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Malaysia – Recommended Blogs

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.Featuring fun things to do with kids, family travels and the lovely smile of an ordinary American Mum turned globetrotter, this is a fantastic blog resource for families looking to move to Malaysia.

Tropical Expat

Retiring from the corporate rat-race of London, British-born Ian and his wife decided to enjoy the tropical shores of Malaysia. Deciding to blog the discoveries and answers he struggled to research online, he discovered the cathartic act of blogging led to many more adventures as well as clearing out his mind.


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Following the life and travels of an OFW (Overseas Fillipino Worker), Roumery.com is the personal tale of Merx, an Electronics Engineer turned IT Professional. Full of tips specifically aimed at fellow OFWs (including his Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Work in Malaysia Compared to Philippines), this blog is full to bursting with expat tales and places to visit in Malaysia.

Sleepless in KL

Living in Malaysia since 1993, Mimi is a mother of 6, career-woman, incidental world traveler, photography enthusiast, self-confessed gadget geek, and aspiring polyglot (7 languages to date). In between all of that she shares her thoughtful musings on life as a longterm Filipina expat.

I Love Johor Bahru

9 years after starting his blog, John is still sharing everything an expat could need to know about this fascinating city. With topics ranging from coffee discoveries to his favorite aspects of Malaysian life as a UK expat, this blog is bursting with practical living tips.

Happy Go KL

Written by a bevy of amazing ladies, this team blog shares a plethora of honest recommendations, travel adventures and practical tips including a intriguing ‘Mompreneur’ series. With an entire section of advice on moving to Kuala Lumpur with kids in tow, Happy Go KL is a fantastic resource for families looking to move to shores more tropical.

Ale Berrie

Discovering her passion for all things foodie in SE Asia, Ale blogs about her Malaysian lifestyle and incredible adventures. Posts feature everything from DIY projects, travel food reviews, and yoga charts to beautifully photographed restaurant reviews and Mount Everest day itineraries.

Wanderlust and Wonder

Featuring gorgeous photography, a globe-wagging golden retriever called Flossy and the passion of a Woodface, New York native, Wanderlust and Wonder is a fascinating collection of recommendations, discoveries and expat stories.

We’re always on the lookout for more sites to feature – if you run a blog about living in Malaysia, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!

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