View from The Kuala Lumpur Tower
Moving to Malaysia Guide
By Betsy Burlingame
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.
Learn what members have to say about living in Malaysia.
Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Malaysia on our Malaysia forum - meet people, get advice and help others.
Help others in Malaysia by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Malaysia.
Pros & Cons of Living in Malaysia
Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what digital nomads & expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Malaysia.
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.
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.