Malaysia My Second
Retirement in Malaysia
Why Reside in Malaysia?
This Second Home Programme is initiated by the Government of Malaysia and therefore, the success of this programme is assured.
High Standard of Living
With its warm and balmy weather, Malaysia enjoys one of the highest standards of living in Asia while maintaining low costs for goods and services through efficient Government monitoring. The country is well connected with modern road, rail, air and sea transportation systems. The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia have been rated as one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Cost of Living
Taking into account that Malaysia has the infrastructure and development comparable to that of any developed country, the cost of living here is one of the lowest in Asia. This is achieved through the Government of Malaysia's efficient monitoring of the economy in ensuring that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services. By comparison, a McDonald's standard beef burger costs RM2-00 = US$0-54, two pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) costs RM5-30 = US$1-43, a can of Coca Cola in supermarket costs RM1-00 = US$0-27. (Exchange Rate: RM3-70 = US$1-00)
The weather in the tropical paradise of Malaysia is pleasant, warm and balmy with moderate rain throughout the year. There are also highland residential areas and resorts with permanent spring-like weather throughout the country.
The whole country of Malaysia is very well connected with up-to-date, modern road, rail, air and sea transportation systems.
Political Stability and Rule of Law
The ruling Government of Malaysia is the longest serving freely elected Government in the world and represents all groups of people found within the country. Malaysia has long been one of the safest and most politically stable countries in the world by strictly practicing the British system of justice set out in its constitution. This rule of law has enabled the development of an open, democratic society with constitutional guarantees to practice all religions.
Statistics can proof that Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the world and its crime rate is relatively low.
Culture and Language
The Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) is the national language of Malaysia. English is the second language but other languages are also freely used and practiced. Similarly even though the Malay culture pre-dominates, other cultures are practiced very freely resulting in an interesting potpourri which makes Malaysia so different and special.
Food and Fruits
With so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable why Malaysia is a food paradise! The Malaysia tropical fruits are both colourful and exotic. They are available in abundance practically throughout the year at very affordable prices.
Recreation / Entertainment
There are a variety of family entertainment facilities in Malaysia, such as theme parks, jungle trails, sports, water sports and golf courses. The forests in Malaysia are indisputably the oldest in the world and its National Parks are treasure troves of its rich natural heritage.∑ Malaysia's coastline of over 4,800 kilometres now attracts millions of Malaysian and foreign tourists for leisure and relaxation activities. Beaches, islands and coral reefs offer a spectacular venue for all these activities. Numbering more than 190 golf courses throughout Malaysia, they can be found high in the mountains, along seashore, on tropical islands, amidst towering rain forests and in the heart of the cities. The enchanting Pulau Tioman has been rated to be one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Most items normally bought by tourists, such as perfumes, cosmetics, watches, fountain pens and electronic goods are free of tax for visitors. Quality goods from all over the world are imported into Malaysia and are sold at highly competitive prices.
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur promises variety, value and convenience. There is a bewildering range of shopping establishments catering for every taste and budget, which includes modern air-conditioned shopping malls, department stores, handicraft centers, duty-free shops, bazaars and night-markets. Among the items high on the shopping list of tourists are pewter, batik, duty-free items, electrical products, prÍt-a-porter attire, sportswear and handicrafts.
Dining in Malaysia
Food from all over the world can be found in Malaysia at very reasonable cost. Locally, the best of every culture has blended together in unique combinations to make Malaysia into Asia's food paradise. The finest Eastern and Western cuisine are also available in the major ∑cities. Malaysia is also a meeting place of both eastern and western cultures producing a most diverse culinary melting pot.
Healthcare & Medical
Malaysia has a very efficient health system. Medical services from private doctors, clinics and hospitals of international standards are easily obtainable at very reasonable cost. Ease of communication is also guaranteed since English is widely used among medical professionals and staff. Lately, our private hospitals have gained international reputation for its first class services and professionalism at a fraction of the cost elsewhere.
Malaysia has one of the best developed public and private education systems. There are reputable international schools in all major towns with English as the medium of instruction. There are also private colleges and universities offering twinning programs with other well-known universities and major colleges throughout the world.
There are quality residences - terrace houses, semi-detached, bungalows, apartments and condominiums all over Malaysia. There are also some of the finest residences available in tourism zones - on beaches, near jungles and in the vicinity of parks, recreational places and city centers.
Each participant under this programme is allowed to purchase two units of residential houses valued at more than RM150, 000-00 - RM 350,000-00 each depending on the location.
Quality Lifestyle in Malaysia