The high cost of living in Singapore can make you more curious about living a different life north of the border. Johor Bahru is a city just next to Singapore on the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia. The thought of paying lower rates, more space and cheap goods make people relocate to Johor Bahru.
Many Singaporeans move into Johor Bahru to do shopping, eat and play golf over the weekends. There was a large number of Singaporeans who decided to move from Singapore to Johor Bahru. The main reason for relocating to JB is money issues. It is considering that a 4-room flat in Singapore will enable the expatriate to sustain his/her living expenses in Johor Bahru.
JB commonly known to locals as Islander Malaysia has a population of 1.7 million people with tourism being one of the most significant factors that contribute to the town’s economic growth. The city is easily reached from Singapore through the Causeway link and various bridges, receiving over 49.9% 0f the country’s nearly 22.5 million foreign tourists.
Does the move from Singapore to Johor Bahru mean savings and a better lifestyle? For those expatriates who want to relocate, the answer to the resounding question is yes! A family of two or three people can save on a monthly basis on basics like grocery, utilities and petrol. In addition to that, the lifestyle of expats changes for the better.
Kids have the opportunity of attending elite schools like Marlborough College Malaysia, a place they can enjoy extensive sporty programs that the school provides. Besides, children will have the freedom of coming home, drop their bags and grab their bikes to visit friends in the beautiful town. Unlike Singapore, Malaysia is more relaxed and less humid, and in most cases, you will benefit from the breeze blowing through your home and garden.
Instead of commuting every day to work from JB to Singapore, you should consider driving instead of taking a bus or riding a motorbike. If you choose to commute, it will take you approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in the morning, 1.5 to 2.5 hours during the evenings and door to door.
The process of relocating to a new country for a new job, business and holiday can be tedious, and JB is not exempted from this. Expatriates move with most of their belongings; furniture, clothes and household goods from Singapore to JB and relocating services offered by Astro movers will be helpful.