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Malaysia > Living


A Guide To The Religious Festivals Of Malaysia

Friday September 30, 2016 (15:10:17)
(c) CE Photo, Uwe Aranas
Best described as a bustling and diverse melting pot of different races, Malaysia is one of the most multicultural nations that you will ever see. Its local population comprises Malay (50%), Chinese (22.6%), Indigenous (11.8%), Indian (6.7%) and other people. More than 8% of the residents are foreigners. The country is home to a huge expat population mainly from Europe, North America and Australia.   more ...

Malaysia > Links


Malaysia - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday June 14, 2016 (12:19:08)

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Malaysia and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.

Malaysian Meanders

The expat adventures of a Texas family living in Penang, Malaysian Meanders is the personal diary of Michele.   more ...

Malaysia > Working


Why Moving To Malaysia Will Bring You Better Career Satisfaction

Monday May 02, 2016 (10:16:05)
Getting an offer to work in another country is bound to be a very exciting prospect. It could give you the chance to boost your profile, realize your ambitions, and build a new life for yourself as well as your loved ones. However, it is important to remember that adjusting to a foreign place isn’t always a great experience, personally and professionally.   more ...

Malaysia > Financial


How High Is The Cost Of Living For Expats In Malaysia?

Friday January 29, 2016 (15:26:37)
Malaysia offers excitement, adventure and opportunity for expats. A booming economy, rich culture, a high level of development and friendly locals make the country a vibrant and energetic place to live and work.

There has been a long history of empires and immigration in Malaysia, making for a hectic mix of ethnic backgrounds and a plethora of languages. Luckily for expats, English has become widespread, and is well established at all levels of society.   more ...

Malaysia > Health


Accessing Healthcare In Malaysia As An Expat

Sunday July 12, 2015 (13:25:14)
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Malaysia’s healthcare system has been ranked as the third best of 24 countries in a recent study conducted by an American publication. It outranked other places such as Spain, Italy, New Zealand, and Ireland. The success of Malaysia’s healthcare system was attributed to the expertise of its healthcare practitioners, the range of available health insurance options, and affordability. The low costs of healthcare services make it possible to pay out-of-pocket for a variety of standard procedures.   more ...

Malaysia > Working


A Guide To Office Culture In Malaysia

Friday April 10, 2015 (03:47:55)

Moving to a different country is a major decision and it can take a while to get accustomed to an unfamiliar culture, language and cuisine. Malaysia is a modern and multicultural country with a local population that is warm and welcoming towards foreigners. Therefore expats are not likely to experience a large degree of culture shock. But every country has its unique way of life and this may take some getting used to.

Malaysian culture
The population of Malaysia consists of different ethnic communities and immigrants from different parts of the globe. Along with the Malay, Chinese and Indian communities, which are among the largest in the country, there are also a number of other indigenous groupings. As such Malaysia is an interesting blend of cultures, each with its own customs and traditions.   more ...

Malaysia > Health


What Are The Health Risks For Expats In Malaysia?

Saturday March 07, 2015 (05:54:38)

Before you move to Malaysia, it is advisable to consult your GP and check if there is need for any vaccinations or preventive health measures. It is best to do this at least eight weeks before you travel. It’s also important to ensure that you have the proper health insurance that can cover any medical treatment overseas. Public and private hospitals in Malaysia charge for services and private healthcare can be quite expensive. But expats can expect some of the best quality healthcare in the world here and this is especially evident in the large cities like Kuala Lumpur. Here are some of the health risks in Malaysia that expats should be aware of, so they can take the necessary preventive measures.   more ...

Malaysia > Moving


Moving To Malaysia - What To Expect As A New Expat

Sunday January 18, 2015 (04:25:40)

When you make the decision to move to a new country, you will face many challenges – and this will start before you make the move! Informing your friends and family will be tough and you might face opposition from quite a few people which would just serve to heighten your own uncertainties. The best way to deal with your relocation is to research and prepare as much as possible. Here are a few things you can expect as a new Expat in Malaysia:

A Multi- Racial country

Malaysia has a multi-ethnic and multi-racial country with little or no discrimination. The three main cultures are the Malay, Chinese and Indian and this has resulted in a wide variety of cuisines, clothing and culture.   more ...

Malaysia > Health


Using The Healthcare System In Malaysia - A Short Guide For Expats

Monday October 06, 2014 (02:16:29)

The healthcare system in Malaysia is known to be of a high standard. In fact, the country is a major medical tourism destination that attracts many foreigners in need of high quality, yet affordable treatments. The healthcare system is aimed at providing care to everyone within the country, however access to such medical care may be difficult in rural areas and remote regions of the country.

Medical facilities

Malaysia offers both public and private healthcare. Both provide excellent services, have trained staff and employ modern techniques.   more ...

Malaysia > Living


Shopping For The First Time In Malaysia? Here's What You Need To Know

Monday September 08, 2014 (02:15:15)

Malaysia is a shopping destination that caters to every type of shopper. This is evident in the many malls, shops and markets in many cities and especially in the capital of Kuala Lumpur. From designer fashion to the latest in electronics, Malaysia offers it all. One of the highlights of the country’s shopping scene is the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival, which takes place every year and attracts both locals and tourists. In Malaysia, there’s also the advantage of exemption of duty on many products. There are duty-free shops in in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and the islands of Labuan and Langkawi, and also in the city centers and international airports.   more ...

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