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  Learning To Communicate With The Locals In Malaysia - Some Tips For Expats


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Malaysia has a rich and diverse history, and even today is home to a variety of people from many different ethnic groups. As a result, the languages spoken in Malaysia are quite varied too.

The most widely spoken language is Bahasa Malaysia, which is actually a dialect of the Malay language. There are several other Malay dialects spoken across the country, in addition to which you will hear Chinese dialects, certain Indian languages, and languages of some of the native tribes. English too is fairly widely spoken across Malaysia, especially in the cities and towns. In the bigger cities like Kuala Lumpur, it is even possible to get by on English alone.   more ...

  Dealing With Culture Shock In Malaysia - Some Advice For New Expats


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Expats moving to Malaysia may experience some amount of culture shock in the initial period of settling down. The good news is that Malaysia is a country with a diverse and multicultural society. The locals are also friendly towards foreigners and there are many modern amenities available, which would make expats from different parts of the world, feel quite comfortable. However there may be some aspects of Malaysian life and culture that may require a little extra adjustment.

Weather

Malaysian weather seems perfect if you’re on a holiday.   more ...

  5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Malaysia


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Malaysia has more than 200 golf courses and has much to offer to golf enthusiasts of any skill level. The golfing experience in this Southeast Asian country ranges from the top tournaments where skill and mastery is on display, to the luxury beach resorts where one can enjoy an afternoon of recreational golf. Golf is also much more accessible here as compared to other destinations in Southeast Asia such as China and Japan where the fees may be exorbitant. Here are five of the best golf courses in Malaysia.

Orna Golf and Country Club, Malacca

This 27-hole course in Malacca opened in 1997 and has hosted several professional events ever since.   more ...

  5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Malaysia


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Spice trading in Malaysia goes all the way back to the 15th century and the country has continued its affair with spices well into modern times. Malaysian cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors, with many overlapping gastronomic influences. It is not uncommon to find Thai curries, Chinese noodles and Indian gravy dishes in one menu. With the population being as diverse as its cuisine, living in Malaysia is bound to be an exciting adventure of tastes, textures and cooking techniques. Here are 5 Malaysian dishes you must try.

Nasi Lemak

Considered to be the national dish, Nasi Lemak is one of the most traditional dishes of Malaysian cuisine.   more ...

  Foreign Talent and the Thriving Malaysian Economy


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Due to strong governance, the Malaysian economy has continued to thrive and grow despite global economic downturns in the rest of the Asian world. Expats are drawn to this success, viewing the economic performance of the country as a good indication of future growth and prosperity. Many credit the recent economic good fortune to a flexible form of governance that has been able to overcome problems that have beset other countries. As a successful manufacturing hub of Asia, Malaysia has more than ever before begun to appeal to expats from areas such as Europe, North America and Australia. By securing foreign talent, Malaysia’s economy has expanded further, reaping beneficial foreign investment as well.   more ...

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