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Why do China citizen love to live and invest in Malaysia?


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In recent years, Malaysia has received a lot of attention internationally, thanks to the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme. Although the MM2H Programme was once suspended because of the pandemic, as the months passed, many discovered the numerous possibilities of the investment opportunities in Malaysia, and are considering to invest and to move there.

Of course, many are still on the fence (to invest and to live) and are adopting a wait-and-see attitude. Hence, we'll be talking about why Malaysia's uniqueness is attractive to investors in this article, and why specifically Chinese buyers love to invest in Malaysia.

Language and Culture

When buying properties abroad or when immigrating, most of the first thoughts and concerns will be: "Can I fit in the local environment, climate and lifestyle?" As a Chinese planning to invest or move to Malaysia, you don't have to worry at all.

Why? Because out of the many Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia has best preserved the Chinese culture, customs and beliefs. The Chinese in Malaysia still practice them and pass many of the traditions down to each of the following generations.

Besides that, the Chinese here also celebrate the Lunar New Year with great fanfare, pay homage to their ancestors during the Ching Ming Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Festival, all of which are very similar to those in China.

In addition to Mandarin, most Chinese Malaysians speak in the various dialects here, such as Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Cantonese, Minnan and more. Communication is the last thing you need to worry about thinking to invest in Malaysia as a Chinese, as the culture is definitely suitable for you.

You can read more about why people choose Malaysia as their second home here.

Pleasant Environment and Climate

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Malaysia's language and culture are surely welcoming to Chinese buyers to invest in, but the geographical location is highly advantageous as well. Despite its proximity with the earthquake-prone Indonesia, Malaysia has never been through major natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions or tornadoes.

The housing price is lower as the construction need not comply with the seismic design code. Here, you can live in peace and prosperity, free of the worries of seasonal and climate changes as well, with warm weather that allows you to bathe in the sun!

Enjoy the best of the tropical country, with a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities offered.

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International Education

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Speaking of the education in Malaysia, it is essential to highlight the unique international education system available in Malaysia, called the Twinning Programme. The twinning Programme allows students to complete part of (2 years in Malaysia +1 in partner university ) or all of the syllabus (3+0) in the Malaysia campus. If students choose to be part of the 2+1 programme, they will continue their studies in the partner universities. Partner universities include those in the United States, in the United Kingdom, Australia and others. Upon graduation, they will receive a competitive graduation certificate that is recognized globally.

Prestigious international universities partaking in the programme include Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Monash University Malaysia, Curtin University, University of Nottingham, and more.

Apart from these international universities, Malaysia has tons of high standard public and private universities. For example, the University of Malaya, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, National University of Malaysia (UKM) are among the top universities listed in the World University Rankings posted by Times Higher Education (THE).

Such educational conditions and programmes attract many international students to study in Malaysia. This is one of the many reasons the number of Chinese students studying in Malaysia is increasing year on year as well!

Home Ownership Advantage and Substantial Return on Investment

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Another reason Chinese buyers love to invest and buy property in Malaysia is that the property there is either freehold or have a 99-year leasehold.

When you purchase a freehold property in Malaysia, you can choose to own the property for life, OR the land beneath and the specific area around the house. As for a 99-year leasehold property, the government will be able to use the particular land after the permit expires. However, the government has to compensate the amount the property's value is worth, and purchase the land from the owner as well.

Compared to the 70-year leasehold in China, freehold and 99-year leasehold properties in Malaysia are more appealing to Chinese buyers, resulting in the increased investment focus on Malaysia, from China buyers.

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Aside from homeownership, the rental yield in Malaysia is quite remarkable as well. Surprisingly, some popular investment destinations such as in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Hong Kong generally do not yield high rental returns. The main reason for this is that the housing prices in the locations mentioned have risen too fast.

This is to show that Malaysia's investment potential is often underestimated!

The housing price in Malaysia doesn't rise as quickly as in other countries but grows at a slow and steady pace. With the trend growing at a slower rate, it allows the average return in various cities in Malaysia to reach 4.5% when you invest in it, and sometimes you can get higher prices too - it can climb up to 5% or 6%!

Invest Malaysia: FAQs

Why do investors invest in Malaysia?

Did you know the domestic demand in Malaysia contributes to more than half of the country's GDP? Domestic demand is the total amount of money the people, companies, and the government spent on goods and services!

Other than that, Malaysia's robust economy, government, workforce, and developed infrastructure has transformed it into an attractive investment choice for international investors worldwide.

You can find out how foreigners can invest in Malaysian properties here.


What is the best way to invest money in Malaysia?

You can choose from:

  • - Stocks or shares (EITs)
  • - Bonds or sukuk (Blue chip)
  • - Unit trust funds (ASB)
  • - Structured warrants
  • - Private retirement schemes (PRS)

What are 3 ways to invest?

Real estate, stocks, and fixed income (bonds).


Is it a good idea to invest in the Malaysia market?

The robust Malaysian economy and its supportive government make the country a tremendous gold mine for investors worldwide.

What are you waiting for? Whether you choose to immigrate or retire in Malaysia, why not invest in property and earn rental income while enjoying life.

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