Culture Shock

Culture shock in Malaysia is unlikely to be an extreme element in the initial settling down process. The country offers a range of modern conveniences, with a very multicultural society and local population that is generally friendly and welcoming to newcomers.

Nevertheless, there will be aspects of one’s new life that may take some getting used to. Perhaps the biggest aspect of a new life in Malaysia is religion. Most of the population is Muslim, and adheres to conservative Islamic customs. Another major element of culture shock that expats may have to contend with is getting used to the hot and humid equatorial climate.