Why Malaysia?

Government Support

This programme is initiated, organised and launched by the Malaysian Government and is thus one that the Government will continuously seek to improve, to ensure its success.

Culture & Language

The Multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious population is hospitable and makes adapting to a different lifestyle easy. English and several Asian languages are widely spoken.


The sophisticated network of road, rail, air, sea connections and telecommunications assure connectivity.


Over 30 international schools are offering pre-school to college education, in several language media.

Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities are modern. It is possible to see a doctor without prior appointment and the cost of hospitalization and medical care are fraction of that in the developed world.

Recreation & Entertainment

The country has everything for the family, theme parks, jungle trails, water sports and one of the highest numbers of golf courses.

Foods & Fruits

International cuisine is available here at very reasonable cost. With so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable that each race has picked up the best of each other’s food and made Malaysia into Asia’s Food Paradise. Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year. It should be a real joy to savour these fruits.


The weather is pleasant, warm and balmy with moderate rain throughout the year. There are also highland residential areas and resorts with permanent spring-like weather throughout the country.


Quality goods from all over the world are imported and are relatively low in price and sold throughout Malaysia. You will not miss your familiar daily needs or favourites as the hypermarkets are well-stocked with international brand.


Statistics can proof that Malaysia is one of the safest countries in the world; its crime rate is relatively low.

Benefit & Icentive Offered

Participants of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme are provided with various benefits and incentives to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable in Malaysia.

Free to Stay & Travel

Participants are free to stay in Malaysia and travel as often as they like.

House Purchase

Each participant is allowed to purchase residential properties at a minimum price of RM250,000.00 and are entitled to up to 80% bank financing. No Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) approval is required for purchasing properties. Profits made from sale of houses are exempted from Real Property Gains Tax.

Car Purchase

Each participant is allowed to import his/her personal car owned before joining MM2H programme OR purchase a locally-assembled car without the need to pay import duty, excise duty and sales tax.

Tax-Free Income From Abroad

Participants are bound by the policies, systems and regulations of taxes of this country and they do not have exemption qualifications as granted to Diplomatic Missions in Malaysia. However, tax exemption is given to foreign income remitted into Malaysia.


Participants are allowed to bring their children who are aged below 18 years old and not married as their dependants under this programme. Children who intend to continue their schooling in Malaysia are required to apply for a Student Pass for their stay under this programme.

Domestic Helper

Each applicant is allowed to apply for one maid subject to the prevailing guidelines of the Immigration Department of Malaysia.