Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia, with stunning beaches, a strong economy and a vibrant culture, which makes it an attractive destination for remote workers. The Malaysian government encourages foreigners to stay in their country, so visas are available if you meet the criteria.
Malaysia has an IT infrastructure similar to developed nations in Europe and costs are affordable; you can pick up a high-speed unlimited data SIM that gives you 24/7 connectivity anywhere in Malaysia. Of course, it is essential to have a stable web connection if you manage your business online and Malaysia is up there with top countries around the world in that respect.
Setting up A Business in Malaysia
There are premier corporate services in Malaysia from a leading international law firm and they have the expertise to a) offer the best advice, b) facilitate business registration and c) source essential local services. There are many incentives to attract foreign investment and an experienced lawyer can help you make informed choices, as to which type of business to register. If you plan to stay in Malaysia, creating your own company brings with it many benefits, including a long-stay visa and work permit.
Low Cost of Living
Malaysia is cheap when compared to the US or Europe, which is one of the big attractions for many digital entrepreneurs who watch their spending. Food, travel and accommodation are very affordable in all parts of the country, allowing you to save money on living expenses. Click here to learn more about outsourcing, which allows a small business to compete with a large company.
English Is Widely Spoken
The great thing about Malaysia is everyone speaks English, which is more than a little convenient; unlike countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, where English is not generally spoken outside the tourist areas. This is a big plus when you are looking to relocate and you don’t need translation services, which is one less thing to worry about.
Malaysian people are warm and friendly, welcoming foreigners into their community, which makes you feel welcome and at home. You might prefer the hustle and bustle of KL or a stunning beach location (there are plenty of those) and rentals are cheap. Start with a short holiday in Kuala Lumpur and after a few days, start exploring other areas of the country until you find something that ticks all your boxes.
Escape the European Winter
From September onwards, many digital nomads head for Malaysia and stay until the following March. Temperatures rarely drop below 20C in Malaysia, while summers can reach 40C and, of course, there is a rainy season.
Start with A Holiday
If you’ve yet to experience the wonders of Malaysia, why not take a short holiday and see what you think? This is the best way to dip your toes in the water and hopefully, you will fall in love with this amazing land.