Moving to Malaysia


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Prohibited and restricted items

Every country has its own rules and regulations surrounding prohibited and restricted items. It’s important to be aware of these prior to the move to avoid any delays.

We can provide further information should you require it – please get in touch and we’ll be happy to advise.


Not only is Malaysia one of the cheapest countries in the world to live in, it also has one of the lowest crime rates with violent crime being practically non-existent. Malaysia has one of the most tolerant and multicultural societies in the world with a mix of races and religions (including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism) all co-existing peacefully.

Malaysia is an ideal country for expats looking to make a move to Asia, a very welcoming country it even has its own scheme designed for foreign nationals – MM2H (Malaysia My Second Home). With a wealth of tradition, modern convenience and culture Malaysia consists of two regions separated by the South China Sea – the mainland peninsula and East Malaysia. One of the least populated countries in Asia, Malaysia is made up of rolling countryside, jungles, tropical islands and beaches to relax on.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is the financial, cultural and economic centre of the city. Housing offices for large international businesses, cultural markets and luxury shopping centres – Kuala Lumpur is an attractive destination for expats looking to immerse themselves in Malaysia’s culture.

A popular destination for expats, the cost of living in Malaysia is extremely low and property ownership laws for expats are also very relaxed. Employment and career opportunities are also very promising in Malaysia as its economy is stable and growing.

Malaysia also has an excellent healthcare system with state provided healthcare or private healthcare that still comes in at a much lower price than other countries. Education is also of a good standard in Malaysia with a great range of international schools available – especially in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia is a melting pot of nationalities and as a result it has a rich culture and a developed cuisine. Many of Malaysia’s influences come from its Chinese and Indian immigrants as well as a strong history of colonisation.

Malaysia is a rich, welcoming country that actively seeks to attract expats looking for a new adventure. If you’re planning to relocate, we can help! Simply get in touch. E: enquiries@squab.co.uk T: 0845 4680 160

Don’t forget to take a look at our handy checklist as a guide to help with organising your move. There’s additional space for you to add your own notes, as every move is different.


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