Welcome to Kuala Lumpur

Welcome to Kuala Lumpur. Please use the search box below on the left hand side of the page, to quickly find tips and information for living in KL. To receive regular updates and tips please become a follower and subscribe at the bottom of the page. I welcome all your emails at: expatliving@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Information site for Expats around the world.

Have just discovered another site with great information for expatriates around the world.
Anglo Info.

Have a look here:


Which Washing Powder? Clothes in humid climate.

When we first moved to Kuala Lumpur, we encountered a lot of issues with our washing machine.
The water often over-flowed and our clothes seemed to have soapy residue on them. The technician who came to look at the machine advised us that we were using the wrong washing powder.
So that you do not make the same mistake, always go for Persil washing powder. It may be more expensive than some of the other brands but it is made to wash with low suds and therefore, best suited for your washing machine!
The other two brands I tried: Daia and Fab are terrible for the washing machine and I guess are best for hand washing only.

Softners: we like Soflan.



You may find that because of the humidity some of your clothes do not dry properly and leave a musty, mouldy smell. To counter this use a rinse in your washing machine like the one by Dettol.
We also tumble dry our towels and bed linen as this really helps get them completely dry.

Some great tips via the link below on preventing mould attacking your leather bags in humid climate:
Silica gel to control humidity

Please share any of your discoveries on detergents, mould-prevention etc in KL. Thank you!

Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club

For you golfers out there, you must explore all the courses that Kuala Lumpur has to offer!

Photos below of the KLGCC, Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Additional to their course they also have a driving range for beginners, golf lessons and rainy days.

There is a big golf event coming up on the 11th to 14th October 2012.

For location and further details have a look at their website via the link below:
Golf Club

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ode to 100 plus!

I have really fallen in love with the soft drink 100 plus and I missed it severely whilst on holiday abroad. This isotonic soft drink by F&N in Malaysia is so so so good when you are feeling dehydrated and it has often rescued me during illness. The best natural alternative would be fresh coconut juice. I wish they would export this stuff around the world. More people need to taste it's goodness.
Having said that when I first came across it I was put of by the ingredients label. Words like: " permitted food conditioner", "additives", "synthetic origin" did not appeal to me. I can't even remember how it happened that I did end up trying a sip. Now I stock bottles of the original flavour in my fridge. There are several flavours but I do prefer the original. I am interested to hear other people's verdict on this drink. Post a comment or drop me an email.

For more information go to their site:

 See images below.

Wisak Celebrations in Kuala Lumpur.

The buddhist celebration of Wisak took place on the 5th of May 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.
A wonderful event with a moving atmosphere. See for yourself.

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