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Johor Baharu, which is one of the major Malaysian cities, is a rapidly and continuously developing city. Thanks to its proximity with Singapore, Johor Baharu has become a very popular destination with expatriates.

Its economy, which is mainly driven by trade, has attracted many international companies over the years. Living in Johor Baharu is also a new start for many expatriates worldwide.

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As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur — often simply referred to as KL — not only serves as a fantastic travel hub to other destinations in South-East Asia, but it offers modern amenities, good healthcare, and a generally high standard of relatively affordable living that make it an attractive destination for international students who wish to gain a globally recognised qualification, as well as experience living in the exotic Far East.

If you have a cat or a dog with which you cannot part, then transporting your pet to Malaysia will be a main concern. Regulations vary depending from which country you are travelling, the type of pet you have and its state of health, so it's best to enquire with your nearest Malaysian embassy and a pet travel specialist before proceeding.

Malaysia is such a melting pot of geographical, cultural and social diversity that there really is something to cater for any lifestyle. Its islands, beaches, rainforests and metropoles make it an exciting travel hub that many expatriates make the most of while living in the country. It's easy and relatively affordable to spend weekends and holidays exploring other parts of Malaysia or neighbouring countries.

Malaysians are known to be social media addicts, so there's nothing to be embarrassed about if your data connection is one of your prime concerns when moving to Malaysia. You'll most probably be keen to keep in touch with your friends and family back home, and being contactable is of utmost importance in our developed world — for business and social reasons.

From its tourist hotspots to its incredible dining experiences, Kuala Lumpur can keep you busy during the day and up all night. Whether you're a foodie, a fitness freak, a music lover, a shopaholic, or a parent in search of fun activities to entertain the kids, the capital of Malaysia has something for everyone. Thanks to its iconic landmarks and entertainment offerings, as well as its fascinating history and diverse culture, your life in KL will be far from boring.

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Our expat blog of the month: Jill's Journey

It's been nearly twenty years since Jill first moved to Mexico for a study abroad semester. There, she met the love of her life which brought about the irresistible desire to come back and settle in Mexico. Jill talks about her journey and her everyday life as an expat on her blog. If you have always wondered what life in Mexico is ...

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