The intoxicating blend of cultures and beautiful nature draw many people to dream
of living in a bungalow in Malaysia. This island paradise is the epitome of peaceful
living, despite the variety of cultures and beliefs. Whether you are Eurasian, Indian,
Chinese, Malay or from Western descent, you are bound to love the festive atmosphere.
This colorful country has a unique personality and the foods are nutritious and
delicious. The nuances of each race and creed have blended together to form a true
Malaysian ethnicity. The people are respectful, helpful and kind. Foreigners from
the world over have made this their home away from home.
The climate is tropical, which means it is always hot, with or without rain. The
annual rainfall is between 2,000 - 2,500 millimeters. Temperatures range from 21-35
degrees Celsius. During the day, it is usually sunny, humid and hot. Most homes
and other buildings are air conditioned.
The official language is Bahasa Malaysia, but English is widely spoken for trading
and commerce. A variety of Chinese and Indian dialects can be heard within the communities.
Islam is the official religion and is observed by more than half of the Malaysians.
Christian churches and both Hindu and Buddhist temples are available too and the
constitution guarantees freedom of religion for those citizens that are not Muslim.
Food is cheap and Malaysians love to cook and eat. Dishes are influenced by the
contributors of the various ethnic groups. Western food is given a local twist with
different cooking techniques and the addition of local ingredients. Roti Canai,
Char Kuey Teow, Chicken Rice and Nasi lemak stalls are located in busy centers.
For the faint hearted expat, you will be able to access some Western fast food franchises.
Malaysian homes are modern and equipped with all you are used to out West, so you
will not feel lost when retiring to your bungalow in Malaysia after a day of taking
in the sights and sounds of this unspoilt paradise.
Bungalows are available for rent on a short or long term basis and for purchase.
Why not look at the latest Bungalow listings on this site?