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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Kuala Lumpur

  • Get information in our Kuala Lumpur guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Kuala Lumpur

  • Adam Malewski

    With all the great information on this site, getting settled in Kuala Lumpur was a piece of cake.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Kuala Lumpur

Hello to all Americans in Kuala Lumpur! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Kuala Lumpur? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Kuala Lumpur which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer for expats. The Malaysian capital is a large, global city known for being the cultural, financial, and economic center of Malaysia, home to the Parliament of Malaysia and the official residence of the Malaysian King, and much more! With the comprehensive road system and range of public transportation options, such as buses as well as light rail transit, rapid transit, monorail, and commuter rail services, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Bangsar or Desa Sri Hartamas, for example, which are both approximately a 15-minute journey away from Kuala Lumpur’s center.

Although Kuala Lumpur has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Kuala Lumpur, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Kuala Lumpur
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    From United States of America, living in Kuala Lumpur
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    From United States of America, living in Kuala Lumpur
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    From United States of America, living in Kuala Lumpur
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    From United States of America, living in Kuala Lumpur

Meet other Americans in Kuala Lumpur

Connect at Our Events in Kuala Lumpur

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Kuala Lumpur. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Kuala Lumpur. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Kuala Lumpur.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Kuala Lumpur Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Kuala Lumpur expat forums. When you arrive in Kuala Lumpur, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Kuala Lumpur. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Kuala Lumpur to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • KL Suggestions
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    Nov 13, 9:42 PM
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    Hi Christine, it depends a little where you're staying. there are plenty of places in town. But I still like Bangsar Baru , even though there are not so many choices anymore, there are a few …

  • Fully Furnished KL Rental Condo/Flat
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    Sep 29, 3:19 PM
    Community member

    Hiya Kimberly, How's things.. Just thought I'd poke my head here and slip in a... "...give us a holler if nothing works out." I'm an real estate agent. Otherwise, hope you'll enjoy …

  • A best place to live for a single expat
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    May 12, 10:54 AM
    Community member

    Matt, Thanks for the info. I will be working not too far from KLCC but looks like they are going to give me a corporate housing rather than a housing allowance.

Ask experienced American expats in Kuala Lumpur

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

Often referred to as simply “KL” by locals, Kuala Lumpur can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Kuala Lumpur? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Kuala Lumpur’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Malaysian capital has to offer, from Istana Budaya, the beautiful national theater building in the traditional shopping district of Tuanku Abdul Rahman, to Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, which offers a majestic view of the city, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Kuala Lumpur and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Kuala Lumpur and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Kuala Lumpur Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Kuala Lumpur at Our Events

Our Kuala Lumpur community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the urban agglomeration of the Klang Valley. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Malaysia in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Kuala Lumpur!

  • Adam Malewski

    With all the great information on this site, getting settled in Kuala Lumpur was a piece of cake.

  • Yasmin Krüger-Darango

    A former business partner recommended InterNations to me when I moved abroad to Malaysia. We still use it to stay in touch.

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