Ex-pat assignment in Malaysia
January 8, 2013 6:27 AM Subscribe
I have just accepted an ex-pat assignment to Malaysia, specifically Malacca. I have a variety of questions, some specific to my family situation: my wife is three months pregnant and we have a toddler. See inside for details. Thanks!
posted by John Frum to Travel & Transportation around Malaysia (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The assignment is expected to be for a year or less at which time we'll (likely) come back to the US. My company has a good ex-pat policy, so I'm not too concerned about money. I expect to start work in April. As mentioned, my wife is pregnant and due in June. We have an 18-month-old son who loves being around other little kids. We are white mid-westerns who have never traveled to Asia. My questions:
1. Any books, movies, websites, etc. we should check out to better understand and acclimate to the area?
2. Any advice for my pregnant wife? Hospitals/doctors in Malacca? From what we've heard, it sounds like Malacca has good health care, and at very worst we could travel to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore for the birth.
3. Any advice for handling the transition for my son? We'd like to get a nanny or use day care too, so my wife can continue her internet-based business. Suggestions?
4. Since this is a short-term move, we will keep our house in the US. Any suggestions about the best way to manage this?
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!