Expat Living Tips: The Big Move to Malaysia

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There are many people taking the plunge to make a home away from their home country, and Malaysia is one of the top new homes for them. Whether you’re an expat due to the nature of your job, or simply for the sheer thrill for new culture, environment, and experience, here are 3 tips from us that would ease your big move to Malaysia.

1. Do research on your new neighbourhood.

Understanding the local concerns through the local news is a great way to familiarize yourself with what’s going on, as well as to find for things to look forward to. As you narrow down your research to find a neighbourhood where you want to live in, ask yourself these questions:

a. Where to send your kids to school? (If you have kids and are bringing them with you)
b. Where and how will you be able to access healthcare?
c. How are you going to commute? (Public transportation or buy a car?)
d. How do you go about renting, leasing, or buying a place to live according to local laws?

2. Packing: Understand what items you’ll need for your new home.

It’s best to limit the number of items you take with you because spending your money on getting new items is a much better option than spending them on shipping companies and customs department. Also, Malaysia is a tropical country, so seasonal items like winter clothing wouldn’t be necessary. Having said that, we understand that there are some items you could not leave behind, such as your work files or samples, health equipment, and comfort items like your favourite writing desk and the only mattress that allows you a good night’s sleep. Once you have the list of items for your new home, start packing and make
arrangements with a shipping company.

3. Get a self storage unit!

Moving from one country to another may come with unexpected surprises. The same applies to your new home, or perhaps the several properties that you have your eyes on. So, once you have arrived in Malaysia take your time to relax and view the properties, as well as your other options. Because you will be staying here for a long period of time, choosing a neighbourhood and a home to live in is crucial. Don’t crunch your time just because your items are arriving, you can keep them in our climate-controlled storage units for as long as you need.

Once you have confirmed a home, we will help you to make arrangements to move your items into your new living space. We recommend to move gradually to avoid cluttering your new home. Also, it’s important to spend some time to adjust yourself to your new environment so that you know exactly what you need in your new home. You might not need all your items at once, or some might not be necessary at all. Don’t worry, we can store your extra items until you decide what to do with them.

Contact us today to book a storage unit before your shipment arrives, and we will be more than happy to assist you on your transition into your new home in Malaysia.

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