Tuesday, May 25, 2010


We all know about the recent surge in the number of Malaysians emigrating to greener pastures overseas. In 2007, 140,000 professionals emigrated. The figure has since doubled to more than 300,000.

So it came as a surprise to me when I read that Malaysia is a much sought-after destination to retire to for many Britons, Europeans and Australians. Under the revamped Malaysia My Second Home programme (formerly known as The Silver-Hair Programme), more than 120,000 foreigners so far have chosen to retire in Malaysia.

To quote Kathleen Peddicord, author of How to Retire Overseas - the definitive book on the best retirement places in the world, "Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur is my top pick in Asia for living the very good life on a budget...Kuala Lumpur is an affordable choice, but Malaysia outside its capital city is one of the cheapest retirement havens on earth right now."

High praise indeed! And sure to bring in a flood of expat retirees. Click here to find out what Malaysia has to offer.

For me, I was born and bred in Malaysia. And God willing, I shall die here. Malaysia is my beloved country. But Malaysian politics and government policies are another matter.

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