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Top destination for expatriation, Kuala Lumpur is a modern global city. It is not only Malaysia's capital and biggest city but also its economic, financial, industrial and cultural heart. In short, Kuala Lumpur is a fast growing metropolis.

Surrounded by lush forests, Kuala Lumpur is a green city, interspersed with skyscrapers, providing an unparalleled quality of life to expatriates along with opportunities.

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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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Happy Go KL will bring you tips what to do in KL with your kids - or without them. We will also talk about parenting, traveling in Malaysia and the region and all other things happy.

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