Malaysia My Second Home Programme is initiated, organized and launched by the Malaysian Government. It is therefore a programme that the Government will continuously work to ensure its success.
The ruling Government is the longest serving freely elected Government in the world. It is a Government representing all the races, religions and cultures found in Malaysia. In fact, Malaysia is one of the most politically stable countries in the world.
The weather is pleasant, warm, and balmy with moderate rain throughout the year. There are also highland residential areas and resorts with permanent spring-like weather throughout the country.
Here, you will discover a delightful fusion of three of Asia's oldest civilization - Malay, Chinese and Indian. A potpourri enriched with indigenous traditions of the Kadazans, Ibans and other ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Added with the influence of the British, Portuguese, Dutch and Thais, Malaysians are indeed a blend of diverse cultures.
Malaysia has one of the highest standards of living in the region with all the modern infrastructure and facilities in place.
Cost of living is one of the lowers in Asia and will remain so for a very long time. This is achieved through the Government's efficient management of the economy is ensuring that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services.
There are quality residences - terrace and semi-detached houses, bungalows, apartments and condominiums all over the country. There are also some of the finest residences available in tourism zones - on beaches, near jungles and near theme parks, recreational places and city centers.
The entire country is very well connected with up-to-date, modern road, rails, air and sea transportation systems. Public transport by buses, taxis and trains are comfortable, efficient and very affordable.
The country has one of the best developed and quality educational systems – both public and private. It is the place for quality education from nursery right up to the highest level of university education. There are international schools of repute in all major towns with English as the media of instruction. There are also private colleges and universities offering twinning programmes with other well-known universities and major colleges from throughout the world.Malaysia is the place to get quality international-class education at a very reasonable cost. It has become an educational centre of excellence for the region.
Over the years, Malaysia has grown into a sophisticated healthcare hub in Asia. With state-of-the-art medical facilities and highly qualified personnel, Malaysia is well-positioned to cater to the healthcare needs of people from the world over.
The fine range of spas in the country provides the ideal setting for complete rejuvenation and relaxation. Malaysia has some of the finest spas in the world be it on a pristine island or right in the middle of the city centre. From traditional Malay massages, Indian Ayurvedic treatments and Oriental acupressure practices there is a vast backdrop of health rituals in Malaysia.
Malaysia offers a variety of local and international food to suit all tastes and budgets. With so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable that each race has picked up the best of each other's food and turned Malaysia into Asia's Food Paradise. Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year.
The country has many ideal recreational sports for the family. Thrill seekers can enjoy an exhilarating time at the many theme parks while those who prefer a relaxing respite can head for the refreshing lake gardens. Malaysia is also a paradise for golf enthusiasts with close to 200 courses designed by world-renowned names. Both serious golfers who enjoy a challenging game, and players who enjoy a lighter pace will have a rewarding time on Malaysia's fairways.
From high-end couture to ethnic handicrafts and the internationally acclaimed pewter-ware, Malaysia has it all. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of shopping in air-conditioned malls and hypermarkets. Besides shopping, families have a choice of watching a movie, having fun at the bowling alley or enjoying the spread at the food court. Shoppers can also browse for interesting curious on display at the weekly flea markets. Join in the excitement of haggling at the night markets or pasar malam, an interesting feature of local life. The best time to enjoy fantastic discounts and special offers is during the annual Mega Sales.
Statistics prove that Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the world, with a relatively low crime rate.