Process for Indonesian Maid ‘Balik Kampung’

This year 2019, maid did told us that she need to gather with her families which also working abroad since her mother not in good health condition. So she requested for 2 months leave.

Her last 1-month balik kampung trip was in year 2013. Process and procedure might change from back then. Am still yet to understand of latest processes but was told by maid that her friend which just return from ‘Balik Kampung’ didn’t went to embassy for that purposed. Employer just bought return flight tickets and that will do. She is now safely back in KL and working with same employer.

Because am not sure its the right way.. so my plan is to contact with Malaysia Imigresen and Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesiao (KBRI) to gather all latest info and update in blog soon when all clear out.

But here i need to share my previous processes only for reference in case the procedure all remain same;

  1. Make sure maid passport and permit still active from the date of departure and arrival (at least 3 or 6 months) – this might not be an exact info (duration expiry) but it is important requirement should comply.
  2. Book return flight tickets.
  3. Prepare a letter to allow maid going back hometown. “surat kebenaran pulang bercuti bagi pembantu rumah” – will attached sample soon. Other than tickets information letter must attached together with copy of Maid Permit and Passport.
  4. Maid must have an active insurance policy. I bought two policies; one from Malaysian Insurance Provider and the other they asked to purchased from Indonesian Insurance provider (Konsorsium Asuransi Proteksi TKI) where their office located just next to KBRI (Indonesian Embassy).
  5. Went to KBRI and filled up contract of employment form and submit together with below documents.
  6. Documents needed before can proceed with KBRI; 3 sets employment contract forms, 2 copies of employer ID, 2 copies of Malaysian Insurance, 2 copies of Indonesian Insurance Protection and 2 set of copies on passport, permit and address.
  7. Employer, Witness and Maid need to sign and attend some short interview session. Acceptance of Contract of Employment by KBRI – stamped document.
  8. This 3 employment contract for KBRI, Employer and Maid.
  9. Maid need to bring together all the documents when going home and make few copies. Then she brought her employment contract to Kartu Tenaga Kerja Indonesia (KTKLN) in Indonesia and been given a card (Kartu Tenaga Kerja Luar Negeri or Overseas Workers ID Card).

Hope this time would be easier.

Tip Top Air-cond Servicing

I had few bad experiences in servicing house air-cond. Hired few services provider but not that lucky to experienced some after serviced issues such as gas leaks or not cold.

But at last I found this one company who is expert in air-cond servicing. They can service air-cond without taking out part of the unit from the wall. The process is quicker and results satisfying – air-cond is very cold after service. I used their services for few times and every after service makes my air-cond felt like new.

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So I would recommend this company:

TS Air-cond Sdn Bhd

Tel: 60 12-672 9633

Thumbs UP!!

Getting Maid Insured (Protection Plan)

Nowadays having an insurance coverage really important due to rising cost of medical and hospitalisations.

People buy medical & hospitalisation or life insurance policy for themselves, parents and kids normally due to an awareness of getting self covered and protected financially in case anything happen to the bread winner of family members. It can at least help to ease burden in term of medical cost or upon death leaving your loved one with some money (settle your debts)

There are time also when we plan for overseas holiday trip we tend to forget that buying Travel Insurance is a must. There was a lot of cases and stories circulated in social media of other family suffering when their members fall sicked while overseas and cant afford to pay – reasons of high medical cost , high in currency exchange or different countries policy to bring back the deceased.

Same goes for the maid – employer, we need to get our maid insured so that can ease burden if anything happen. Off course no one want bad thing to happen .. 😉

For all this while, information or advertisement on Maid Insurance didn’t came across my eyeballs .. except one – RHB Maid Insurance.

So i bought this easy grab one policy.. seriously easy to apply. You can do it online or just purchase policy at any Pos Malaysia office.

RHB Maid Insurance Plan (PA)

Make sure bring a copy of proposer/ employer ID and Maid Passport to submit together with the application form. After make payment they will give you a policy cover note and within few days RHB will post to your house the printed policy. Easier as ever.

On the other, on PERKESO Maid Insurance … yet to get info for that .. :0

Here sample of application form obtain from call center

Built Tower with Popsicle Sticks

Triangle is the strongest shape a structure can have to build a bridge. It is the strongest shape because any added force is evenly spread through all three sides.

Squares or cubes also can be strengthened by adding a diagonal pieces across the middle making it two triangles linked together. Here then i thought kids on a simple illustration activities of the strongest shape and show them.

Then to make it more interesting, we make a build game contest to compete whose tower the strongest.

To construct the towers, we used colourful popsicle sticks which you can buy at Mr DIY and use cellophane tape to sticks them together. We avoid using glue because it would be messy and more time needed to let it dry.

The strongest tower could withstand more books and should be the winner.

After completion, we tested the robustness of each tower by putting slowly books on top of it.

The strongest towers as follows:

  1. Mom + hadien
  2. Hadeef
  3. Aliesha

Way to improve my kids BM writing skills plus increasing knowledge.

Last year (2018) school holiday, I asked my both kids to read Bahasa Malaysia books on Islamic historical due to this main reasons;

  1. to improve Bahasa Malaysia vocabulary and;
  2. learn writing essay in Bahasa Malaysia the right way

At first kids didn’t show any interest and reluctant to read it. I still encourage them to read by making sure at first they summarise to me pages they read. But after few times reading it, they become excited to read more other books – related to Islamic heroes.

Lucky i have those collection at home so they can picked from there.

Then from there I proceed for them to summarise whatever they have read at Google Sheet created and shared to me for easy review. Hope this is some of encouragement and support system for them to improve their BM vocab whilst learning the good values in Islam.

Below are the list of the books.

Valuable Life Quotes

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”- Jack Canfield

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

“All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney

“If you want your children turn out well, spend twice much time with them, and half as much money.” – Abigal Van Buren

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele

“I caught some lucky breaks along the way. But I’d say the harder I work, the luckier I got.” – Brian Roberts, CFO Lyft