Moving to Malaysia? Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when moving to the country!

About the Country

Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is known for its tropical climate, beaches and rainforests. It shares its border with seven different countries including China, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam.

As of 2017, population of Malaysia was over 31 million people. The majority of the population is Muslim, but there is also a significant Buddhist, Christian and Hindu population residing in the country. Malay is the language spoken by the majority of Malaysian people. Malaysia has a mix of influences from Chinese, Indian and Malay culture with hints of European culture. Because of this Malaysia is a multi-cultural society which provide favorable conditions to tourists and expats.

The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is marked with colonial buildings and is one of the major tourist attraction apart from the beach resorts in the country. It is a popular tourist destination.

Malaysia has a good infrastructure that makes transportation easy. It is a developed country with a high cost of living. One of the reasons why expats choose to live in the country. In addition to this, Malaysian healthcare is affordable and yet provides a good standard to people. The weather in Malaysia is temperate and humid.

Major airports and seaports

Malaysia has seven major seaports which include Port Klang, Johor Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Kuantan Port, Penang port, Bintulu Port and Kemaman Port. But one thing to keep in mind is that freight shipping is time consuming as compared to shipping via air.

Therefore, you also have the option of shipping by air which is faster albeit an expensive option. Major airports in Malaysia include Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Penang International Airport. These are the busiest airports in Malaysia.

As with every other country, shipping to Malaysia requires expats to adhere to custom regulations. According to official custom regulations, household effects can be imported into the country without a duty tax if it has been in use for more than 6 months. All household items are subjected to examination from custom officials. In addition to adhering to these regulations, to receive your items after import, you need to provide passport, an inventory list, and letter of authority among other documents.

Why Universal Relocations?

Shipping to Malaysia has never been easier. Universal Relocations provides its customers with the professional services which involve packing and moving. For customers with pets, we also help guide our customers in pet relocation to overseas countries. Since each country has its own import laws, it often gets confusing for expats to adhere to the law. For the ease of our customers, we also provide guidelines regarding shipping and import laws of a certain country.

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