A cultural metropolis where the city meets the rainforest
Diverse in population and landscape, Malaysia is a multicultural hub for the adventurous
Malaysia is a hotspot for serial expats. A combination of picturesque beaches and lively cities are convincing these repeat expats to finally put down long term roots and settle in Malaysia for at least five years, if not longer.
Although international workers in Malaysia receive relatively low wages, compared to the global average, the lower cost of living puts more of their money at their fingertips. As a result, expats have the opportunity to explore Malaysia's impressive sites. For some, the appeal lies in the cityscapes such as the world-famous Kuala Lumpur skyline, while others are enticed by the promise of adventure in some of the world's oldest tropical rainforests. With all of this on offer for new arrivals, plus an excellent selection of restaurants and street food, expats have plenty to spend their hard-earned wages on and can expect to have a lot of fun as a result.
Looking beyond the country's rich cultural heritage, the advantageous location, sharing a border with Thailand and Indonesia, makes it an excellent base to explore the rest of South East Asia. With a welcoming atmosphere and plenty for children to do, it's no wonder expats can't bear to leave.