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.
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.
Disclaimer: extreme island therapy within.
Everyone who lives in Malaysia or has been to Penang knows that this island is branded as being the country’s Food Capital.
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.