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  • Adam Malewski

    With all the great information on this site, getting settled in Kuala Lumpur was a piece of cake.

A Warm Welcome to Our Expat Community in Kuala Lumpur

As-salamu alaykum, and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Kuala Lumpur; a city with one of the world's most distinctive skylines, dominated by the Petronas Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Our resources will guide you through your relocation to this bustling metropolis and provide a wealth of invaluable information. We have detailed guides to help you find work in Kuala Lumpur, as well as advice on acquiring the correct visa and tips on choosing a part of the city to live in. It's also reassuring to know our social forum connects you with other expats living in Kuala Lumpur, who can give you tips and advice from their own experiences. If you have a question, just ask, from "how do I travel around the city?" to "where can I watch English language movies?". Simply join one of groups and meet up with new friends in real life to make your transition to your new Malaysian adventure seamless.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Amsterdam.

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Join Our Exciting Events in Kuala Lumpur

Attend our monthly events and activities for Kuala Lumpur expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Apr 19, 2024, 2:00 PM
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A new outlet has sprung up in Bangsar The food is good and the drinks are interesting Its menu consists of Latin American staples including entradas (sharing platters) like Papas Fritas and Huevo R
Apr 21, 2024, 9:30 AM
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Olá Newcomers! Adriana here :) Are you new to Kuala Lumpur or new to InterNations? If so, we have an event just for you! The Newcomers' Event (NCE) is a small gathering designed exclusively for ne
Apr 21, 2024, 11:00 AM
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Olá InterNations Fam! Join us for a nostalgic journey as we bring you the best of old school hip hop and R&B on Sunday 21st at @CuBar 📀3 DJs on track📀 🗓️Sunday 21st ⏰ 5 pm 📍Cubar See you the
Olá InterNations Fam! Join us for a Sunday Funday afternoon at @The Barn Wine Bar 👯‍♂️Mingle✔️ 🧍🏾‍♀️🧍🏽🧍🏻‍♀️Make Friends ✔️ 🎤Open Mic ✔️Sing your favorite Song🎶 📅 Date: 5 May ⏰ Time: 6 pm

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Your New Life in Kuala Lumpur

As Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur is the political and economic center of the country and hosts the headquarters of many multinational companies. Career opportunities are varied; finance is a key industry, with transport, tourism, education and the service industry just some of the other areas employing a large proportion of residents. You'll find lively nights out in Bukit Bintang, the entertainment district, and excellent shopping in the city center; Tuanka Abdul Rahman. There's culture to be found in one of the city's museums, such as the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia or the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, and of course at the events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Thaipusam procession at Batu Caves; a Hindu celebration of dance and song. Cuisine in Kuala Lumpur is just as varied as its Chinese, Islamic and Malaysian architecture; curries and spicy middle Eastern dishes are prevalent, with chicken and fresh seafood carrying the fusion of flavors. Chinese cuisine presents sticky pork dishes and noodle shops are also a firm favorite.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find Like-Minded Expats in Kuala Lumpur

It can be tricky to find new friends when relocating; luckily, InterNations is here to help with a huge number of groups in Kuala Lumpur. You'll find InterNations Groups devoted to music, theater, professional networking, yoga, nightlife, wine and dancing, to name just a few, making sure you can carry on your hobbies and build up your social network after relocating. We are here to help you solve as many problems as possible before they even happen, so you can start your new life with the comfort of knowing you are not alone.

  • Adam Malewski

    With all the great information on this site, getting settled in Kuala Lumpur was a piece of cake.

  • Yasmin Krüger-Darango

    A former business partner recommended InterNations to me when I moved abroad to Malaysia. We still use it to stay in touch.

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