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Best Place is Live

February 27, 2012

I-Travel is great because I can see a foreign country without getting on a plane by using my imagination.  “I” is for imagination. That’s what authors and writers use to take us on a journey. I love to read, write and travel.



The cost of living is affordable (though Thailand is cheaper). Kuala Lumpur is clean, efficient, and well-functioning, with shopping, restaurants, and all the other trappings of a modern metropolis. For this reason, it attracts big numbers of expats both from all over Asia and, to a lesser extent, the West. Malaysia in general welcomes foreign retirees with its My Second Home program, making retiree residency easy to obtain.

Malaysia at a Glance

Population 25 million (July 2007)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) $357.9 billion (2007)
GDP Per Capita $14,400 (2007)
Inflation Rate 2.1%
Currency Ringgit (MYR)
Exchange Rate Versus U.S. Dollar 3.46 ringgits = 1 U.S. dollar (March 2008)
Languages Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese
Capital Kuala Lumpur

Tourist Visa: 90 days upon entry
Residency: employment, dependent, student, and visit Passes; Malaysia My Second Home program grants 5-year renewable visas with privileges; permanent residency requires 5 years of continuous living within the country.

Plus it’s close to Singapore where my sister and her family lives.

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Ingrid Cheng
Author of Dream: Creating a Better World



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