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Malaysia

A Brief Guide To The Main Religious Beliefs In Malaysia

Posted by: Scar on Sunday October 09, 2016 (17:21:33)   (5641 Reads)
(c) Uwe Aranas
Malaysia is a multicultural country in Southeast Asia inhabited by a population of over 31 million people. Expats find it to be a welcoming place to settle with a healthy work/life balance and a friendly culture. According to the 2016 HSBC Expat Explorer report, Malaysia ranked as the 14th best country worldwide for expats to relocate to in terms of overall lifestyle experience and quality of life.    more ...
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A Guide To The Religious Festivals Of Malaysia

Posted by: Scar on Friday September 30, 2016 (15:10:17)   (2036 Reads)
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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 ...
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Shopping For The First Time In Malaysia? Here's What You Need To Know

Posted by: Carole on Monday September 08, 2014 (02:15:15)   (2682 Reads)
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 al ...    more ...
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Learning To Communicate With The Locals In Malaysia - Some Tips For Expats

Posted by: Carole on Monday July 07, 2014 (15:32:53)   (2574 Reads)
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 langu ...    more ...
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Dealing With Culture Shock In Malaysia - Some Advice For New Expats

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday June 04, 2014 (01:26:04)   (6201 Reads)
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 req ...    more ...
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5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Malaysia

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday April 23, 2014 (14:52:18)   (2178 Reads)
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 ex ...    more ...
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5 Foods You Must Try When Living In Malaysia

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday April 09, 2014 (00:39:25)   (1999 Reads)
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 ...    more ...
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Top Expat Neighborhoods in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by: Jamie on Saturday July 20, 2013 (21:15:22)   (34837 Reads)
As the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur has emerged as a major attraction for white-collar, Western expats throughout the years. Much like Singapore, expats from the United States and Britain are attracted to Kuala Lumpur due to its rising quality of education and health care, as well as its improving infrastructure. Unlike Singapore, however, Kuala Lumpur offers expats a cost-effective place to say while sustainin ...    more ...
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Living in Southern Malaysia - Working in Singapore

Posted by: Jamie on Friday May 03, 2013 (17:51:27)   (7258 Reads)
When comparing the respective lifestyles of Malaysia and Singapore, most individuals - aside from proud Malays - would probably admit that Singapore is more attractive as a cosmopolitan destination.

However, the clear winner in terms of cost of living is Malaysia: among the expenses associated with Singaporean life are rental prices that are more than five times the cost of those in Malaysia, grocery prices that are 79% higher than those of Ma ...    more ...
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What to Expect from the Malaysian Way of Life for an Expat Family

Posted by: Jamie on Friday April 26, 2013 (19:48:49)   (3652 Reads)
Malaysia welcomes expats with open arms and as a result, they have flocked here to enjoy the beautiful weather, affordable living and high quality of life for families. It is said to be one of the best countries in Asia for expats.

Malaysia consists of two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (separated by the South China Sea) and boasts beautiful landscapes, from mountains to the ocean, with something on offer for everyone’s tast ...    more ...