About MM2H Program
Malaysia my second home program is promoted by the government of malaysia to allow foreigners who fulfill certain criteria, to stay in malaysia for as long as possible on multiple entry social visit pass. this social visits pass is initially for a period of 10 (ten) years, and is renewable.
Why choose Malaysia?
Malaysia is really one of the best places to choose if you are looking for country that provide the best living condition with modern facilities and gorgeous natural beauty. The followings are some of the reasons why you should choose Malaysia as your residency.
- The living cost is relatively low compared to most other developed countries. The properties cost are also low and you can buy any number of residential property in Malaysia.
- Malaysia has number of world class internationally recognized public and private school, colleges and universities across the country. So you don’t need to worry about your children proper education.
- Malaysia has First-class medical facilities with internationally recognized public and private hospitals and clinics with internally trained well qualified medical professional. Malaysia is one of the better country around the world to provide best medical service so your medical need will be well taken care off.
- Malaysia has a steady high economic growth rate and a very stable socio-political environment. Despite being a multiracial, multicultural and multi-religious country the country foster a tolerance attitude towards other’s values as a result there are practically no racial, cultural or religious class in this country.
- Malaysia has great weather & climate that is sunny pretty much-yearlong without facing any extreme weathers condition.
- Malaysia boasts an excellent infrastructure, telecommunications, and transportation system (includes air, land and sea) that enable its people to aneasy communication within the country.
- Malaysia has amazing beaches, green lush island with mountains, rivers, tropical jungles and lakes, world class shopping malls, modern sports center, luxurious golf courses and other entertainment hubs that are ideal for modern lifestyle.
- In Malaysia live many ethnic races some of them are Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Bhumiputras, Bengali and western origins. Each of them has their own rich cuisines culture. So Malaysia really is a great place to enjoy all these delicious cuisines in one place. Besides the local dishes there are number of international restaurants and Food Chain Company which offer world class meals to any who desires.
- Most of the people in Malaysia can speak English so foreigners don’t have to worry about the language barriers they face in other countries. Besides English Chinese, Malay, Tamil or other language are also spoken in this country. People of Malaysia are friendly, warm and welcoming to the foreigners. They value and respect other ethics and culture. With great political stability and countries inclination towards more tolerate attitude Malaysia is a great place to live in.
Pre-Arrival in Malaysia
Moving to one place to another within the country can be a stressful experience and moving to another country all together can be a daunting task. Not only can has to consider the financial aspect from moving from one country to another but also they have to consider other factors like a clash of cultures, understanding a whole new rules and regulation, new language barrier to overcome, job opportunities, social stability, proper housing facilities etc. Fortunately, MM2H participants don’t have to worry much about this stuff as Malaysia is a very suitable place for foreigners to live in. The weather is great, so are the healthcare and transportation infrastructures. People understand and speak English widely and they are very tolerant to other’s value and prospects. Financial Facts Malaysian unit of currency is called Malaysian Ringgit (RM). 1 Malaysian Ringgit equals 100 sen and 1 Malaysian Ringgit roughly equals to0.26 US dollar ( it may change depending on various conditions). Currency notes are in denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50, and RM100. Coins are issued in 5, 10, 20, and 50 sen pieces. It’s very easy to exchange money in Malaysia as licensed foreign money changers can be found in all urban centers, shopping complexes and key entry/exit points in Malaysia.
Living cost in Malaysia is relatively cheap compared to most other developed countries. Residential property, House rant, communication system including internet package, transport system including taxis fare and airfares, local food expenses, holiday accommodation, clothing, medical expenses, entertainment and recreation are all very reasonable compared to other countries. Some other things like Cars, alcohol and imported foods are generally more expensive than western countries. But many other imported items are free of duty. The islands of Langkawi (a very popular tourist destination located in the off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia), Tioman (situated in the east coast of the peninsular Malaysia) and Labuan (located off the coast of Sabah and Sarawak) are all duty free. So foreigners are often seen to take advantage of these duty free zone and save considerable amount of money on alcoholic beverages, motor vechicles and imported foods. It is worth mentioning that a number of people under Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme have chosen to live in Langkawi for it’soverall facilities and benefit of duty free zone.
Malaysia has well-developed transportation system complimented by a wide range modern vehicles. People can enter Malaysia through Thailand and Singapore by road and rail as Peninsular Malaysia is connected to these countries. There are more than 25 major airlines active in the country that provide service in all the international airports all around the country. So traveling from other countries to Malaysia and from Malaysia to other countries are very easy, comfortable and also relatively cost effective.Malaysia is also have advanced road and sea connection throughout the country. Port Klang and Penang in the Straits of Malacca link the country to the rest of the world by sea. There are air-conditioned trains, bus and taxi services available in the major cities and anyone can easily travel from one major city to another through local plane services. Traveling by road in Peninsular Malaysia is easy as it has a well-developed network of roads. In Sabah and Sarawak, traveling by four-wheel drive is recommended on unpaved roads, but many remote areas in Sabah and Sarawak can only be reached by air or river, so it’s always a good idea to check the traveling path and available services. If you want to see the luscious scenery of countryside of Malaysia then traveling by rail is highly recommended as you get a panoramic view of the countryside from your trains window. You can get the most of your money while traveling by train as it provide a comfortable, relaxing journey through the epic landscape of Malaysia. Its always a good idea to prepare your journey in advance if you decide to journey by train.