What Is Malaysia My Second Home Programme?
Malaysia My Second Home Programme was initiated, organized and launched by the Malaysian Government to allow citizens of countries recognized by Malaysia, who fulfill certain criteria, regardless of race, religion, gender or age to stay in Malaysia. Applicants are allowed to bring with them their spouse and children as dependents. Successful applicants will be granted a Social Visit Pass for a period of 10 years, which is renewable ( subject to the validity period of their passport ).
Who are eligible to apply?
It is open to all citizens of countries recognized by Malaysia, who fulfill certain criteria, regardless of race, religion, gender or age to stay in Malaysia and applicants are expected to be financially capable of supporting themselves on this programme in Malaysia.
Why Reside in Malaysia?
This programme is initiated, organised and launched by the Malaysian Government and the Malaysian Government will continuously improve it, to ensure its success.
The weather in the tropical paradise of Malaysia is pleasant, warm and balmy with moderate rain throughout the year. There are also highland residential areas and resorts with permanent spring-like weather throughout the country.
Political Stability and Rule of Law
The ruling Government of Malaysia is a freely elected Government and represents all groups of people found within the country. Malaysia has long been one of the safest and most politically stable countries in the world by strictly practicing the British system of justice set out in its constitution. This rule of law has enabled the development of an open, democratic society with constitutional guarantees to practice all religions.
Culture & Language
The Malay language (Bahasa Malaysia) is the national language of the country; English is the second language but other languages can be freely used and practised. Similarly the Malay culture is dominant in the country because the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region. But other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.
Recreation & Entertainment
The country has everything for the family, theme parks, jungle trails, sports, water sports and one of the highest numbers of golf courses. The forests in Malaysia are indisputably the oldest in the world and its National Parks are treasure troves of its rich natural heritage. Malaysia’s coastline now attracts millions of Malaysian and foreign tourists for leisure and relaxation activities. Beaches, islands and coral reefs offer a spectacular venue for all these activities.
From high-end couture to ethnic handicrafts and the internationally acclaimed pewter ware, Malaysia has it all. Enjoy the comforts and convenience of shopping in air-conditioned malls and hypermarkets. Besides shopping, families have a choice of watching a movie, having fun at the bowling alley or enjoying the spread at the food court. Shoppers can also browse for interesting items on display at the weekly flea markets. Do join-in the excitement of haggling at the night markets or pasar malam, an interesting feature of local life. The best time to enjoy fantastic discounts and special offers is during the annual Mega Sales.
At Malaysia, you will discover a delightful fusion of three of Asia’s oldest civilisations – Malay, Chinese and Indian. A potpourri enriched with indigenous traditions of the Kadazans, Ibans and other ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Added with the influence of the British, Portuguese, Dutch and Thais, Malaysians are indeed a blend of diverse cultures.
Food & Fruits
International cuisine is available here at very reasonable cost. With so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable that each race has picked up the best of each other’s food and made Malaysia into Asia’s Food Paradise. Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year. It should be a real joy to savour these fruits.