Malaysia would be an ideal choice as a second home for you, if you have the intention of setting your business in Malaysia. According to Malaysia Business Advisory, the World Bank has listed Malaysia as the top 6th country in the world with the easiest and friendliness in doing business.
In addition, 2013 UNCTAD Reports also affirmed the attractiveness of Malaysia in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), raising Malaysia's rank from 13th to 16th in the world.
Since 2009, MM2H participants are allowed to invest in businesses as long as they adhere to domestic regulatory guidelines. From January 2010 onwards, the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) allowed all MM2H participants to have 100% foreign ownership in the Private Limited Companies that are set up in Malaysia, with a minimum paid up capital of RM 500,000 depending on its nature of business.
If you want to keep busy and earn some money, starting your own business is an uncomplicated process. In fact, there are plenty expatriates here running cafés, fitness studios, restaurants, enrichment centres for children and so forth.