Why Making Malaysia Your Second Home?

Malaysia Ticks All The Boxes √√√

With her many charms, Malaysia IS fast becoming the preferred migration destination for settling down, either as a retirement home or a second home away from home, or simply a vacation home.

This is substantiated by the fact that in year 2012, the top nationalities to participate in the MM2H Programme and have gotten their MM2H Visa approved are from China, Japan, Britain, Iran and Cambodia.

Malaysia has excellent infrastructure, a large community of expats and a great social scene, according to InternationalLiving.com Asia Contributor, Keith Hockton. The country is also incredibly hospitable to expats looking to call Malaysia home.

As for retirees, Tropical Paradise (MM2H) thinks it is about Stretching Your Pensions and Retirement Funds For Much More With A Bundle Of Privileges  AND That Comes With The MM2H Visa.

Why is Malaysia your preferred country to retire or settle down in? Simple. Find out how Malaysia ticks all the boxes for you here.

Because it’s profoundly multi-cultural already, it’s very welcoming towards foreigners. It’s people are friendly and generally very helpful.

Beyond the impressive skyscrapers of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, its boast of many affordable and comfortable to luxurious award-winning properties and homes for you to settle down in, its appealing way of living, has many beautiful and stunning tropical beaches, mountains with beautiful green landscape, impressive golf-course range and quality tea plantations, including housing the oldest rainforest in the world. City living or village living – you name it – all waiting for you to discover. It simply ticks all the boxes of an outstanding and very comfortable retirement haven. It’s a warm country in every way with lots to discover, explore and enjoy.

Malaysia is not like anywhere else, with its own unique characteristics. In Malaysia, all of Asia is right at your doorstep and you will firstly notice this by the myriad of delicious food that can be found all over Malaysia.

If you love living in the city, it has fascinating cities for you to live in where there are state of the art shopping malls, cinemas, full range of top of the range facilities either provided by the government or if you wish to have more, to go for private ones which can offer you more. If you love the outdoors, Malaysia has some of the best places to enjoy your activities – mountainous rainforests and terrains for hiking and jungle trekking, theme parks, preserved parks and man-made parks for cycling and jogging and kite flying, as well as some of the best diving and yachting places in the world. Some of its islands are still pristine and majorly unpolluted unlike the commercial ones in other Asian countries.

The lifestyle in Malaysia is practical, easy and comfortable therefore your costs of living can be incredibly low. Properties, domestic help, health care, food and transportation are all much cheaper comparatively with other Asian countries and definitely with European countries or the United States. The properties, health care and insurance are much less expensive than in most other developed Asian countries, Europe or the United States. In general, facilities are state of the art, with well-trained medical personnel and an excellent standard of care. The hospitality of these service providers are also the standard of a developed country. With a lower cost of living, warm climate all year round, affordable health care and with an English-speaking culture, Malaysia is really the most ideal place to retire. The majority of retirees tend to choose either the capital KL (Kuala Lumpur), Selangor or the islands of Penang and Langkawi as a base.

Asia has always been home to diverse people, traditions, cultures and innumerable wonders. And Malaysia, in the south-eastern tip of the continent reflects the great diversity of Asian lifestyle. The beautiful beaches, natural attractions, arts and craft, soaring skyscrapers and warm and friendly multi ethnic population have given Malaysia a distinct identity as one of the favourite destination for tourist and investors. Besides that, travelling to Malaysia is not a problem as the country is well connected by air. Malaysian Airlines is world famous for its spectacular service and connects the country to almost all parts of the world. In addition to this, Malaysia is also the home of “no frills” airline, Airasia the first low-cost carrier in the region. The country has numerous world class airports and most leading international airline touchdown in the country. There are also a number of sea ports and one can also enter the country by sea. Malaysia is indeed a beautiful country. 

Malaysia’s population is a blend of various ethnic groupings with their own distinct languages, religions, cultures, foods and lifestyles. Malaysians are well known for their warmth and hospitality. Malaysia is a unique country that effortlessly blends tradition with modernity and is a treat for all. Picturesque scenery, modern cities, friendly people and an abundance of natural beauty.
In Malaysia, we are fervently working towards providing a better quality of life for all and that includes providing liveable cities for the urban population. One of the main elements of the Government Transformation Program or GTP is to bring down the crime rate. When the GTP was rolled out in 2010, street crime has dropped 39.6%. Malaysia’s success in reducing its crime index makes it Southeast Asia’s safest and most peaceful country, it gains international recognition with the Global Peace Index 2012 ranking 20th out of 153 countries, up from 26th spot in 2009.

The Economic Transformation Program (ETP) is the second wave of the transformation program. Huge initiatives have been designed to propel Malaysia towards becoming a developed nation by 2020. Except that, the Business Licensing Electronic Support System (BLESS) was developed to streamline the process of acquiring licenses, permits, and approvals to make Malaysia a better place for business. It improves investment and business by simplifying the entire process of gathering information, applying for licences, permits and approvals, tracking applications, feedback and payment for investors and the business community. This has resulted in a substantial reduction in the time required for approval in various agencies and department. Moreover, business can use a “one-stop” approach to apply for all licenses, permits and approvals online instead of going through individual channels. As a directory, BLESS provides all the necessary information and a checklist of items required for each license, permit or approval. This 24-hour business licensing and resource portal (www.bless.gov.my) is valuable for Malaysia’s aims to be a progressively seamless business nation that constantly improves to better compete with other industrialised country.

Overall, there are quality residences – terrace and semidetached houses, bungalows, apartments and condominiums throughout the country. Some of the finest residences are available in tourism zones – on beaches, near jungles and near theme parks, recreational places and city centres. Moreover, cost of living in Malaysia is relatively low. This is due to the Government’s effort in to ensure that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services. The entire country is very well connected with up-to-date, modern road, rail, air and sea transportation systems. Public transport by buses, taxis and trains are comfortable, efficient and very affordable.

But don’t let us entice you to make Malaysia your home. Come for a visit and experience for yourself the environment and way of living in Malaysia. You will realise that Malaysia does really offer a lot and you will be fascinated by its many charms. Make your dream come true and make Malaysia your very own nest!

In a nutshell, there are many reasons for you to migrate to Malaysia these are only some of the reasons:-

Low cost of living than most developed countries

English widely used and spoken

High economic growth

Substantial investment in infrastructure and upgrading of facilities

Warm and friendly people

Hot  and warm climate all year round with no extreme weather nor calamities as Malaysia is lucky to be free of  earthquakes or storms and the like

Economic and political stability

One of the best food haven in the world and a variety of local/international cuisine and food from all over the world

Good educational hub where quality education are offered including international schools, private colleges and   universities

Excellent and accessible health-care providers aplenty

Easy to access shopping malls, supermarkets and hypermarkets (Tesco, Carrefour, BIG, Aeon Jusco amongst others) all over the country with 24 hours grocer shops / stores for  your midnight needs much like SPAR (in the United Kingdom) such as 7 Eleven and KK amongst others

Beautiful cities, villages, beaches and islands

Sports including Formula 1 racing and plenty of golf clubs throughout the country and Malaysian’s most favourite sport, badminton – there are commonly badminton and basketball courts and/or gymm in almost every condominiums or housing developments with these facilities

Other entertainment such as cinemas, theatres, clubs, restaurants, entertainment lounges, cafes, parks and state of the art shopping complexes

Telecommunications is excellent with high speed internet services, mobile phone & landline phone services

Air services for local, regional and international flights to all over the world

First class medical facilities and specialist doctors/medical practitioners with internationally recognised hospitals and clinics with quality health-care providers and care-givers