Stranger In A Foreign Land? Expats In Malaysia

Many reasons exist to move outside of your native country. From some who want to retire in their ancestors’ homeland to just finding a more inviting culture, people have as many individual reasons as there may be expatriates.

Still, others move to find better work opportunities, to perform specialized work (such as missionaries or to serve in the Peace Corps) while others simply need a change of pace. There are special issues and challenges faced only by expats that they all basically can share with one another.

When Your Homeland Follows You To Your New Home
Voting rights may get complicated, but still, be extended to citizens who have simply re-settled elsewhere. After all, everyone is a citizen of some nation, and when you move, you usually take those rights and privileges with you. It means you also have the honor of continuing tax obligations in many cases to pay to your homeland. Yet, largely, these two issues depend on their homeland’s rules, and their specific situation.

Moving For Work
Many move to Malaysia for a job or to join their significant other when they get a job in Malaysia. Expats collectively seem to take great joy in the Malaysian culture, loving the experience of this multi-cultural nation for one.

It’s not just the multiple religions and cultures  that come together that fascinates expats, but all the geography of Malaysia as a Southeast Asian country as well. The world-classi-WFNC6Xn-XL-298x186 urban center that Kuala Lumpur has become intrigues expats. For other expats, the island life is how the transplants have decided to exist in Malaysia.

Issues Facing Non-Muslim Expats
While Malaysia has been celebrated for its diversity, in recent years, what can be described as Sharia law has been rearing its head in Malaysian society and government. While one could cite this combined with an inkling of hudud law, such as stoning and lobbing off of hands for making legal missteps, it is not foreign compared to Malaysia over the past 30 years. In fact, the place has become much friendlier and more open to the world as a whole, so it could be mostly hypersensitivity throughout the rest of the world and international media based on events happening throughout the rest of the world.

Language A Reflection Of Malaysia’s Melting Pot
The good news is that Malay slang continues to mix various Chinese dialects, Malay, Tamil, and English in an interesting mix of words and phrases very much “Malaysian”. It helps to get abreast of the lingo and learn some key phrases prior to stepping foot in Malaysia. It is an enjoyable way to intermingle with other expats from other countries and the locals alike. epf-298x186

Food is as diverse and delicious as you could expect in a multicultural nation such as this one. One of the top dishes is nasi lemak, which is rice that has been steamed in coconut milk along with pandan leaves for a very rich taste.  As the national dish, it is served with hard boiled eggs, peanuts, cucumber slices, Ikan Bilis along with sambal.

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How To Get The Cheapest Kuala Lumpur Tour Packages

I love traveling, as I love to go out and have new and insightful experiences. However, I of course don’t have all of the money in the world to go out and enjoy traveling as much as I would like to. Hence, whenever I go traveling I like to ensure that I am able to go without spending too much money. This means that I like to take advantage of many different deals and packages that may be on offer through such things as travel agents. Indeed, by going ahead and taking advantage of these campaigns, you are able to save lots of money. This money can be used for future travel adventures. Hence, here’s how to get the cheapest Kuala Lumpur tour packages.
National-Monument-KLLots of people haven’t visited Malaysia, and I believe that this is quite a shame. I have found Malaysia to be one of the most interesting countries that I have visited in Asia. Hence, I always like to go back to the country and visit areas that I hadn’t been to in prior visits. Funnily enough, I hadn’t properly explored Kuala Lumpur in my prior visits. Although the airport is located in Kuala Lumpur, I would often get on a bus or train soon after landing and go to country areas of Malaysia whenever i went to visit in the past. Hence, this time I wanted to actually go ahead and explore the metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur.
I knew that going and traveling to Malaysia would be a lot more expensive than traveling to areas nearby, such as Canada. However, I have always had a love for Malaysia and I really wanted to visit again and experience the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur. Hence, to ensure that I would be able to go,  I did everything possible to get the lowest price possible for Kuala Lumpur tour packages that I could use. Thankfully, the time that I was searching for packages was during the summer, which meant that prices were actually quite cheaper than normal. Kuala Lumpur is known to have quite hot summers, which may deter people on going. However, I am perfectly fine with hot tropical conditions so this did not bother me at all.

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There are lots of great websites on the internet that compare that various prices of tourism packages on offer by a number of travel companies. Using resources such as this, I was quickly able to see just how much these travel companies were charging for a Kuala Lumpur tourism package. Hence, it goes without saying that I went ahead and decided to go with the package that was the cheapest, while also being from a reputable company. Beware of getting packages from relatively unknown companies as they can turn out to be scams.
Hence, by doing this, I was able to get an immensely cheap deal to go on a tourism tour of Kuala Lumpur. It goes without saying that I enjoyed this tour immensely and would definitely recommend that someone visit Kuala Lumpur.