Kuala Lumpur is one of the bustling international cities in the world – as the local people speak English, there is great access to every other Southeast Asian country, and its tropical weather – which attracts expats and tourists alike.
As a Malaysian, you may want to make international friends who live or are visiting in Malaysia. However, to make good friends, you need start by venturing out from your usual circle of friends.
Here are some tips how you can meet new international people in Kuala Lumpur.
1. Join events at after-6.com
After-6.com is website where you can find dinner buddies after work. As this service was founded by Japanese person who was looking for opportunity to make new local and international friends in Kuala Lumpur, there are many international people joining this service as well many as local Malaysians.
At a typical after-6 event, you can try a variety of cuisines from countries such as Japan, Italy, Thai, and Morroco.
It would be great to exchange cultural knowledge on the various cuisines of the world.
2. Teach Malay language
There are some communities where you can teach Malay language to international people living in Kuala Lumpur. You can find these at language centres, university course, meetup groups, and so on.
Those who want to learn the Malay language should be international people, so you can meet a lot of them there.
3. Join international parties
If you like large group parties, international parties are also a good opportunity to meet people from outside Malaysia.
International parties are happening almost every week among expat groups.
4. Join international communities in universities
If you are student, there should be an international community in each collage / university. They are totally welcoming to local people joining group and to connect with them. International students are looking for opportunities to have local friends, and to know about not only culture and language, but also local informations such as popular restaurant, fun events.
International friends always give you inspirations and expands your world!
Don’t be shy, there are lot of opportunities around you already.