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Old 10-11-2011, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Macao
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There are many places that have lower cost of living in Malaysia from outback in certain States like the East Coast - Terengganu, Kelantan or Pahang. Or those bordering thailand like Perlis and Kedah.
But if you wanna to live among with the "British" influcence, places are in the west coast where Kuala Lumpur, Penang,Johore Bahru and Ipoh.
Ipoh would be a good choice if you wanna a more affordable homes and cost of living there is lower though it offering modern lifestyle living. It is somewhat like Newark City to New York City. ( minus the crime rate factor). International moviestar - Michelle Yeoh is from here.
I'm gonna have to get back down to Malaysia and explore more.

I was recently using Air Asia and flying in and out of KL visiting other countries in the region. Using KL as my hub, and staying in the 'Golden Triangle', I found that I really liked KL quite a bit! I liked it much more than other times I've stayed in KL in the past, usually Chinatown.

I didn't explore any of the other peninsular Malaysian towns this time around, might go back again next February and do that though.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Malaysia
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You are most welcome to meet in KL as I currently live here. Can show you around in Ipoh if I have time to go back to my hometown where it is considered as national food hub and also have international food like Pizza Hut, KFC to MCD to satisfy your food cravings from one corner to the other end. Othewise, I would give you the directions or pointers to Ipoh where they is a race course ,you can go punting on races, or golfing in numerous clubs. Hell, you can also go the multi choices of hip hop clubbing.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Macao
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You are most welcome to meet in KL as I currently live here. Can show you around in Ipoh if I have time to go back to my hometown where it is considered as national food hub and also have international food like Pizza Hut, KFC to MCD to satisfy your food cravings from one corner to the other end. Othewise, I would give you the directions or pointers to Ipoh where they is a race course ,you can go punting on races, or golfing in numerous clubs. Hell, you can also go the multi choices of hip hop clubbing.
I loved the Indian food, and Thai food and such the most in KL. On the fastfood front, I loved having a Wendys and an A&W in KL....

I've never been into Pizza Hut, KFC, or McD's...but unfortunately they are the ones that went global in a major way. On the plus side, Petrona Towers had an amazing selection of international foods. I went there and ate some Indian food, than turned around and had Mexican food within the same visit.

I don't usually ever eat like that, but I don't usually ever get the kind of food choices that you get in KL.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:42 AM
 
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BTW, how hard is it to get a work visa/permanent residence as a skilled worker in Malaysia?
In comparison to relatively immigrant-friendly countries like Australia, Canada, Singapore(?), etc. I mean.
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:49 AM
 
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Not sure whether there is A&W or Wendy joints in Ipoh which is bad news for you, but for spicy Indian food and Chinese food, there is no place to beat except Ipoh & Penang where KL joints are a pale resemblance of what they are doing. Take my word for it as I am one Mean Olde X Chef who knows about eating and cooking. And yes I know about drinking too from Tiger Beer to Kirin Lite, VSOP to XO, Barcadi Coke to 7 & 7 up, Red Zinfadel to Pinot Griogio, Glenfiddich to Johnnie walkies talkies. Hic* Hic*
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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I'm gonna have to get back down to Malaysia and explore more.

I didn't explore any of the other peninsular Malaysian towns this time around, might go back again next February and do that though.
And so far, you have passed up my offer of a Tiger beer when you visit Kuantan. I know ALL of the Indian restaurants in town.

You should really check out the east coast.
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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And so far, you have passed up my offer of a Tiger beer when you visit Kuantan.
Tiger Beer has some pretty humorous commercials too.



Tiger Beer Ad - YouTube
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Macao
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And so far, you have passed up my offer of a Tiger beer when you visit Kuantan. I know ALL of the Indian restaurants in town.

You should really check out the east coast.
I'm gonna get down there again. I was just using KL as an airline hub going in and out. Great deals on Air Asia!

I found I liked KL much more than the other places I went - Yangon, Mumbai, and throughout Sri Lanka.

Loved all the international feel and foods in KL.

I'll get down there again, and check out Kuantan in the process...for that Tiger Beer...
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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If you are in Kuantan, make sure you ask Teak to go fishing for local stream fish called "Patin". Take it ot a local Chinese restaurant and steamed it with herbs and spices to enjoy the tasty texture. If cannot finish the fish, you can doggy packed for me in KL.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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If you are in Kuantan, make sure you ask Teak to go fishing for local stream fish called "Patin". Take it ot a local Chinese restaurant and steamed it with herbs and spices to enjoy the tasty texture. If cannot finish the fish, you can doggy packed for me in KL.
Yes I know ikan patin, but I prefer the ikan tenggiri (Spanish mackerel), which they catch just off the coast. Grills up really nice on the barbie.

There are some great Chinese seafood restaurants here also, but when Indian food is on serve, who can choose anything else?
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