Kuala Lumpur has long been a popular destination for savvy expats, but only recently has Malaysia started charting as one of the best places to live in the world. Just last year, in a comprehensive survey by Internations, it jumped 23 places to rank 15th worldwide for providing the best expat experience. From friendly and welcoming locals, to high-quality condos, top-notch travel opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle, KL offers more westernised standards at Asian prices.
As I write this post, I’m still amazed that I’ve been living in Kuala Lumpur for a year and a half already. It’s been hard to keep me in one place for longer than 12 months since I left London in 2011, but so far KL is keeping my expat/posh gypsy feet very firmly on the ground.
So here’s the big question: Where should you live in the world’s most liveable city?
Firstly, let’s think of Melbourne as a collection of great suburbs that piece together like a puzzle.
In just less than 8 weeks, I’ll be packing my bags and emigrating once again. I always get really excited before moving abroad and heading into the unknown.
I remember the exact moment when the Sailor and I decided to take the plunge and head Down Under. It was my second stint in Prague and about two months into the cold snap.
- Do you have a two-year teaching contract in Thailand?
- Are you expecting to get all of your tax back after you leave?