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Removals to Malaysia | Shipping to the Far East | Corporate International Moves | Moving House to Malaysia

Dolphin Movers are a worldwide removals company specialising in international removals to Malaysia and South East Asia. And for those moving house or business, Malaysia is a wonderful place to settle where you can enjoy a lower cost of living, glorious weather, a beach lifestyle, fantastic infrastructure and an excellent healthcare service.

We carry out corporate and household removals to Malaysia for a range of individuals including writers, retirees (Malaysia is considered one of the best places to retire in the world), and those taking up posts in IT, banking, finance, law, sales, and other service industries. Dolphin Movers have over 20 years' experience in overseas removals to or from the UK and our competitive pricing and tailor made packages may be just what you need for your international move to Malaysia.

Whether you are taking up a new post, following a dream and turning a hobby into a lifetime opportunity, or simply moving to the Far East to be closer to a loved one, Dolphin Movers can help get you started on your exciting new adventure. Dolphin's shipping to Malaysia services covers the whole country, although some of the most popular moves from the UK are to the cities of Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown.

Malaysia is in Southeast Asia and is separated into two regions: Peninsular Malaysia which shares a border with Thailand and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo) which shares land borders with Indonesia and Brunei. It has a population of 28 million with the majority of people in the country live in Peninsular Malaysia.

Removals to Malaysia – Click here to find more information on our removals to the Far East service.

About Malaysia

Geography and Demographics

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, with a population of 1.6 million people living in the city and 7 million living within the wider metropolitan area. Other major towns and cities include Georgetown, Johor Bahru, Pasir Gudang, Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Kuching, Serembam, Malacca City and Kota Bharu. It is an Islamic country (more than 60 per cent practice Islam) but freedom of religion is protected.

Flights from London to Kuala Lumpur take 12 hours 55 minutes, flying non-stop. You can fly from London to several Malaysian destinations including Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Alor Setar, Kuching, Kula Lumpur Sultan Abdul Azziz Shah and Johor Bahru. Among the key international ports are Port Klang, Penang and Johor.

Economy

Along with Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, it is one of the four dominant economies in Southeast Asia. Among the key sectors are manufacturing, and tourism. Petroleum is a major export, as is tin and rubber, and Malaysia is also one of the biggest producers of palm oil in the world.

History

Malaysia has a long and rich history with people occupying the country as far back as 40,000 years. By the 16th century, it established a strong economy in terms of trade and commerce, due to its excellent geographical position.

The British established a footing in Malaysia in the late 18th century (when the Sultan of Kedah leased Penang to the British East India Company), and they retained a presence in the country until the Second World War. At this time, the Japanese invaded and occupied Malaya for three years, after which political rights were given back to the Sultans. In 1957, the country gained independence and appointed its first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Landmarks and Attractions

Around two million tourists visit Malaysia each year. From the appeal of inner Georgetown, with its fascinating colonial-era architecture and vibrant food stalls, to the cosmopolitan capital, Kuala Lumpur, and the tranquillity of the islands and national parks, there is plenty to do here.

In Kuala Lumpur, the most recognisable buildings are the 88 floor Petronas Towers, with its stunning spires and connecting Skybridge. The towers, with their glass and steel frontage, are the world's tallest twin buildings, and the shape of the spires and façade reflect the country's state religion, Islam.

Outside the capital, there are national parks to visit, including Teman Nagara, one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. For peace and tranquillity, Langkawi, near Thailand, is another tourist destination to head for, while the Perhentian Islands boast some of the world's most idyllic beaches.

If you are moving to Malaysia and like dining out, there are many excellent places to eat including hawker stalls (street food stalls), coffee shops and restaurants. You will discover Chinese, Indian, Malaya and Peranakan cuisine, plus a host of interesting – and somewhat unusual – desserts. One of these you will encounter is Ais Kacang, or ice bean, which consists mainly of red adzuki beans and shaved ice, but also includes other ingredients such as syrups, coconut cream and even sweetcorn.

Expats in Malaysia

Expats can expect a good standard of living in Malaysia and housing is quite cheap too. In Kuala Lumpur you can get quite a decent sized apartment (700 square feet) for £445 a month. There are also substantial apartments, (up to 3000 square feet) available for rent. If you are buying, unless you are a Malaysian national, there is a minimum purchase price and this is set to double in 2014.

Much praise is given to Malaysian healthcare and this is not without merit as the standard of service is 'excellent'. You pay each time you visit a doctor and no appointments are necessary – another great reason to move to Malaysia!

Removals UK to Malaysia – Click here to find more about our international removals service.

 

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