As-salamu alaykum, and welcome to the InterNations Community of expats in Kuala Lumpur; a city with one of the world's most distinctive skylines, dominated by the Petronas Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Our resources will guide you through your relocation to this bustling metropolis and provide a wealth of invaluable information. We have detailed guides to help you find work in Kuala Lumpur, as well as advice on acquiring the correct visa and tips on choosing a part of the city to live in. It's also reassuring to know our social forum connects you with other expats living in Kuala Lumpur, who can give you tips and advice from their own experiences. If you have a question, just ask, from "how do I travel around the city?" to "where can I watch English language movies?". Simply join one of groups and meet up with new friends in real life to make your transition to your new Malaysian adventure seamless.
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As Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur is the political and economic center of the country and hosts the headquarters of many multinational companies. Career opportunities are varied; finance is a key industry, with transport, tourism, education and the service industry just some of the other areas employing a large proportion of residents. You'll find lively nights out in Bukit Bintang, the entertainment district, and excellent shopping in the city center; Tuanka Abdul Rahman. There's culture to be found in one of the city's museums, such as the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia or the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, and of course at the events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Thaipusam procession at Batu Caves; a Hindu celebration of dance and song. Cuisine in Kuala Lumpur is just as varied as its Chinese, Islamic and Malaysian architecture; curries and spicy middle Eastern dishes are prevalent, with chicken and fresh seafood carrying the fusion of flavors. Chinese cuisine presents sticky pork dishes and noodle shops are also a firm favorite.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Shanghai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
It can be tricky to find new friends when relocating; luckily, InterNations is here to help with a huge number of groups in Kuala Lumpur. You'll find InterNations Groups devoted to music, theater, professional networking, yoga, nightlife, wine and dancing, to name just a few, making sure you can carry on your hobbies and build up your social network after relocating. We are here to help you solve as many problems as possible before they even happen, so you can start your new life with the comfort of knowing you are not alone.