Here are some popular cities and regions for expats living in Malaysia:
As Malaysia is a multi-racial country, Malaysians are generally proficient in at least two languages: Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil, etc. Malaysia has its unique multicultural, however, we can still find traces of British colonialism in the architecture, education, food, and languages since it was colonized by the British. These elements have long made Malaysia unique, and have also made many foreigners like to travel to Malaysia, and even invest and emigrate.
Furthermore, Malaysia is a diverse country with a mix of urban and rural areas, each offering unique advantages. In recent years, foreigners around the world have chosen Malaysia as their destination. This depends on various factors such as personal preferences, lifestyle, work location, and family needs.
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1. KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre)
KLCC is a central business district with a mix of upscale condominiums, shopping malls, and office buildings. Additionally, it’s home to the iconic Petronas Towers and offers a vibrant city lifestyle with easy access to entertainment, dining, and shopping. This place is suitable for expats living in Malaysia who like the city vibe.
2. Mont Kiara
Secondly, Mont Kiara is known for its high-rise condominiums and expat-friendly community. It is a preferred choice for many expats since International schools, shopping centers, and a variety of dining options contribute to its popularity. Therefore, Mont Kiara is an appealing option for expatriates planning to relocate with their families.
Ampang is a mature residential area with a mix of locals and expatriates. It offers a variety of housing options and is known for its cultural diversity. Moreover, Ampang has more affordable options, with a good selection of apartments and houses. It is also home to a number of parks and green spaces.
4. Pulau Pinang
Except for the Klang Valley area, Penang also is known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful beaches, and delicious street food. For example, George Town, the capital of Penang, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers a unique blend of historical charm and modern living. Penang is your first choice if you are looking for a laid-back, local, and modern city.
5. Petaling Jaya
Lastly, Petaling Jaya is also the best place for expats living. Petaling Jaya is a satellite city adjacent to Kuala Lumpur. It offers a mix of residential and commercial areas, with good amenities and accessibility such as international schools, grocers, and public transport. Moreover, compared to Kuala Lumpur city, the cost of living in Petaling Jaya can be said to be lower, but the job opportunities are not inferior to Kuala Lumpur.
In conclusion, Malaysia is a combination of fast-paced and leisurely country, compared with other advanced countries. Besides, the living pressure in Malaysia is low, and living in Malaysia is safer as we have fewer natural disasters as well. Choosing Malaysia as your place of residence allows you to enjoy a green, peaceful and relaxing environment, which is definitely a choice you will not regret.
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