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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Malaysia My 2nd Home (MM2H)

If you are not a resident here and are perhaps contemplating moving to stay elsewhere, Malaysia would be a great country to consider. This article from The Star features some real reasons why expatriates chose Malaysia as their retirement home. The MM2H or Malaysia My 2nd Home is what you would want to check out.

Let me share some of the reasons given on the choice of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, in particular:

KUALA LUMPUR is becoming the top choice for foreigners wanting to live in the country under the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme.

Due to some changes in the rules, the British and Japanese are now among the top nationalities applying for the MM2H visa. Previously, about four years ago, applications from China and Bangladesh topped the list

“Even though some people spoke English in Hungary or Thailand, I would still need an interpreter if I needed something done in the apartment, like if I were to hire a plumber. In Malaysia, there’s never been an issue,”

“Coming here is like coming home. I could find things in the shops here that I would in Britain, silly little things like ginger biscuits which I couldn’t get in Thailand,”

Raymond said although the cost of living in KL was not as low as it used to be, there were some things he could enjoy here which he would not be able to do in Britain.

“I could just go out to the mamak stall to get a roti telur or tosai for very little because the cost of food is cheaper here,” he said.


“We decided to stay in KL because it’s the city centre and more people spoke English,”


There you have it. Pick Malaysia.

Source: The Star

2 comments:

Pete said...

Malaysia has its' own unique attractions. Nice blog.

Happysurfer said...

Thanks, Pete. I'd still pick Malaysia to live anytime.

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