Malaysia is composed of 13 states and 3 federal territories, it is divided into two parts: West Malaysia and East Malaysia. West Malaysia (11 states and 2 territories) is located on the Malayan Peninsula, bordered by Thailand in the north, and the Strait of Johor and Singapore in the south. The population and economic development of Malaysia are mainly concentrated in West Malaysia. East Malaysia (2 states and 1 territory) is located in the northern part of Borneo, south of Kalimantan, Indonesia, and Brunei is located between the states of Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia. East Malaysia has abundant oil, natural gas, and forest resources.
【West Malaysia】Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor
【East Malaysia】Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan
Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia. It is located in the northwest of Borneo and has the reputation of "Hometown of Hornbills". Kuching is the capital of Sarawak, also known as "Cat City", it is also the largest city in East Malaysia. At present, Sarawak still has many buildings in the style of Brooke Dynasty and British colonial period.
WHY MALAYSIA ？
According to the annual Global Retirement Index 2014 on InternationalLiving.com, Malaysia is the third best place to retire for North Americans.
As we know, healthcare service is essential. Top-notch hospitals and facilities are available in Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Medical tourism is highly established in Penang.
The cost of living in Malaysia is relatively lower, comparing with its neighbouring countries. The living standard here is considered good.
Malaysian population consists of diverse ethnic groups. People here are friendly. It is easy for foreigners to blend in with the community.
As a cultural melting pot, language is not a barrier. English, Chinese and Tamil are the widely spoken languages in Malaysia.
Malaysia is free from earthquakes and other natural disasters. On top of that, the country is also blessed with greeneries, beaches and summer all year round not to mention good air quality. So, outdoor activities are possible any time and any day.