By Qudrat Khan
- Malaysia is a country known for its subdued and tranquil nature. Its economy is stable and the facilities world class. Here are 5 advantages of living in this South East Asian state:
1. High quality of life
Malaysia is an innovative country with world-class medical, transport and communication facilities. The infrastructure of the country, particularly in cities such as Georgetown are world renowned for being stable and secure, economically and socially speaking.
2. Low living costs
In comparison to other countries such as the UK, the living costs in Malaysia are considerably lower, with a student only needing roughly USD 4,000 to live on. To live in the UK, a student would need at least USD 12,000. An example of the low living costs is the price of healthcare. Once registered with a local doctor, one can pay as little as USD 15 for an appointment.
3. Safe living
In 2011, Malaysia was ranked the 19th most peaceful country to live in, out of 153 countries. This is all due to the low crime rate, the stability of their Government and the calm, constant weather. Penang in particular is known for its peaceful security, which is apt as Universiti Sains Malaysia, one of the best institutions in Malaysia, is located in that city.
Malaysia prides itself on maintaining decorum in spite of the varying cultures and languages. Although Malay and English are spoken on a near daily basis, other languages such as Tamil, Cantonese and Hindi are spoken there too, meaning that there is much opportunity to immerse one into various cultures whilst studying in one country.
5. Good links with foreign Universities
It is possible to obtain a foreign degree qualification whilst studying in Malaysia from countries such as the UK, the US and Australia, and at a much lower cost. Twin Universities from the UK include the University of Nottingham, Southampton and Newcastle University.
Discover more about study in Asia