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  • Exchange tips about expat life in South Korea

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InterNations – The Place for Malaysians Living in South Korea

Want to connect with the expat community of Malaysians in South Korea? Looking for Malaysian compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other Malaysian expats to go on an excursion to the urban sprawl of Gyeonggi with?

InterNations South Korea offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in South Korea or are still in Malaysia planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of Malaysian expats in South Korea is going very strong, with members having roots all across Malaysia - from Kuantan, over George Town to Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian expats moving to South Korea: Your questions answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in South Korea, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in South Korea. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in South Korea? As an expat in South Korea, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in South Korea currently are:

  • Americans
  • Canadians
  • British
  • Indians

Which cities are most popular among expats in South Korea? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in South Korea:

  • Seoul
  • Busan
  • Incheon

How much rent do expats pay in South Korea? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 495 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.455 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within South Korea.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in South Korea.

Average rent in Seoul

  • Single expats: 811 USD
  • Expat families: 2.645 USD

Average rent in Busan

  • Single expats: 550 USD
  • Expat families: 1.200 USD

Average rent in Incheon

  • Single expats: 278 USD
  • Expat families: 1.213 USD

How safe is South Korea? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in South Korea as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is South Korea for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in South Korea as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in South Korea (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Tips and Advice on South Korea from Your Fellow Malaysian Expats

Obviously, expat life in South Korea goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow Malaysians is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the South Korean mentality and way of life. Malaysians in South Korea are a part of our community, calling cities such as Busan, Incheon, Seoul, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow Malaysians in Seoul, for example.

Wondering where to shop for Malaysian delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the South Korean InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from Malaysia.
  • On the South Korea Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get nasi lemak in Seoul, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for South Korea has information on the nearest Malaysian embassy and many other institutions.

From the urban sprawl of Gyeonggi to such popular nature places as Boseong Tea Field, you can meet supportive and friendly Malaysian expats in South Korea on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow Malaysians in South Korea

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in South Korea. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some South Korean kimchi, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Seoul’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover South Korea? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see the natural wonderland of Gangwon and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from Malaysia and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Assallamaleicum from our Malaysians living in South Korea!

Meet other Malaysians at our events in South Korea

Attend our monthly events and activities for Malaysians expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Apr 28, 2024, 6:45 AM
45 attendees
안녕하세요 여러분 Please read thoroughly: Every member should buy a drink (beer,tea, coffee...) so that we can use their space. "Grandpa Factory Cafe is a large cafe with many things to see. It is also famou
안녕하세요 여러분 Please read thoroughly: Every member should buy a drink (beer,tea, coffee...) so that we can use their space. Our next official event will be held in a hidden gem near Dongmyo station,
Mar 10, 2024, 6:00 AM
53 attendees
안녕하세요 여러분 PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY) "Cafes rely on the patronage of customers to stay in business, so it's courteous to buy something if you plan to use their space." This charming café is convenie
Feb 18, 2024, 5:30 AM
66 attendees
안녕하세요 여러분 PLEASE READ THROUGH: Seongsu is a fascinating area in Seoul and there's lots to see and do there. Our next venue, Deus Ex Machina, is located in this unique neighborhood near Seongsu stat

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