Malaysia attracts tourists because it has something to offer everyone; from the modern Petronas Towers – one of the tallest structures in the world; to the ancient rainforests in the east – some of the oldest forests on earth. The country boasts modern, vibrant cities, peaceful tropical beach resorts, and a people famed for their friendly welcome. Other attractions, such as the Malaysian Grand Prix and the First World Hotel in Genting – the largest in the world with 6,200 rooms – are putting Malaysia firmly front-of-mind as a world-class tourist destination. With such variety and depth of appeal, Malaysia has a great deal to offer foreign property investors.

Another significant initiative for overseas investors is the movement ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ (MM2H). This campaign, aimed at foreign retirees, has so far attracted almost 12,000 participants from the UK, Japan, China, among others. This not only boosts the real estate industry directly, with an increased demand for second homes and retirement properties, but also has a secondary effect through increased numbers of friends and relatives who visit the country.

Malaysia My Second Home Programme is promoted by the Government of Malaysia to allow people from all over the world who fulfill certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia as long as possible on a social visit pass with a multiple entry visa. The Social Visit Pass is initially for a period of ten (10) years (depending on the validity of the applicants’ passport) and is renewable.
 

  Eligibility
  It is open to all citizens of countries recognized by Malaysia regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Applicants are allowed to bring along their spouse and children (below 18 years old who is not married).
   
  Why Malaysia?
   
  Governmental support
   
  This program is initiated organized and launched by the Malaysian Government. It is, therefore, a program, that the Government will continuously work to ensure its success.  
   
  Standard of living
   
  Malaysia has one of the highest standards of living in the region with all the modern infrastructure and facilities in place.
   
 

Cost of living

   
  Cost of living is one of the lowest in Asia and will remain so for a very long time. This is achieved through the Government’s efficient monitoring of the economy in ensuring that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services.
   
 

Weather

   
  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.
   
 

Infrastructure

   
  The whole country is very well connected with up-to-date, modern road, rail, air, and sea transportation systems. Public transport by buses, taxis, trains and planes are comfortable, efficient and relatively low in cost.
   
 

Political stability

   
  The ruling Government is the longest serving freely elected Government in the world. It is a Government representing all the races, religions, cultures etc. found in Malaysia. In fact, Malaysia is one of the most politically stable countries in the world.
   
 

Rule of law

   
  The rule of law is one of the fundamentals in Malaysia’s constitution. Everyone is subjected to the law and also equal before the law. Malaysia practiced basically the British system of justice with an independent reliable and dependable judiciary.
   
 

Safety

   
  Statistics can proof that Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the world; its crime rate is relatively low.
   
 

Religion

   
  Islam is the official religion of Malaysia but the constitution guarantees the right of people to practice other religions.
   
 

Culture and language

   
  The Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) is the national language of the country; English is the second language but other languages can be freely used and practiced. Similarly the Malay culture is dominant in the country because the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region. But other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.
   
 

Food and Fruit

   
  All the food of the world can be found here at very reasonable cost. 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 made Malaysia into Asia’s Food Paradise. Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year. It should be a real joy to savour these fruits.
   
 

Recreation/Entertainment

   
  The country has everything for the family,-theme parks, jungle trails/sports, water sports and one of the highest numbers of golf courses – ratio or population.
   
 

Shopping

   
 

 

Most of the items that tourists normally like to buy – perfumes, cosmetics, watches, fountain pens, a long list of electronic goods, branded goods etc. are completely free of tax. Quality goods from all over the world are imported and are relatively low in price and sold throughout Malaysia.
   
 

Education

   
  The country has one of the best-developed and quality educational systems – both public and private. There are international schools of repute in all major towns with English as the medium of instruction. There are also private colleges and universities offering twinning programs with other well-known universities and major colleges from throughout the world. Therefore, it is the place for quality education from nursery right up to the highest level of university education. It is already becoming an educational centre of excellence for the region. Relatively speaking, it is also the place to get quality international class education at a very reasonable cost.
   
 

Medical facilities

   
  The country has a very efficient health system where medical services are provided at nominal cost. Private doctors, clinics and also hospitals of international standards are easily obtainable at very reasonable cost. Malaysia is also becoming a centre for medical facilities in the region.
   
 

Residence

   
  There are quality residences – terrace houses, semi-detached, 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 centres

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Level 36, Menara Citibank,165,
Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603-2148 3886
Fax : +603- 2145 5881

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