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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 ...

Malaysia > Living


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

Monday July 07, 2014 (15:32:53)

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 ...

Malaysia > Living


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

Wednesday June 04, 2014 (01:26:04)

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.


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

Malaysia > Living


5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Malaysia

Wednesday April 23, 2014 (14:52:18)

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 ...

Malaysia > Living


5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Malaysia

Wednesday April 09, 2014 (00:39:25)

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 ...

Malaysia > Working


Foreign Talent and the Thriving Malaysian Economy

Saturday July 20, 2013 (21:44:27)

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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