Social Expat Groups, Associations and Meetups in Malaysia



The Expat KL Mingle
Meet and mingle with other expats in Kuala Lumpur. Held every month, the Mingle switches venues to various popular bars/restaurants every month. Pre-registration required.

InterNations Malaysia
InterNations hosts several top-class but various¬†types of events for expats in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. No matter what kind of expat you are, there’s an event for people similar to you on InterNations.

Penang International Mingle
Brought to you by the same people behind The Expat KL Mingle, the Penang chapter hosts a mingle every two months at different bars/restaurants around Penang. Pre-registration required.

The Expat Group Events
Apart from their hugely popular Mingle events, The Expat Group also hosts wine nights and special focus events catered to different interest groups. Keep checking their site for updates.

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Rent Property in Malaysia as a Foreigner


Renting property in Malaysia is a fairly simple process. As a foreigner, you don’t need to provide complicated documents or financial records to the landlord. You are, however, may be required to provide (but not restricted to) any of these documents prior to the agreement:

  1. Identification
  2. Supporting visas
    Student visa for international students
    Work permit for foreign working professionals
    MM2H application details for retirees/visitors living in Malaysia under the Malaysia My Second Home program
  3. Some form of financial record

Ready to look for a place? Start searching¬†for properties for rent or if you’re a student or prefer to stay with others, you may find a room for rent instead.