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Expat Guide to Living in Shah Alam

Whether you're already living in Shah Alam or preparing to move to Shah Alam, our Expat Guide to Living in Malaysia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Shah Alam. For answers to specific questions, visit our Malaysia Forum to talk with expats in Shah Alam.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Shah Alam handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Shah Alam by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Shah Alam - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Shah Alam by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Shah Alam? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Shah Alam? Help others moving to Shah Alam by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Shah Alam

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Shah Alam. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Shah Alam:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Shah Alam. If you are already living in Shah Alam, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Shah Alam by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Shah Alam? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Shah Alam by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Shah Alam? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Shah Alam? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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10-Things-to-Know-Before-Moving-to-MalaysiaMoving to Malaysia

Expats are attracted to Malaysia's lower cost of living, bustling cities, multicultural vibe, climate and proximity to Singapore. Many expat retirees take advantage of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) program. For others who don't qualify, visa runs become a inconvenient part of expat life that often dissuade them from staying in Malaysia long-term.

Expats are attracted to Malaysia's lower cost of living, bustling cities, multicultural vibe, climate and proximity to Singapore. Many expat retirees take advantage of the Malaysia My Second Home (M...

Healthcare-in-MalaysiaHealthcare in Malaysia

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insurance is recommended.

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insur...

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