A country with a population of over 28,000,000 people, Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and is mostly spread over two regions; Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. The country has a successful economy, growing year on year for half a century and this has led to a comprehensive infrastructure and excellent selection of teaching positions in Malaysia. The capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is home to a permanent population of 1.5 million and is known for its striking skyline including the Petronas Twin Towers, which were previously the tallest buildings in the world.
Kuala Lumpur has an excellent transport infrastructure and public transport is a pretty straightforward way to get around. Not many foreign teachers choose to purchase their own vehicle here as the network of trains, buses and taxis is so reliable. The cost of living in Malaysia is certainly less than in most western countries; rent is particularly affordable although this may be included in your employment package anyway. Kuala Lumpur is actually one of the most advanced cities in all of Asia and a hive of activity virtually 24 hours a day. There is an excellent mixture of cultures and traditions here and the locals have a reputation for being very friendly to foreigners.