Amidst South China Sea, Malaysia is strategically sited in the South-Eastern Asia, neighboring with Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines. The tropical country has two separate parts - Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Placed between Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia, the strait of Malacca is possibly the leading shipping lane on the planet.
Third economy amongst ASEAN, Malaysia is rising its popularity as a tourist destination. All-year-long summer free of nature cataclysms, reasonable in terms of price-making and outstanding service - all can be found here. Kuala Lumpur is a capital city of an outstanding beauty, which architecture is a blend of old colonial influences, Asian traditions, Malay Islamic inspirations and modernism. It is a first city in Asia to build the tallest building in the world (Petronas Twin Towers in the 90's), and has the 8th world's best skylines with over 200 highrise buildings. Multicultural and modern capital, numerous historical sights, outstanding and pristine resorts makes Malaysia a unique destination, that is certainly worth visiting. Despite all said, there are plenty opportunities despite touristic, that makes Malaysia attractive for foreign eyes.
The Malaysian economy has gone through changes over the past 30 years, evolving from an economy based on agriculture and mining towards knowledge based one.
T"July 6, 2012 - Malaysia recorded the third-highest level of foreign direct investment (FDI) in South East Asia last year, behind Singapore and Indonesia, and was fifth-highest in Asia, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development", - writes www.themalaysianinsider. Government Transformation Program (GTP, from 2009), constant economy growth and rise of property in price makes Malaysia worth to consider when diversifying investment portfolio.
Malaysia welcomes foreigners, who wish to settle for a long-term, with a welcoming atmosphere of beneficial 10-years visa program and diversity of properties, that are high-standard, secure and easy to buy and rent. When paying rentals seem to be unwanted burden, buying property is a sure deal. Numerous houses and condominiums are sold for reasonable price to meet a picky taste of expatriate.
Most of the tourist visas is given on arrival for length of 30 to 90 days, depending on a country of residence. This term is barely enough to see Malaysia in its beauty.
TFor long-term stay purposes the "Malaysia My 2-nd Home" (MM2H) exists. It is a campaign run by Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism since 2002, that offers to get 10-year visa, relatively fast in approval, allowing to bring your family and even maid from your country. It is free of risk and loyal in terms of taxation.