Malaysia is getting a lot of attention from expats at the moment. Whether you’re looking for a place to work or play, Malaysia is a great place to be. The country is attracting a large number of retirees who want to be able to stretch their dollar as well. It also doesn’t hurt that the country is a tropical paradise with more natural beauty per square foot than virtually anywhere in the world. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why moving to Malaysia is a smart move.
Stability is one of the most important factors for anyone thinking of setting up shop in a foreign country. Political instability can make doing business impossible and could limit your movement within a country. Malaysia has enjoyed great political and economic stability for years. It has also been able to stay afloat amidst tough economic conditions.
One of the best things about living in Malaysia is the number of options that you have as far as accommodations go. You’ll find everything from quaint villages where you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the Malaysian culture and way of living, to incredibly modern areas with top-of-the-line accommodation, lighting fast internet, and great transportation.
Malaysia even allows you to live in one country and work in another. You have massive developments like Iskandar Malaysia that cater mainly to those who want to live in Malaysia and make the cross-border trek to Singapore for work.
If this is something that would interest you, we suggest you check out impian emas developments on PropertyGuru. These are right in the middle of the Iskandar Malaysia economic zone and are located in one of the country’s most premium areas. Not only does it make going to and from Singapore easy, but it’s some of the most modern accommodation in the country offering some of the best quality of life as well.
Malaysia is very serious about its goal of becoming an IT hub in the Asia-Pacific region. Connectivity in major cities is world-class, and they have a world-class airport as well. The capital city is very modern, and the road network is stellar. These are all points that should make Malaysia one of the top choices on your list.
Another great thing about living in Malaysia as an expat is that you’ll have better access to the property than in many other countries in the region. You can buy any number of residential units valued at over RM 600,000. Know that there are still some limitations, however.
If you want to buy a landed home, like a single-family home, for instance, you will need to get special permission from the government. You also won’t be able to buy HBD public housing units.
Health and Safety
If you’re coming from America and are worried about safety in Malaysia, you shouldn’t be. Crime in the country is nowhere near what you’d find in American urban centers, and most western countries as a matter of fact. You can also rest assured that you’ll be taken care of by one of the best private healthcare systems in the region.
The People and Culture
Malaysians are very welcoming and one of the many reasons why so many expats love Malaysia. Another thing that you will love is the fact that a large portion of the population speaks perfect English. This means that you won’t necessarily have to stay in an expat enclave, and you’ll feel comfortable wherever you are.
Then there’s the food. Malaysia is known for its incredible street food. What makes it so great is the diversity. You can find food from virtually anywhere in the world, and at any time of the day. You can find foods from all over the world, but the country is known for its great Indian, Malay, and Chinese restaurants. Malaysia is also famous for its night markets where you can get great deals on products and also get to eat from some of the best street vendors you’ll ever find.
If you’re a nature lover or would like to mix urban life with adventure, there’s no place like Malaysia. We can’t think of many places with that mix of raw nature and modern living.
Just a 15-minute drive and you could be right in the middle of a tropical rain forest or lounging on one of the country’s many pristine beaches. Speaking of which, finding tourist-free beaches in Malaysia is much easier than in some of the neighboring countries, so you can expect them to look just as good as they do on postcards.
So, if you were still wondering whether making the move to Malaysia would be the right choice for you, we hope we were able to help you with your decision. We would now suggest that you speak with expats who have made the move and try to get as many opinions as you can.