Conjuring up all the mysteries of Asia, Malaysia is a former British colony that remains as colourful as ever. Beyond the lofty skyscrapers of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, its dramatic canvas is embroidered with tropical beaches, mountains, dense rainforest, and vividly green tea plantations.
Malaysia has great infrastructure, foreigners are allowed to own freehold properties, has no inheritance tax, and places no tax on income repatriated from overseas. There’s no property capital gain tax either.
Quality living is the main reason for the success of MM2H. Besides that, Malaysia has a stable political and economic environment, complete infrastructure facilities, convenient ground, sea and air transportation, and a moderately warm climate throughout the year. It is also multiracial, multicultural and multilingual with a diverse lifestyle and relatively low consumption level.
Malaysia has been voted the fourth best country for retirement in 2015 after Ecuador, Panama and Mexico by International Living Inc. in their Annual Global Retirement Index.
Low cost of living and relatively cheap properties compared to most developed countries
Quality education provided by international schools, private colleges and universities
First-class medical facilities with internationally recognised hospitals and clinics
High economic growth and socio-political stability
Great weather & climate that is sunny all year long without extreme weathers
Excellent infrastructure, telecommunications, and transportation system
Attractive tourist destinations - beaches, islands, tropical jungles, natural caves - as well as various shopping malls, sports, golf courses and entertainment hubs
Warm, friendly people who speak English, Chinese, Malay, Tamil and a myriad of other dialects
Variety of local/international cuisines from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, and Western origins with many gourmet choices