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Expat Guide to Living in Ipoh

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

Culture Shock Report

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

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Ipoh - 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 Ipoh 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 Ipoh? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Ipoh? Help others moving to Ipoh by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Ipoh

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

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Ipoh. If you are already living in Ipoh, 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 Ipoh 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 Ipoh? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Ipoh by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Ipoh Reports

What's it like to find a job in Ipoh? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Ipoh? Below are some of the reports from expats in Ipoh:
Submit a Working Abroad Report
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10 Tips for Living in Malaysia

Expats in Malaysia agree that living in Malaysia has its pros and cons. Expats love the welcoming Malay people, cultural diversity, lower cost of living and amazing food. Many find that the noisiness, dirty city streets and dangerous driving conditions can be a challenge. Where you choose to live makes a big difference in lifestyle as well.

Expats in Malaysia agree that living in Malaysia has its pros and cons. Expats love the welcoming Malay people, cultural diversity, lower cost of living and amazing food. Many find that the noisines...

Healthcare 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...

Moving 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...

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