Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
View from The Kuala Lumpur Tower

What do I need to know before moving to Kuala Lumpur?

Answer this Question

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Kuala Lumpur, they said...

"Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and diverse city, and expats should be prepared to experience a unique blend of cultures and lifestyles. It is important to research the cost of living in Kuala Lumpur before moving, as prices can vary significantly depending on the area. Expats should also be aware of the local laws and customs, and familiarize themselves with the local language, Malay. Additionally, expats should consider the availability of healthcare and other services in the area, and make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving. Finally, expats should take the time to explore the city and get to know the local culture, as this will help them to settle in more easily," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"Most expats here tend to live in either Bukit Damansara, or if able to afford it - Kenny Hills. These are dominated by larger houses, usually with pools and nice gardens. You will need to consider proximity to the office/schools etc, since traffic here can be diabolical, especially in the rainy season. It is often better to ask among existing expats for house availability. This can be a lot cheaper than using an agent," commented one expat who made the move to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Allianz CareAllianz Care
Get Quote

Allianz Care's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Our flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. You can submit your claims digitally and our helpline is available 24/7 to help you anytime.

Allianz CareAllianz Care

Allianz Care's plans ensure that you have access to quality healthcare whenever you need it. Our flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. You can submit your claims digitally and our helpline is available 24/7 to help you anytime.
Get Quote

Other Questions:

What do I need to know before moving to Kuala Lumpur?

If you live in Kuala Lumpur, newcomers to Kuala Lumpur would love to hear your answer to this question.


View from The Kuala Lumpur Tower

William Russell
William Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

William RussellWilliam Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

Contribute to Malaysia Network Contribute
Help others in Malaysia by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Malaysia.

GeoBlue
GeoBlue

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal