A QUICK GLANCE AT KUALA LUMPUR
Kuala Lumpur is an all-inclusive city where you and your family could practically get everything you desire, from food variety and shopping convenience to education and medical facilities as well as business opportunity and property investment. Apart from the local Malay, Chinese, Indians and other local ethnic groups, there are lots of foreigners such as expatriates of different nationalities who relocated in KL for various purposes including business, career, retirement, investment and their children’s education. This blend of multi-racial cultures and traditions makes KL an extraordinary place that offers lots of exciting activities from religious ceremonies to festive celebrations. As English and Chinese are a commonly used language, most MM2H participants feel comfortable with their choice to relocate in KL as there is no language barrier.
Located within the central part of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital city of Malaysia with its neighbouring areas known as Klang Valley. Literally, its name means “Muddy Estuary” which is originated from its establishment in the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers. In the past, KL used to be part of the Selangor state. In 1972, KL achieved its city status and was later declared as the Federal Territory on 1st February 1974. KL covers an area of 243 km² and its current population is approximately 1.72 million. Some of its main districts include Segambut, Lembah Pantai, Kepong and Wangsa Maju, Setiawangsa, Titiwangsa, Cheras, Seputeh, Bandar Tun Razak and Bukit Bintang.
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF KUALA LUMPUR
KL is also known as ‘a city that never sleeps’ due to its bustling city night life, especially at the heart of KL where various entertainment outlets are located particularly in the Bukit Bintang and KLCC areas. Streets in areas are lined with various entertainment outlets ranging from restaurants, pubs, boutiques and various retail stores.
• Shopping & Entertainment Convenience
You and your family can experience shopping convenience and enjoy the best of entertainment at some of the top-rated malls with world class facilities such as the Pavillion Shopping Mall, Suria KLCC, Mid Valley, Berjaya Times Square, Starhill Gallery, Publika Shopping Gallery and many more.
• World-Class Golf Courses
Malaysia has some of the best golf courses year-round and its tropical climate allows golf enthusiasts to enjoy a good game without worrying about extreme change of weather as compared to countries with four seasons. Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) is one of the top-notch golf courses that golf enthusiasts should not overlooked. In addition, there are numerous great golf courses within close proximity of Kuala Lumpur such as Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Saujana Golf & Country Club, Palm Garden Golf Club, The Mines Resort & Golf Club, and many more.
• Ample of Education Options & Top-Notch Facilities
Malaysia is currently ranked the world’s 11th most preferred study destination by UNESCO and has close to 100,000 international students pursuing courses ranging from language courses to diploma and degree courses. There are plenty of education options from pre-school and primary school to high school and tertiary education with first-rate facilities.
And Kuala Lumpur is the heart of various education institutions and schools, offering many education alternatives. The British International School of Kuala Lumpur (BSKL), Garden International School, Alice Smith School, International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), UCSI University, HELP University, UNITAR International University, and International University of Malaya-Wales are some of the highly ranked schools and institutions.
• Wide-Ranging Residential and Commercial Property Selection
Foreigners are allowed to own properties freehold and no inheritance tax will be imposed. And there is no property capital gain tax either. From high rise condominiums and service apartments to various landed property in guarded facility topped with well-planned amenities, Kuala Lumpur offers a wide selections of residential and commercial property for investors, retirees and Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) participants.
• Comprehensive & Advanced Medical Facilities
Malaysia is well-known for its medical tourism destination. According to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2014 which ranks the top retirement places worldwide across the most important categories for retirees, Malaysia ranked 3rd after France and Uruguay, as the best and most affordable health care provider in the world. And Kuala Lumpur is also the hub of various advanced medical facilities such as Prince Court Medical Centre, Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur and many other medical centres which have been recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Health as health tourism hospitals.
• Sophisticated Business Facilities & Infrastructures
Kuala Lumpur also offers sophisticated business facilities and infrastructures that greatly help facilitate various businesses for a smoother business operation and communication. For instance, located in the city centre of KL are five-star hotels such as Concorde, Grand Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott that cater for various business and tourism accommodation needs as well as exhibition centres such as the KL Convention Centre, Mid Valley Exhibition Centre and Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) for business expos. Along with cutting-edge telecommunication and well-planned infrastructures, KL is also the hub where diverse businesses are established.
• A Diverse Cultural Blend
The multi-racial residents of Kuala Lumpur of Malay, Chinese and Indians, offers a unique blend of cultures and traditions. From arts and music to religious and festive events as well as cuisines, KL offers a great deal of exciting choices and activities year-round. Some of the must-sees include the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) where interesting plays and performances take place, and for classical music enthusiasts, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, the home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. KLCC and Bukit Bintang areas are also some of the interesting places where an array of restaurants and hawker stalls offer a variety of Asian and Western cuisines as well as a blend of local Malaysia food.