PASSPORTS BEYOND BORDERS

 

Learn More

Discover the Unlimited Beauty

of Stepping out your comfort zone and tapping into your greatest potential

Our mission is to provide information through the experiences of people to help you make informed decisions about the country you plan to move to. Kimberly Ndeh Fombang

Founder & CEO, Passports Beyond Borders

expat interviews -life in malaysia

 

 

Banker

Kingsley is Ghanaian. A husband and father of 3 who fell in love with Malaysia after a brief trip. He finally got the opportunity to work here and he moved in March 2018 for an exciting role in the banking sector. His wife and kids only joined him in June 2018. He lives in Mont Kiara with his family.

Footballer

"Growing up, my family found it hard to accept my desire to become a professional footballer. They wanted me to go to school and acquire degrees. My even dad thought football was for delinquents. But because it was my heart desire, I always found myself on the opposing end of my parents choices for me. My dad only relaxed on this whole idea of school when he saw me play in a league in Ivory Coast close to the city he resided in. 

Tax Accountant

Futi is a young vibrant Cameroonian gentleman, and a Tax accountant living and working in Malaysia as an expat. He shares his time between the office, his dance group and recording studio. He is currently in the course of recording an album titled ‘Finding Self’ with his first single being Miya Tah

Become an Inspiration

SubscribeContribute

STORIES THAT INSPIRE

“Learning a skill aside from formal education is very important. My name is Yusuf and I moved to Malaysia from Sudan years 9 years ago to further my studies. I have always wanted to do IT. I finally got my degree in IT (networking) in 2017 and I just started doing an MBA. It’s not easy here because the law says, foreign students can only work part time for 20hrs per week during semester breaks and holidays exceeding 7days. Interestingly, I have always loved the idea of cutting hair. I did it a few times while in Sudan just to learn the art. When I moved to Malaysia, I realised there were not many African barbers to cater for the growing number of Africans in the country so I gave it a shot. This is what sustains me at the moment. I’d rather do this than wait on my family to send me money from back home. I love it though. I get the opportunity to meet soo many incredible Africans in Malaysia. For now, I really just want to finish my studies so I can go back to Sudan to contribute to the society.”

 

 

Editor's Pick

Nigeria’s Collins Esekhile Ehireme on coaching & grooming Malaysian Talents

ABOUT Collins Esekhile is Nigerian, his parents are originally from Esan West local government in Edo state Nigeria, and he was born in Sapale delta state. He moved to Malaysia in 2011 to further his education but he had always to train people in sports. Due to his...

Shafkat Smith – Nigerian Expat in Malaysia

ABOUT YOU Meet Modupe fondly called Shafkat. A Nigerian. When she's not accounting for the company, she's busy coming up with recipes (@foodiesmith) or jumping off an airplane. She was obligated by work to move to Malaysia over a year ago. LIFE IN MALAYSIA What part...

Thinking of having a baby in Malaysia?

Carrying and birthing a baby is no joke but there's some relief if you have family and friends around as a support system. It becomes more complex when you live in foreign land as an expat. With often little or no help, the high cost of bringing in a family member...

The Ossoms – Ghanaian Expat Family

ABOUT: Martha and Jorm Ossom are a Ghanaian expat couple living in Malaysia. We've been friends now for over a year now and I must admit they're an amazing couple anyone would want as friends. They're blessed with a son. The most important things we have in common is...

Cameroonian Expat & Song writer in Malaysia

Futi is a young vibrant Cameroonian gentleman, and a Tax accountant living and working in Malaysia as an expat. He shares his time between the office, his dance group and recording studio. He is currently in the course of recording an album titled 'Finding Self' with...

Against All Odds – Ivorian Expat in Malaysia

ABOUT ADJA Adja is black, an African, a Muslim and a woman. What more odds could be against her in a male dominated world and a place where Muslims experience the most form of discrimination and social injustice? She is a 27 year old lady from Ivory Coast who loves to...

Living on one Income abroad with a Family

Living abroad or in foreign land requires some adjustment especially financially. Even more so when the family has to depend on a single income. Whether its a unanimous decision to live on one income or life forced you to, is very doable. We are a family of three and...

Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Stories

Become a Contributor today

 Our website features Interviews, Stories, Articles and videos and News aticles that aim to educate, inform, and inspire our community.

Join Our Newsletter

Be the first to know when we post something new.

Follow Us

Join our social media community for more inspiration