Few resources can build a better picture of life in Malaysia than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.
Recommended expat blogs in Malaysia
A great blog by Kimbra and David, American expats living in Kuala Lumpur. Here they share their thoughts and experiences, expat advice and travel stories, as well as personal struggles and successes of expat life in Malaysia.
Michele is an American expat living in Malaysia's northwestern city of Penang. She shares the adventures of her Texas family in this interesting and informative blog.
Mum on the Move
This blog by an expat mum and diplomatic wife living in Kuala Lumpur is well worth a read. It's filled with stories and advice on travel, living abroad and raising kids in a foreign land.
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