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Confused66 Aug 3rd 2011 7:31 am

Moving to KL - where to live?

I am moving to KL shortly and will be working in the city centre. I don't want to get a car and am looking for accommodation up to 2,400 RM pm. I am single and looking for somewhere lively but also with a number of expats. Would you recommend the city itself or if not where else?

Thanks in advance

joamelie Aug 4th 2011 12:33 am

Re: Moving to KL - where to live?
A lot of expats live in the city centre, have a look at the iproperty website.

optimistic_jim Aug 16th 2011 2:26 pm

Re: Moving to KL - where to live?
OK, so not an expert as I'm only 4 weeks and a bit in to my stay here, however I've done a bit of research on this. 2,400 a month isn't going to get you much, check out as suggested, but you'll be better renting a room for that to get a nicer place to live, however there are the downsides to not having your own place.

I would look to get somewhere slightly outside the city centre to get more for your money, if you can get something near the LRT (train) then it's crazy cheap and convenient to travel in every day. The most popular place for ex-pats that is good for travel into KLCC is Bangsar, very established and lively, you might be able to get a good deal on somewhere there as there are a lot of older condos.

Hope that is of some use, not much I know, good luck!


bakedbean Aug 17th 2011 6:43 am

Re: Moving to KL - where to live?
Sounds like sensible advice to me, not that I know KL very well.

Strider24 Aug 17th 2011 8:59 am

Re: Moving to KL - where to live?
The area we have our KL place would not be the usual for an expat. Selayang area is mostly Chinese, but a lot of Malay and the food it really great and a fraction of city prices (I include Penang in this) I once saw another round eyes at Tesco once, but basically I'm one of a kind. I'm easily found as you only need ask where the old bald round eyes lives and they will have me pegged immediately. Actually although there are trains from either Batu Caves or Kepong and both Rapid and Metro regular buses into the big smoke, its not seen as an ideal place for expats. For me its great, as there is such a variety of supermarkets, malls and every evening a pasir malam in the area, that I don't really need to go to the big smog....and don't.:thumbup:

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