As a successful MM2H applicant living in Malaysia, I can confidently say that this visa is one of the best options available for aspiring expats and retirees from around the world. The many benefits offered by Malaysia's MM2H make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to live a comfortable, even luxurious lifestyle in a beautiful, safe and stable country.
Malaysia's summer weather is one of the appealing aspects of living here. The country experiences a tropical climate all year round, which means that you can enjoy balmy weather and sunny days regardless of the season. This is a stark contrast to the chilly and unpredictable weather found in many parts of Europe, the US and Australia. In Malaysia, you can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming and sailing without worrying about getting cold.
In addition, the people here are known for their hospitality and friendliness, making it easy for newcomers to feel at home. Whether you're out and about in the city or exploring the countryside, you'll find that Malaysians are interested and always willing to help and make you feel welcome.
One of the aspects I love most about living in Malaysia is the local food. The country has a rich culinary tradition with a diverse range of cuisines, including Malay, Chinese, Indian and fusion styles. The makan
is delicious yet ever so affordable and you can find everything from street food to high-end restaurants.
Meanwhile, Malaysia's country environments are simply breathtaking. From the verdant rainforests, some of the oldest in the world, to the misty mountains, the country is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes you'll come across. In fact, if you're a nature lover, you'll find that Malaysia is the perfect place to explore and appreciate the great outdoors.
Of course, Malaysia's stunning beaches and sun-kissed islands have already been a major draw for many people for decades. The country is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with crystal-clear waters and white sand. The tourism industry in Malaysia is rather developed, with a range of accommodations pretty much everywhere.
But one of the most significant benefits of living in Malaysia has to be the low cost of living. Everything from housing to food and transportation is very affordable indeed, making it possible to live quite a luxurious life. What's more, the Ringgit conversion rate is favourable, which means that foreigners from Europe, the US, Australia and Singapore can enjoy a significant boost in spending power when converting their offshore income.
The MM2H visa also offers a 10-year duration minimum, providing long-term stability and security for expats and retirees. And, with all offshore income being exempted from tax, the visa offers significant financial benefits as well.
Finally, in spite of the low cost of living, Malaysia's standard of living in Malaysia is still considered high, with quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible. Both renting and buying properties are also rather cheap as compared to Europe, US and Singapore and
, if need be, you can find excellent schools and universities that offer world-class education.
Now, moving to another country isn't for everyone, sure. But for me, all the goodness offered by Malaysia's MM2H
were just too numerous and too beneficial to ignore. It's been an an excellent choice and I'm sure this applies to many othrer aspiring expats and retirees. I mean, let's face it, you only live once and the world is shrinking every day anyway.
-- John Daly --