5 Great International Schools In Malaysia Outside Kuala Lumpur

Most expats in Malaysia are concentrated in the country’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, where there are quite some international schools to choose from. If you’re stationed elsewhere in Malaysia besides the capital city, there are five great international schools outside Kuala Lumpur worth checking out: Malacca Expatriate International School, Malacca The Malacca Expatriate International School or MES is a co-ed that follows the British educational system. Located in the state of Malacca, major subjects on offer include accounting, business studies, economics, English, ICT, Mandarin, Malay, science, maths, history, and geography. Fairview International School, Johor Bahru Branch With six branches throughout Malaysia, Fairview International School offers a whole suite of International Baccalaureate curriculum. Admission involves submitting an online application, student assessment, and student review before your child is offered a place at the school.   Garden International School, Pahang Branch One of the oldest international schools in Malaysia, Garden International School or GIS follows the British educational system for students age three to eighteen years old. The private co-ed school has a few branches in the country. Westlake International School, Perak Another international school that follows a British-based curriculum, the Westlake International School in Perak sees students from the primary level to A-Levels. There’s also a short-term study program to Japan. Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang The Prince of Wales Island International School, or POWIIS, is located on the idyllic island of Penang. Following the British curriculum that leads to IGCSE and A-Level qualifications, the co-ed school offers boardings from year 7 to 13. Schools like POWIIS Malaysia are often the gateway to top universities of the world,...

Why Food Packaging Doesn’t List Exact Measurements for Each Ingredient

Did you ever notice that food products manufactured in Malaysia do not list all the exact measurements of all the ingredients on the packaging?  Consumers, those who run restaurants, and others in the various food industry realms of Malaysia may wonder the reason for this. Let’s look at some facts to enlighten you about this case. Regulations are more concerned about prohibited foods as a whole Regulations are more concerned about banned foods in Malaysian export market and the internal selling market than about the listing of the ingredients measurement on the product’s packaging. The premise seems to be that as long as the food is safe and legal, complying with set forth laws; then all exact measurements are not required to be listed. There’s exception of course, as the legislation determine that certain food products must list its ingredients measurement. It is left up to the consumer to decide if he or she wants to eat or sell products It is the premise that it is left up to the consumer to decide if he or she wants to eat or sell food products in Malaysia, even if all the exact ingredients are not listed on the packaging of the food products.  The consumer can at least read the ingredients to see what he or she is consuming or selling to others. After people consume the products, they will know if they want to continue to eat them or sell them on a regular basis; based on quality, nutrition, and taste. So consumer knowledge and experience regarding food items play a key role here. Though all the exact...

5 Simple Ways To Look Presentable At Work Even With A Hangover

Sometimes your job requires you to attend an event with plenty of booze around. Or sometimes you just need a good dose of happy hour with your friends to forget about your stressful day at work. Unfortunately, a night of drinking and partying may leave you looking worse for wear in the morning, which is especially bad if you had to go to work. Check out these five simple ways to look presentable at work, even with a hangover: Apply moisturizer for hydration Constant drinking of alcohol throughout the night could leave you with a dehydrated skin in the morning, making you look tired. Use a good amount of moisturizer before you go to work to plump up the skin and give it a glowing, dewy look. It’s highly recommended for you to use moisturizers that contain light reflecting properties to protect you from sun damages like wrinkles and dark spots. Wear BB Cream for instant glow If you’re pressed for time in the morning, simply dab on some BB cream to give your blotchy skin an instant glow. A BB cream lives up to its reputation as the miracle worker. The creamy formulation, which often comes in the shades of light, medium, and dark, works wonders in the evening out your skin tone, protecting you from sun damages, and serving as an all-in-one foundation, primer, moisturizer, and serum. Add some bronzer for some color A heavy night of drinking and partying could leave you with a colorless, pale skin in the morning. Your skin typically loses its natural color and sheen as the body detoxes from the alcohol....

A Guide for Expats in Malaysia: 7 Essential Tips to Comfortably Settle In

Malaysia is a global country, home to big conglomerates and a booming startup scene. Thousands of expats move to Malaysia to work and ride the growing economy. If you happen to find yourself on a plane to live and work in Malaysia, the move can be quite daunting because of the new surroundings and culture. Here are seven tips to comfortably settle down in Malaysia.   Join a Club or Organization Making friends can be difficult when moving to a country full of new people and a new culture. A quick way to meet like-minded folks is to join expatriate groups and societies. Luckily, Malaysia is home to a slew of organizations whether you’re from Asia, the US or Europe.   Set a Routine To feel comfortable in a new country, be sure to continue certain habits you had back home. If you work out in the gym every morning, find a gym you like in Malaysia. If you spend weekends hiking, Malaysia is home to hiking trails. Continue doing what you love to adapt comfortably.   Set Up a Bank Account It’s advisable to open a Malaysian bank account because of the change in currency. A Malaysian account will also help you in managing different income flows and alleviating the risk of exchange rate fluctuations.   Tour Around the City It can be daunting to settle down in a new country. There are many places you are unaware of and need to know before Malaysia feels like home. Join a professional tour or get a friend to bring you around. Deliberately exploring the Malaysia is the best introduction....

7 Essential Travel Safety Tips to Stay Safe and Connected

The world is becoming smaller. Affordable flights, travel options, and applications are making it easier to fly around the world. Wanderlust is overflowing with the ease provided by technology. While travel has never been this available, it’s important to always be safe. While there are tons of travel tips out there, here are seven essential tips that the on-the-go and mobile traveler should not forget to stay safe and connected.   Download transportation applications Public transportation is different in every country, from the ubiquitous cabs to tricycles. Transportations applications like Uber, Grab and Lyft allows you to book vehicles from cars, motorcycles and even helicopters. The plus point is the companies have screened and approved the drivers for your safety.   Save a digital footprint In case you lose your passport or leave behind a credit card, for safety purposes, scan a copy of these important documents and save it on your mobile phones. You never know when you’ll need ID.   Always have Google Maps Google Maps allows you to save locations, create an itinerary, and select the safest route to get there. Whether by foot, bike or car, Google Maps can adopt different methods to get you to that museum or hole-in-the-wall fast and safe. Since you can’t always have a reliable internet connection, load your itinerary when connected via Wi-Fi (for example at your hotel). You’ll then be able to consult the map even offline.   Be travel-insured What are the chances of a complication on your flight? Not only travel insurance protects you from medical accidents, but it also provides protection in the case of...