Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How To Check Salary Report In Malaysia?

Have you ever wondered if your current salary is what you should be getting? Or, you are underpaid or overpaid? You can check the salary report in Malaysia on JobStreet.com. This tools provide a useful information based on real data entered by JobStreet.com users. Additional information includes qualification, location, industry, age and the years of experience of the user. This report provide a guideline for those who wish to know if their salary are within the normal range. This report also can help fresh graduates to plan their expectation of their first paycheck.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How To Check SOSCO @ PERKESO Number?

Other than Employee Provident Fund (EPF @ KWSP), all employee and employer in Malaysia are required to contribute to Social Security Organization (SOSCO) or also known as Pertubuhan Keselamatan Social (PERKESO). SOSCO provides protection to its member in term of medical and cash benefits, which include work related injuries, illness and disabilities, accidents and death at work place. This site provide a details description of SOSCO.

For your information, our SOSCO @ PERKESO number is our IC number (12 digits, without dash). For example, 790812135512. If you still want to confirm your Pertubuhan Keselamatan Social (PERKESO) @ Social Security Organization (SOSCO) number, you may:1) Call to SOSCO @ PERKESO customer service number 03-4257 5755 (Monday-Friday, 7:45am-5:15pm). I've tried this. The friendly customer service gave me my SOCSO number in less than 1 minute :)
2)  Check online for your SOSCO @ PERKESO number. Key in your IC number, and you will be shown your name and IC number (which is your SOSCO number)
Hope the above helps :)
But, first of all, you must be a registered SOSCO @ PERKESO member. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Expensive Internet Access @ Broadband Package in Malaysia

Last week, my sister and my bro-in-law came to visit us from Taipei, Taiwan. One of the conversation is about internet access and internet packages in Malaysia. My bro-in-law was laughing when I told him that for my home internet, I am using 1MB @ RM110 per month. In Taipei, he's paying NTW1100 for 100MB! What a huge difference! 

Then, I did some goggling... Not to say to compare with Taiwan, even compare to our nearest neighbor, Singapore, we are still far behind..sigh... 

You can clink here for some of the comparison for broadband package in Singapore and here for broadband comparison in Malaysia.

Since nowadays, internet access @ broadband become necessary in our daily life, it should become more affordable to all rakyat.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

6 Hobbies Which Can Generate Extra income

In this tough economics time, I would like share on hobbies or interest which can generate extra income.

1) Baking
I love home-baked cakes compared to those bakery-baked cakes. Because bakery-baked cakes are more for commercialize and in term of taste, I would say something is missing. Usually, I would order cakes or cookies from friends or home-based aunties for Chinese New Year celebration. Recently, my family also started to order birthday cakes from my nephew's schoolmate. So, I can see a lot of potential income for those who love and enjoy baking. I am sure baking one cake a week can bring you some additional income which you've been looking for.

2) Photo Taking
I read a lot of articles from International Living on how individual or couples generate income from selling photos they took. It can be anything. It can be photos of sunset view in Bali, photo of a busy street in Tokyo, photo of a white sandy beach in Belize, photo of beautiful sakura blooming in Osaka and many-many more. These photo been uploaded to websites such as ShutterStock or ShutterPoint where others can download or purchase these photos at certain price. Thinking of this idea (uploading the photo once, then can be downloaded/purchased multiple times) is really exciting! Don't you think so?

3) Blogging
Many part-time bloggers successfully make a good extra income from blogging. I would say that it is not difficult to make money online but I would say that it is not easy to make a lot of money online and it is even harder to consistently make a lot of money every month from blogging. Nowadays, anyone can own a blog, thus there are too many blogs out there. You will need to be more creative, specific and unique if you wish to earn a lot from blogging. For those who really enjoy blogging, many of them turn from just-a-hobby to their full time job.

4) Sewing / Quilting
I know a few friends who spend their free time sewing or quilting. Some are selling their handmade masterpiece for a good price. Some are sewing/quilting based on demand, for example as a gift for a newborn. I think this is getting popular now. I have seen some who sell their handmade masterpiece at local market as well.

5) Cooking
During Raya celebration last year, hubby and me visited his Malay friend who celebrated Hari Raya. He cooks wonderful meals and bakes very nice cakes and cookies. He shared that he's also taking catering order. He said he will be especially busy during festive season as his Chinese friends also ordering from him to prepare halal food for Chinese New Year open house. Some times, he's also involved in catering for wedding ceremony and any other special occasions. And he's charging at reasonable price too!

6) Writing
Recently, through Instagram, I've been following a few individual who are travel writers. They travel and write about their experience. They can publish it on their blog or sell to websites or magazines . Even if you are not a travel writers, you can write about your personal experience, your idea, your view, your 'how-to' and sell your articles to websites or magazines. 

Other than those I shared above, I am sure there are many more hobbies which can help to generate additional income. Of course one cannot expect to generate a lot of money but isn't it great to do something we enjoy and been paid for it? Hopefully, these additional income can ease the financial burden in this tough economic time. Feel free to share with view with me.

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