Magnificent Malaysia is a country of contrasts and is the world’s leading example of genuine multiculturalism. Here, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs and Muslims live side by side in the towns, villages and islands of this rich country.

Malaysia covers 2 land masses – West Malaysia, which borders Thailand to the North and Singapore to the South, and Malaysian Borneo which is the huge land mass to the east, which is broken down into two main provinces, Sabah and Sarawak.

The vibrant capital city of Kuala Lumpur can easily compete on the world stage with its high tech infrastructure and designer shopping malls, and yet Malaysia’s beaches and islands are some of South East Asia’s most unspoilt and naturally beautiful.

Malaysia is a sophisticated and dynamically growing economy and is the region’s most consistent top performer. It offers a great investment climate, both economically and politically, for foreigners looking to invest here, and actively encourages foreigners to invest in its flourishing and highly regulated real estate market through a number of favourable measures. English is the number one business language and all laws are based on the British system – property contracts are also in English – so what’s not to love for a smart investor? In case you’re still in any doubt, here are some reasons why Malaysia should be on your hit list…

Impressive Investment Indicators

  • Freehold property ownership – property laws are based on the British legal system
  • English is widely spoken and property sale agreements are in English
  • Government is actively encouraging foreign home ownership
  • Excellent value – superb properties available with strong rental demand for both resort and city stock
  • Buying costs are low – between 1% and 4% of the property value
  • Strong capital growth, typically between 10% and 15%
  • Resale demand is high
  • Bank finance readily available to foreigners (up to 80% LTV)
  • Low capital gains tax – 5%
  • Low cost of living
  • One of the fastest growing economies in the region
  • Good infrastructure and modern communications network throughout
  • Thriving tourism industry
  • Strategic location – easy to reach from worldwide destinations, Kuala Lumpur is a major commercial hub for SE Asia
  • Low cost regional flights
  • International standard medical facilities
  • Stunning landscapes; wonderful climate; huge variety of cultural experiences
  • A friendly, peaceful population

There is no stopping Malaysia, she is moving upwards and growing every day….. whether you are looking for a city pad or a beachside villa, this inspiring country offers fabulous locations for both resort real estate (where tourists will want to visit year after year) and highly desirable up-market city real estate (with fantastic rental prospects.)

As an investment location, a place to take a holiday or a place to retire, Malaysia is hard to beat!

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