Top 5 Things About Moving to Kuala Lumpur


If you are making the jump and moving to Kuala Lumpur, you are in for a treat. Malaysia is a beautiful country and Kuala Lumpur is a city with everything: Culture, nightlife and a low crime rate. International movers Allied Pickfords can help you make the move to Kuala Lumpur, regardless if you are moving domestically or internationally and here are 5 reasons you will love it here.

High-Level Safety and Cheap Healthcare

Compared to many Western countries, the healthcare system is clean, efficient and high-quality. If you are considering private healthcare insurance in Kuala Lumpur, you will find that it is more affordable than many other countries in Asia and the rest of the world. Moving to a new city is likely to be daunting and crime figures are important to look at, particularly when deciding where to live. Luckily, crime rates in Kuala Lumpur are lower than you may have experienced in any European city, helping your family to live more safely. 

Food & Entertainment

Whether you are an expat or a fellow Malaysian, you will love the cuisine throughout the city. You will find traditional and more contemporary dishes, covering a wealth of different flavours. Malaysian restaurants will serve Malay, Chinese and Indian offerings and many offer fusion dishes using ingredients from a few cultures.

If you are moving to Kuala Lumpur for the city experience, you will find the night life to tick all of your boxes. Late-night rooftop bars with amazing views bring the right ingredients for unforgettable nights out. Small intimate nooks can be found if you and a friend want to sit and talk the night away.

The Locals

While most cities are full of people who like to keep to themselves, you will find Kuala Lumpur full of warm and friendly inhabitants. If you are an expat or a native English speaker, you will also be happy to know that many locals can speak the language and are often happy to help you if you are lost or unable to find an address.

Retail Therapy

Swathes of shops, malls and markets can be found across the city. You can find bargains in the many open markets, which you will encounter all over the city, and you can find designer clothing and accessories in streets filled with boutique shops catering for niche markets. If you are an expat moving to Kuala Lumpur, you will be glad to find many imported foods in the local supermarkets.

The Cost of Living

If you are Malaysian and moving to Kuala Lumpur, you may think that the cost of living is a little more expensive than your hometown. Expats however, particularly those living on a pension from a Western country, will consider the city very affordable. They can easily buy a home and live day-to-day. Taxes for most workers are lower than in other countries and remittances from outside of Malaysia are not taxed.

Simplifying your Move

If you are moving to Kuala Lumpur, Allied Pickfords can help pack up your household and transport it across the country or even internationally. Contact us on (60)3-6253 6553 or via our website.