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New to Malaysia?

Some information for Irish people newly arrived in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you have recently moved to Malaysia, it may be beneficial to meet with other Irish citizens who are part of a local organisation or business network that can provide you with general advice, information and guidance. Some Irish organisations and societies active in Malaysia are listed below.

Malaysia is generally welcoming to foreign workers. Although the official language is Bahasa Malaysia, English is widely spoken and is the dominant business language. Foreigners seeking employment in Malaysia need to be aware of the relevant labour legislation and registration requirements.

The official website of the Malaysian Government is a good source of information on all aspects of the country, including living and working in Malaysia. To access this go to the Malaysia Government's Official Portal

Irish Societies and Organisations in Malaysia.

Advice to emigrants

Cross Care Migrant Project also provide advice to emigrants.

It is recommended that anyone intending to move to Malaysia does as much research as possible.