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Malaysia

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Merx, Selangor

Posted by: Scar on Thursday July 14, 2016 (07:01:36)   (774 Reads)
Merx
Who are you?

Hi there – I’m Merx, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Selangor, Malaysia. I graduated as an Electronics Engineer in Mapua Institute of Technology and practiced Infocomm Technology (IT) profession as a Software Test Engineer.

I’m also the author behind Roumery.com, a blog dedicated to traveling and narrating the life of an overseas worker.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Dr. Angelo Nino M. Santos, Penang

Posted by: Carole on Monday March 11, 2013 (11:10:18)   (3154 Reads)
Dr. Angelo Nino M. Santos and family
I’m Dr. Angelo Nino M. Santos or Doc Gelo to my students and blog readers. I am a Filipino licensed General Physician, Medical Educator and the Blogger behind Beyond Toxicity. I’ve been teaching my profession since 2004 and have been blogging since 2007 from the Philippines and when I got a chance to work as a Lecturer in a Medical University-College in Penang back in 2010, I continued my passion in blogging in Malaysia.

I am married to my wife, Cristina and have a son named, Gabby. The three of us are currently based in Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia. I remember I only wanted to work abroad and had no idea of Malaysia prior to 2010 except for having the picture of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers etched on my mind. Back then, I never heard anything about Penang and just grabbed the opportunity that came my way.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Anabelle Co-Martinent, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by: Carole on Saturday February 23, 2013 (22:30:20)   (9167 Reads)
Anabelle Co-Martinent
Who are you?

I'm Anabelle Co-Martinent, a Chinese-Filipino expat who is living in Kuala Lumpur for 6 years now. Married to French hubby and we consider KL as our home. Mother to a lovely 3-year old little girl, enjoying my mid 30's and trying to live life to the fullest.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I left Manila in 2006 when I had to go to Singapore for my wedding. Stayed with my husband in Singapore for a few months and then moved to Kuala Lumpur in 2007. We had to move because back then my husband's office was consolidating all their operations to Kuala Lumpur.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Monica Tindall, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by: Carole on Monday February 18, 2013 (15:40:05)   (2706 Reads)
Monica Tindall
Who are you?

I am an Australian who loves to eat, travel and make the most of every minute. I have lived the expatriate life for well over 15 years now, having postings in both Asia and South America. I have a special place in my heart for socially responsible organizations and like to promote those on my blog, The Yum List, alongside all of my delicious food, spa and hotel finds. To find the best places to eat, stay and spa in Malaysia and further abroad you can check out my findings at the yumlist.blogspot.com.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Stephen Sovie, Tanjung Tokong area of Penang

Posted by: Carole on Saturday February 16, 2013 (10:06:40)   (2949 Reads)
Stephen Sovie
Who are you?

My name is Stephen Sovie

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I have always been drawn to Asia and after visiting a number of countries in Asia I decided upon Malaysia, primarily because I had a close friend here and because of the MM2H visa program.

What challenges did you face during the move?

The biggest challenge I faced was with the US banking system and finding a suitable way to access my money in the US.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Brenda, Seremban

Posted by: Jamie on Monday January 14, 2013 (02:21:12)   (3612 Reads)
Brenda
Who are you?

I am a Toronto-born, Canadian Caucasian of British descent, an English teacher, minister of the Gospel, mother of six and grandmother of eleven. My first son was born in the back seat of a car on the Mexico City autobahn.

As each child came along, we just added them to our travel roster. Since 1974, we have been expats in such countries as Mexico, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Thailand, Malaysia and the US. Then, as a single mother, I lived with three of my children in Spain for two years before continuing on to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Later, I travelled alone overland from Malaysia to China. Although Borneo was the one place on earth I feared the most, I actually went to Saba with a group of friends and stayed in the long houses for two weeks. Now, I love Borneo.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Shazed, Serdang

Posted by: Jamie on Friday January 11, 2013 (00:06:15)   (1949 Reads)
Shazed
Who are you?

My name is Shazed; I am a Chemical Engineer and a husband as well. I am living in Malaysia for last 3 years and completed my postgraduate here from a top research university. This was my first expat experience and I enjoyed exploring the new country and the excellent quality of life offered by the nearby vicinity. My wife and I are having fun since our relocation to Malaysia as there is lots of scope for leisure, mostly in the long holidays.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to the Peninsular Malaysia when I was offered a scholarship to continue the postgraduate study.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Jigna, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by: Jamie on Wednesday January 09, 2013 (16:13:49)   (2604 Reads)
Jigna
Who are you?

My name is Jigna and I head the English Department in a reputed college in Kuala Lumpur. Before this, I have taught in an International School and have headed a group of pre-schools. I have been in the education field for about 14 years now. I am married and have two school-going children who attend an International School here.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1996 from Mumbai, India, almost 17 years ago. We had lived in Mumbai for over 10 years. We moved mainly for work purposes as we started a new business venture in Kuala Lumpur. We also thought it would be a good place to bring up a family, with Malaysia being multi-cultural. Malaysia is also well-known for its stable economy, fine sunny weather and a peaceful environment.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Malaysia

Malaysia

Ken, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by: Jamie on Tuesday January 08, 2013 (20:37:03)   (2266 Reads)
Ken
Who are you?

Hi, my name is Ken and I have been a consultant project manager for about 15 years.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

In March 2011 I had just finished a really enjoyable 2 years in Sri Lanka and was eagerly looking for another Asian opportunity. So, I was really delighted to be given the chance to work in Kuala Lumpur with one of the telecom companies headquartered in the capital.   more ...


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