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.
The ultimate ‘how to’ guide for getting to one of Thailand’s best islands, Koh Phangan. It includes flight, train and bus options, as well as links to make bookings.
Sometimes we want a holiday to take us far away from our 9 to 5, put us through our paces and push us out of our comfort zone.
Since its flower-power days, Koh Phangan has been branded a ‘budget’ island with backpacker style accommodation. But all that is changing. With plenty of mid-range hotels and a decent pick of luxury alternatives, its an island that caters for all holiday budgets.
Culture, cuisine, clan houses and charm. This cocktail is modern George Town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that sits proudly in the Pearl of the Orient.