Making the move to Malaysia for child's education

Christine Pun, together with her husband and daughter, has been looking to move to Malaysia via the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) since the middle of 2019 not long after the 2019/2020 Hong Kong protests against plans to allow extradition to mainland China, started in June last year.

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“It is not true to say that the protest is the sole reason for us to move to Malaysia, but it is what affirmed our decision to apply for the MM2H visa. Our original intention in moving to Malaysia was for a better education environment for our only daughter,” Pun tells in a tele-interview.

The couple who had considered some other destinations such as Taiwan and Singapore before settling for Malaysia.

“The international school quality and living cost is one thing, but another major draw was the multi-cultural and multi-language environment offered by Malaysia, which we believe could help us to adapt to daily life easier,” she shares.

With Pun’s MM2H application having been approved, the family is looking to buy a property to make the move to Malaysia. 

“We wish to visit some projects and various neighbourhoods before making the decision. We are aiming for projects in Kuala Lumpur city centre or the Mont’Kiara area.

“Malaysia’s property is cheaper compared to Hong Kong, but the rental return and price growth are also much slower than Hong Kong. However, I’m confident with Malaysia’s property, given its rather stable price growth over the years,” Pun notes.

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This story first appeared in the e-Pub on June 26, 2020. You can access back issues here.

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