Foreigners Investing in Malaysia Properties and Real Estate

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7 Reasons Why Malaysia Is A Top Choice For Foreigners To Invest in Property and Real Estate

As  one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding areas offer first class infrastructure and financial advantages to make property a worthwhile investment in Malaysia. here are some of the factors that make property investment in Malaysia attractive.

  • Malaysia have a robust and stable economy, in dynamic growth Asia
    With a  GDP growing by around 6% in recent years, it gives confidence to invest in Malaysian assets.
  • Rapid population growth in Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur recorded an average 50% population growth every 20 years, and is one of the growing cities in Asia
  • Undervalued Ringgit
    The Malaysian currency is the4th most undervalued currency in the world and is 46% undervalued relative to the US Dollar, according to the July 2012 Economist Big Mac Index.
  • Savings on low property gains taxes
    With a present  0-15% RPGT of the capital gain, it is relatively attractive.
  • Relax investment rules compared to other Emerging Markets
    With  a liberal property-ownership regulations for foreigners who want to invest in Malaysia, it is becoming easier to buy property here.
  • Increasingly Wealthy Population
    Demand for property and  real estate requirements are growing at a high pace with more  increasingly-wealthy population
  • Increasing international interest in Malaysian real estate, particularly from the Middle East
    Malaysia is the only country in South-East Asia which offers both conventional and shariah-compliant financing


  1. Foreigner purchasers are required to apply approval from Foreign Investment Committee and State Authority for acquisition of property in Malaysia
  2. Malaysia My Second Home Programme is promoted by the Government of Malaysia to allow foreigners who fulfill certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia for as long as possible on a multiple-entry social visit pass.


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