My initial research of international schools around KL shows that they are very expensive. For one I calculated in the region of 100,000 MYR to be paid over in first year. Looking at some of the information available, it appears that students from the 'home country' of these schools are in the minority. So I get the impression that these schools see their target market (I use this 'business term' intentionally!) as predominantly ambitious locals and wealthy expats from other countries, who are happy to pay any price for an English-language education for their children.
I've read elsewhere that non-nationals cannot attend Malaysian national schools and apart from this the class sizes are very big.
Neither of these options are attractive for us, although certainly all the extra-curricular facilities in the private schools are nice to think of.
What are the alternatives? Are there 'reasonably priced' private schools, not necessarily with all the 'luxury facilities' and 'marketing language' of the international schools?
We are experienced with homeschooling and therefore this is a realistic option, however it's important our children have social outlets where they can meet other kids. Do networks exist for this, outside schools?