Add-on: RM2,000 per dependent (child / parent)

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