By moving to Malaysia, you will be exposed not only to a different culture and lifestyle but also to a vibrant and diverse economy.
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|Visas, passports and entry requirements|
|Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits|
|Labour market, how to find a job|
Finding a job will probably be one of your first priorities if you dream of settling in Malaysia. The country's labor market is quite open to foreigners.
Ipoh's labor market is quite open to foreigners. However, technicians and engineers have more chances of being hired there.
Located near Singapore's borders, Johor Baharu is very welcoming to foreigners, especially tourists and highly qualified professionals.
Klang is deemed to be one of Malaysia's and the world's major and most active port cities. You shall definitely find a job there.
Seremban has a diverse labor market due to various economic activities which take place there. It provides many career prospects.
|How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements|
Known to be Malaysia's second capital city, Johor Baharu is mainly an industrial city. It also provides a range of accommodation options.
Ipoh is deemed to be one of Malaysia's cheapest cities due to its low cost of living. As regards accommodation, offers are very affordable.
Klang is, above all, known to be a port city. But it also provides accommodation for foreigners wishing to settle there.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city, is definitely welcoming to foreigners wishing to settle there, offering many housing units.
Malaysia provides a range of accommodation options at different rates for foreigners: apartments, condominiums, houses, room-sharing, etc.
|Student visa, University registration|
As an international student in Malaysia, you are probably wondering how to cope with the cost of living and make some savings. Here are some tips.
In July 2014, the UNESCO ranked Malaysia as the 11th most preferred destinations for higher studies worldwide.
|Public and private health systems|
|Open and manage a bank account|
|Tax system, income tax|
There are different types of taxes in Malaysia: road tax, consumption tax, property tax, income tax, etc. These also apply to foreigners.
As the year draws to a close, it is important to relook at the qualifying tax expenses which will reduce your chargeable income resulting in a lower tax payable. It makes a difference especially if you are in the higher tax brackets. Let us look at some of the reliefs.
Tax system for expatriates in Malaysia
|Train, bus, plane, car rental|
Kuala Lumpur provides a wide range of public transport to allow you travel everywhere across the city. Rates are rather affordable for some.
You can choose among various means of transport to travel across Malaysia: train, bus, taxi, plane, car, motorcycle, bicycle, etc.
|moving, formalities and useful tips|
|Phone line, internet provider, post office|
|Sports, leisure and cultural activities|
A list of tips and mostly things to watch out for socially from the perspective of a 3 year long experience.
If you wish to travel to Malaysia with your pet, whether it is a cat or a dog, conditions will vary according to your home country.
Malaysia is deemed to be a mixture of Chinese, Indian and Eurasian cultures at all levels. By moving there, you will discover a different lifestyle.