The first few months in Malaysia was a struggle for me. My purse was snatched from behind me while crossing the street in Old Klang Road after church. In there was my newly applied passport. I had to go to Singapore for that purpose. Then I was only in Malaysia for 3 days and my purse with my passport inside was snatched. So I had to struggle for a few months.
There are a lot of foreign workers in Malaysia. For that, the Immigration offices were a bit strict. That added to my struggle. But when I finally settled down, I discovered there are just so many things to be thankful about in Malaysia.
1. Sale is like a year-round thing. There’s always seasonal sale. And it’s not so hard to find whatever you need, i.e. industrial handles, knobs, or any industrial supplies.
2. Traffic System is quite organized. Only people who are using the road are not so organized sometimes. But I like the traffic system in Malaysia. You need to pay toll fees though. That means you are paying for a convenient traffic. I don’t mind it. When I and hubby are going somewhere, we would choose convenience over toll-free and yet you have to go bumper to bumper and be late.
3. Malls are quite posh. Well, my favorite malls are. I specifically love Sunway Pyramid.
4. Parks are everywhere. It is required by the government to have a park in every housing area. And my house is situated right across the park. So my kids and I could go to the park with playground facilities for free. And we could do that everyday sans the rain and the out of the town trips.
5. There’s a variety of food. If you get tired of eating Chinese food everyday, you could easily get an Indian food or Malay food. There’s also a lot of western and mideterranean food. There’s just a wide variety of selection.
6. There’s some kind of control media-wise. Since Malaysia is a Muslim country, there’s so much censorship and control in the media, especially on the s3x part. There are of course an existence of those things but it’s not public. With this media control, I am so glad that I am raising my kids in Malaysia.
7. Beautiful Resorts and Entertainment places are viable, easily accessible, and not that expensive. So we could go for family breakaways without tearing our pockets up.