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What do people like (and dislike) about Malaysia?

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When we asked expats and global nomads what they like and dislike about living in Malaysia, they replied...

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the low cost of living in Malaysia, as well as the diverse culture and cuisine. They also enjoy the tropical climate and the fact that English is widely spoken. On the other hand, some expats and digital nomads may find the bureaucracy and red tape in Malaysia to be frustrating, as well as the lack of reliable public transportation. Additionally, the humidity can be oppressive for some," explained one expat living in Malaysia.

"There are multiple racial cultures, very positive experience regarding diverse life styles: customs, foods, religious expressions," said another in Penang, Malaysia.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

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