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We asked expats and digital nomads what they find the most challenging about the local culture in Ampang. They wrote...

"Expats in Ampang, may find the language barrier to be a significant challenge, as not everyone speaks English, and the local language, Bahasa Malaysia, can be difficult to learn. They might also struggle with the cultural differences, such as the importance of hierarchy and saving face in social and professional situations. Adapting to the local cuisine, which can be quite spicy and different from Western food, may be another challenge. Additionally, expats may find it difficult to navigate the local customs and religious practices, particularly during festivals and celebrations. The hot and humid climate can also be a challenge for those not used to tropical weather. Lastly, traffic congestion and the lack of reliable public transportation can make getting around Ampang and the greater Kuala Lumpur area frustrating for expats," explained one expat living in Ampang, Malaysia.

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