Moving to a different country is never easy. Getting used to a different kind of culture, weather, system, language and food can be a little daunting. If you have successfully made the move to this tropical paradise, then congratulations on the wise move. If you are still deciding if you should move here, then it’s best you read this article, as we have compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why you should move to Malaysia.
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1. Economic and Political Stability
As a country, Malaysia has experienced many years of economic and political stability. Despite the current global economic conditions, Malaysia is not expected to suffer an extreme downturn.
Malaysia has a good infrastructure which is continuously being improved. There is a world-class airport, modern capital city, and excellent road network. Malaysia has a strong commitment to become a leading IT hub for the region.
3. Property Ownership
Foreigners can buy any number of residential homes, even freehold, over RM500,000. It is possible to obtain a loan locally, and some companies can arrange short-term rentals and care for your home while you are away.
4. Safety and Health
Malaysia’s crime rate is lower than most Western countries. Health services are efficient and private hospitals offer world-class treatment at a substantially lower cost than many other countries.
5. Natural Beauty
Malaysia is one of the lowest populated countries in Asia, with plenty of unspoiled countryside to explore: jungles, hill stations, and tropical islands, or just relax on the many beaches. There is a wealth of flora and fauna, as well as wildlife.
Most foreigners enjoy the local cuisine –Malay, Chinese, and Indian. There are also numerous restaurants offering food from around the world.
7. The People and Language
The Malaysian people are warm and friendly and most speak English. There is no need to set yourself up in an expatriate enclave; wherever you live you are sure to find no problems settling in and making friends.
8. The Weather
Malaysia is hot, but not the hottest of countries and since most homes, cars and shopping areas are air-conditioned, it’s easy to escape the worst of it.
9. Cost of Living
If you are on a pension from a developed country, you will find Malaysia offers a better standard of living than in your own country. Remittances from abroad aren’t taxed, making settling in Malaysia even more attractive.
10. Shopping and Other Entertainment
From low-priced products in open markets or designer labels in boutiques, Malaysia has it all. There has been a huge increase in shopping malls around the country, particularly in Kuala Lumpur. Newer supermarkets also import food products from all 0ver the world.
Modern movie theatres, bars, and clubs can be found in all major cities. Satellite TV is available nationwide and overseas newspapers and magazines are sold at newsstands.