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Sarawak has safe, clean and pleasant working and living conditions. The lifestyle in modern Sarawak has improved significantly over the past two decades. Foreign investors and their families can be assured of a high quality of life.

With all the modern facilities and amenities, visitors from abroad will find it easy to blend in with the local community and adapt to the environment.

There is a wide choice of public and private schools to cater for the international community. Tunku Putra International School and Lodge International are the top two schools that cater for such. There are also several local colleges and universities that offer twinning programmers with countries like United Kingdom and Australia.

Kuching City and the major towns in Sarawak, have facilities to cater for all kinds of sport—from tennis and squash courts, swimming pools, soccer pitches and international standard golf courses such as the Sarawak Golf Club (KGS) and Sarawak Club, a private club which has an 18-hole golf course.

Like most of the urban centres, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri have many entertainment spots, recreational parks, eateries and shopping complexes

Developers have provided a wide selection of comfortable and affordable housing for rent or purchase. Employees from abroad are permitted to purchase houses or condominiums under the Special Development Areas (SDA) scheme which have strata titles.

Type of House
(within city center)
Monthly Rental (RM)
Price per unit
Single Storey Terrace 500 - 600 90,000 - 140,0000
Double Storey Terrace 650 - 800 160,000 - 230,000
Double Storey Semi-Detached 900 - 1,200 280,000 - 500,000
Double Storey Detached 1,400 - 2,000 450,000 - 2,000,000
Note: The rental or purchase price for each type of house will be vary, depending on the locality.

Good Leisure Centres & Excellent Recreational Facilities
Government-run sports centres, privately-run recreational clubs and other leisure facilities are available in major towns of Sarawak. Medical and Health care facilities are easily available. Overall environment is clean, refreshing and not stressful. The high standard of living, complemented by modern amenities, is comparatively cheaper than most modern cities.

There are good healthcare and medical facilities, world-class educational institutions, excellent recreational and sports facilities, various food, shopping and entertainment outlets, beach resorts, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and fun leisure and outdoor activities organized throughout the year.

The Damai Golf Course, Borneo Highland Golf Course and Kelab Golf Sarawak (Sarawak Golf Club) in Kuching are good venues for putting off for the golf enthusiasts. There are good golf courses in Miri City and Sibu as well.

There are well-equipped fitness centres, gymnasiums and public pools throughout major towns of Sarawak.

Good Health Care & Medical Facilities
Generally, all government general hospitals provide free treatment for government employees and charge a minimal fee for non-government employees and tourists.

In Kuching city, the medical equipment at Kuching General Hospital is up-to-date, with latest facility being the cardiac centre. The Normah Medical Specialists Centre, Kuching Specialist Centre and Timberland Medical Specialists Centre are private hospitals with medical staff, locally and internationally trained, whose medical qulifications and experience are highly regarded.

Based on figures from the Malaysian Medical Association, consultation fee from general pratitioners/physicians/pediatricians/psychiatrists are reasonable which range from RM30.00 to RM180.00.

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