Why work in financial services in Malaysia?
Written by Vanessa Vrdoljak on June 24, 2015.
Kuala Lumpur, often referred to simply as KL, is the capital of Malaysia. The city’s name literally means “muddy estuary” in Malay, hinting at its humble origins. When you visit KL today, it is hard to imagine that just 150 years ago this bustling metropolis, now home to around 6.5 million people, was a small, sleepy, Chinese tin-mining village.
Before moving to Cambodia, I had a little taste of KL on one of my regular holidays to Asia. Like many other travellers I passed through the city before heading to Borneo for adventure and to Malaysia’s stunning islands to go diving and enjoy the beautiful beaches. However, I was utterly seduced by the vibrant mix of cultures and the colonial architecture in KL, not to mention some of the world’s most affordable five-star hotels, great shopping and even better food. I began to wonder if I really had to restrict myself to spending just two short weeks of holiday in such a prime location. The answer, happily, was no and now I have the pleasure of working with, and occasionally visiting the lively but professional team of consultants who have made the decision to move to KL. It is something they have not regretted for one single minute.
In KL many western expats can afford a lifestyle which they could only dream of back home. Serviced apartments which are cleaned daily are easily available and very affordable. Great transport links mean that you have the country’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Melaka and George Town, beautiful jungles, and breathtaking beaches literally on your doorstep for weekends away. Who wouldn’t rather spend their spare time swimming with dolphins than sitting indoors on a cold January Saturday watching re-runs of A Place in the Sun?! Year-round sunshine is a big bonus too.
KL is a great place to raise children and attracts young families who want to make the most of the laid-back lifestyle the city offers while at the same time having access to some outstanding private schools offering a very high standard of education and small class sizes. Healthcare in KL is also excellent and affordable with world-class hospitals, state-of-the-art equipment and highly competent medical professionals.
Foodies will be in heaven in Malaysia, particularly in KL which has a vibrant restaurant scene with everything from hawkers on the street and kopitiams (coffee shops) to fine-dining establishments. The city is often described as a cultural melting pot and this is reflected in the variety of food on offer from traditional Malay dishes and pan-Asian cuisine to French and Italian.
I doubt you’ll ever get fed up of everything KL has to offer but KL International Airport is a central hub and if you want to go home to visit family and friends, it is easy to get back to Europe, and to other parts of the world.
If all this sounds attractive and you’re wondering how you might be able to make a move to KL happen for you, Infinity Financial Solutions might have the answer. We are a leading provider of expat financial services with offices throughout Asia. Our KL office is centrally located opposite the world-famous Petronas Towers right in the heart of the city with restaurants, shopping and fantastic transport links on the doorstep.
The company is well established and secure as well as fully licensed and regulated by the Labuan FSA (Malaysia’ financial regulatory body). We are totally independent and offer great job prospects with quality management, a first-class admin and back office team, IT support and great opportunities for career development. As well as working with all the leading insurance providers, Infinity has an exclusive partnership with Tilney Bestinvest, a market-leading investment management company based in London and licensed and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
KL really does have something to offer everyone. Please do get in touch to find out more about how you can work with us in financial services in Malaysia.
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