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Reasons To retire in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Updated on December 28, 2012

Kuching, Sarawak

One of The Best City to Retire in the Asia is Kuching, the Capital of Sarawak

Dear Retiree,

Do you have a dream of wanting to stay Malaysia after your retirement ?

If the answer is YES, Please read on and enjoy.

Retirement is everyone dream because you can choice your lifestyle that you wish. You can plan you retirement early. Some lucky one can retire at the early age and some retire later. In this age and with the power of the internet, you can work at home. you can choose the time you work. therefore, a lot of young people can retire early or at least only work for two to three hours per day or semi-retire. Some termed this group of well off people-the coffee shop millionaire. With the help of internet, a lot of people live the life of their dreams. They achieve financial freedom. They travel around the world. They dine in finest restaurant the world could offer.

If you are one of them, let us recommend you do visit Kuching,Sarawak. This is one of the best place you can retire. Kuching offers healthy lifestyle.

Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H)

Now, the Malaysia Government has a program to welcome oversea residents to stay in Malaysia. The program is called The Malaysia Second Home Program. In short, it is called Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H). In order to qualify for this program, you need invest in a landed property worth over RM 500.000.00. or RM 350,000.00 for non land property. The latter is common known as strata property in Malaysia

According to recent report, Malaysia has welcome more three thousands people around the world to stay in Malaysia last year. Some of them came and stay in Kuching - The best city to retire.

Kuching is healthy living.

The top reasons people stay here is Kuching is a livable city. According to WHO, Kuching is one of the top 10 livable city in the world.The people are peace loving. The food are good. The No. 1 reason is the malaysia government offer the Malaysia Second Home Program that welcome everyone around the world to stay in Kuching,

Kuching has a lot of Attractions. The attractions like health facilities, good air pollution index. tropical climate,places of shopping, places of interest, its people, etc

Health Facilities

For Health facilities, Kuching offer three (3) World Class Specialist Hospitals namely Timberland Medical Centre. Kuching Specialist Hospital and Normah Specialist Hospital. and One famous Sarawak Heart Specialist Hospital. It is capable of preforming open heart like Heart-By-Pass.

Language Spoken

The Language widely spoken in Kuching is English and Chinese. The population of Kuching is more 600,000.

Places of Shopping

Kuching offers international Shopping experiences Like THe Spring Mall Kuching - The best lifestyle Mall. at Jalan Simpang Tiga and the Latest addition is Plaza Merdeka. near the Famous Kuching Indian Street.

Kuching also known as a Garden City.

For nature lovers, Kuching is a paradise for you. You can visit the famous world heritage site MULU caves in Miri. We have the Stutong Forest Reverse where you can enjoy your daily walk. it offers two walking tracks distant of 1.6 km and 1 km. There are a lot of Forest Reverse in Kuching and Sarawak. We have the fomous ORANG UTAH at Smoggong Wild Life centre which is only 1 hours drive from Kuching.

Kuching International Airport is one of best Airport in Malaysia. It has daily direct fly from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, etc The travel time from Singapore is 30 minutes.

Kuching, Malaysia

pearl Commercial Centre:
Pearl Street, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Kuching is the capital City of Sarawak. It has daily direct fly Singapore.

Beautiful Kuching

Recipe Rating

Is the Durian Recipe Understandable ?

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Major Attractions and Benefits of staying In Kuching

Three (private)
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese,Malay
Major Export
Timber,Oil, Rubber, Pepper
Summary of Important Point

Food Destinations with Culture Theme

There are a number of restaurants offer food with a culture theme

The famous one are listed below:-

1) The Basaga Residence at Tabuan Road ( Hotels Bali )

Discover a unique stay at Basaga Residences. Basaga is set amongst a few acres of tropical gardens which offer you a peaceful and comfortable environment to relax.

The sound of water from the tiled wall, flows directly into our landscaped salt-water pool, surrounded by tall shady trees, creates a nice and relaxing ambience.

Basaga’s offers 33 rooms and 1 suite, which offer reasonable rates, are spacious and clean and tastefully furnished with a host of modern amenities for your comfort.

Located just about 10 minutes’ drive from the Kuching International Airport (KIA) and only 7-minute drive away from the City center, it is within walking distance of one of Kuching’s largest shopping mall and some of our local eateries and restaurants. - The Spring Mall

You can also spend your dinner time experiencing a range of delicious foods in our courtyard restaurant overlooking the garden

The Basaga Holiday Residences offer a comfortable and affordable accommodation for today’s value conscious travelers.

2) Happy Valley Restaurant At Pending Road ( Bali )

Recipe Rating

Cast your vote for Fried Durian

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 1 hour 2 min
Yields: serves five people ten cups of Durian

Ingredients for Fried Durian

  • 2 cups Durian friut, flour, sugar


  1. put the durian fruit and flour into a mixing bowl. pour water and mix well ready to be fried for two to three minutes

What is Durian ?

Dear Food Lover,

Durian is one kind of Fruit. It is a seasonal fruit.It can be eaten straight from the tree when it is mature.

It is available in Malaysia or Thailand. The local called it the KING of the fruit.

Kuching is one of best place to enjoy this kind of fruit.

The price can range RM 2 to RM 20 depend the source of the fruit.


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      19 months ago

      Sarawak has its own retirement visa plan which has easier requirements and lower financial levels. It's only for retirees over 50 or people with children going to school in Sarawak, though.

      Do not apply to the MM2H program if you intend to retire in Kuching or elsewhere in Sarawak. Go to the Sarawak Tourism Board site and type in Sarawak My Second Home.

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      Madison Miller 

      5 years ago from The United States

      I've been looking into Malaysia...thanks!!

    • cosmomed profile image


      5 years ago from Sarawak. Malaysia

      Kuching is a modern and well-populated area in Borneo. Definitely recommend it!


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