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LIVING IN MALAYSIA

A Vibrant Country

Malaysia, Truly Asia

Experience a wonderful mix of cultural tradition, nature and gastronomy at the hub of South East Asia.

One of the many things to love about Malaysia is its diverse geographical landscape that changes from state to state. For instance, in Kuala Lumpur, you will find a modern city bustling with life, home to skyscrapers occupied by many multinational companies. In east coast states like Pahang and Terengganu, you will be able to enjoy cool climates of the hilly Cameron Highlands, or walk along beautiful stretches of beaches that face the South China Sea, while in northern states of Malaysia such as Perlis or Kelantan, you will be able to witness stunning sceneries of green paddy fields, mangroves, and see “kampung” or village houses that belong to hardworking farmers and their families.

Read more about Malaysia [here].

RICH CULTURE AND HISTORY

A multi-cultural country

Malaysia is a vibrant melting pot of race and religion, where people of different cultures live side by side harmoniously.

Malaysia is home to citizens of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous races, Malaysia is known for being welcoming, warm and very accepting of people from all walks of life. As a multi-cultural country, Malaysia is known for its people’s ability to speak several languages including Malay, English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Tamil. Students will find that they can easily communicate with locals.

Malaysia is renowned for its vibrant celebration of Chinese New Year, Deepavali and Hari Raya, where you can see spectacular displays of fireworks, costumes, singing and dancing and try local delicacies.

Food

Malaysia - The Food Paradise

Being a multicultural society, food plays a big role in the everyday lives of Malaysians. From steaming nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaves, to wok fried char kuay teow from hawkers, a variety of food is readily available to satisfy your cravings.

Whether you are checking out local high end restaurants or the weekly “pasar malam” (night market) you will definitely discover food to make your taste buds go wild.

About Johor Bahru

Johor is located at the southernmost of West Malaysia. It is a vibrant state, shaped by its culture, history and the beauty of its landscapes, Johor has much to offer anyone that comes its way. Read more at [Tourism Johor]

Staying in Johor Bahru

The cost of living in Malaysia is considered at a low range, estimated to be around RM800 – RM1,500 per month depends on your personal lifestyle.