Selamat Datang ... Make Malaysia Your Second Home ... Malaysia My Second Home Programme.
Ministry of Tourism
Government Malaysia
Immigration of Malaysia
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Why Malaysia ?
   
  Government support  
     
  This program is initiated, organized and launched by the Malaysian Government. Initially it was called Silver Hair Program but later changed to Malaysia My Second Home. As a result, this program is now available to people of all ages. It is, therefore, a program, that the Government will continuously work to ensure its success.
     
     
  Standard of living  
     
  Malaysia has one of the highest standards of living in the region with all the modern infrastructure and facilities in place. Places like Putrajaya, Petronas Twin Towers and the Sepang International Airport are good indications of Malaysia's success. Continuous effort will drive Malaysia to achieve Vision 2020 whereby Malaysia will be consider one of the major economy in the World.
     
     
  Cost of living  
     
  The cost of living in Malaysia is one of the lowest in Asia and will remain so for a very long time. This is achieved through the Government's efficient monitoring of the economy in ensuring that inflation is kept low at all times and thereby also the prices of goods and services. For foreign nationals under this program and above the age of 50 are entitle to purchase a car free from duty and other taxes.
     
     
  Weather  
     
  The weather is pleasant, warm and balmy with moderate rain throughout the year, the average temperature is around 30 Celsius. However there are certain cooler places like Cameron Highland and Fraser Hills where one can escape the warmer weather.
     
     
  Infrastructure  
     
  The whole country is very well connected with up-to-date, modern road, rail, air, and sea transportation systems. Public transport by buses, taxis, trains and planes are comfortable, efficient and relatively low in cost. In Kuala Lumpur the capital city of Malaysia, there are monorail systems to cater for city traveling.
     
     
  Political stability  
     
  The ruling Government is the longest serving freely elected Government in the world. It is a Government representing all the races, religions, cultures etc. found in Malaysia. In fact, Malaysia is one of the most politically stable countries in the world.
     
     
  Rule of law  
     
  The rule of law is one of the fundamentals in Malaysia's constitution. Everyone is subjected to the law and also equal before the law. Malaysia practices basically the British system of justice with an independent reliable and dependable judiciary.
     
     
  Safety  
     
  Statistics can proof that Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the world, its crime rate is relatively low.
     
     
  Religion  
     
  Islam is the official religion of Malaysia but the constitution guarantees the right of people to practice other religions.
     
     
  Culture and language  
     
  The Malay language (Bahasa Malaysia) is the national language of the country. English is widely spoken with other languages such as Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien) and Indian (Tamil). Similarly the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region. But other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.
     
     
  Food and Fruit  
     
  All the food of the world can be found here at very reasonable cost. With so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable that each race has picked up the best of each other's food and made Malaysia into Asia's Food Paradise. Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year. It should be a real joy to savour these fruits.
     
     
  Recreation/Entertainment  
     
  The country has everything for the family: theme parks, jungle trails/sports, water sports and one of the highest number of golf courses per ratio population. Most of the items that tourists normally like to buy like perfumes, cosmetics, watches, fountain pens, a long list of electronic goods, branded goods and others are completely free of tax. Quality goods from all over the world are imported and are relatively low in price and sold throughout Malaysia. Tourist places like Langkawi and Tioman are completely free of taxes.
     
     
  Shopping  
     
  There are many Mega Shopping complexes in Malaysia. Some of the biggest Shopping Complexes in Asia are located in the Klang Valley. Most of the well-known brands in the world can be found in these Mega Complexes where a day's shopping is too short of a time!
     
     
  Education  
     
  The country has one of the best developed and quality educational systems both public and private. There are international schools of repute in all major towns with English as the medium of instruction. There are also private colleges and universities offering twinning programs with other well-known universities and major colleges from throughout the world. Therefore, it is the place for quality education from nursery right up to the highest level of university education. It is already becoming an educational center of excellence for the region. Relatively speaking, it is also the place to get quality international class education at a very reasonable cost.
     
     
  Medical facilities  
     
  The country has a very efficient health system where medical services are provided at nominal cost. Private doctors, clinics and also hospitals of international standards are easily obtainable at very reasonable cost. Malaysia is also becoming a centre for medical facilities in the region.
     
     
  Residence  
     
  There are quality residences - terrace houses, semi-detached, bungalows, apartments and condominiums all over the country. There are also some of the finest residences available in tourism zones - on beaches, near jungles and near theme parks, recreational places and city centres. Foreigners are eligible to buy houses at a cost of not less than RM250,000 each. For this purpose, they are also entitled for 60% loan from local banks.