In the early 1990s, there was a high demand for skilled Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia for manual labor. As they struggled to feed the family and give their children the right education, Filipino parents often reminded them of "Study hard and get a good job"Soon after, it was believed that working overseas would help Filipinos alleviate poverty, and thus began the direction of OFW. Then people began to see tremendous improvements especially from OFW families and the government continue to praise them because they Modern Hero Philippines. With the recent economic factors exacerbating the living conditions of the masses, Filipino parents now remind their children of the same phrase … with a small disk – "Study hard and get a good job abroad."
One of the most promising countries to work abroad is located about 1500 miles southwest of the Philippines – Malaysia. Their workforce often requires an enormous workforce, with Filipino workers often competing with workers from neighboring countries such as India, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
However, they still want to work in Malaysia because of a variety of reasons that our country, the Philippines, does not adequately provide or make it impossible to reach through hard work and determination. As one of those employees who previously worked in our hometown, traveling abroad seems like a fairly natural response that brings a solution to this problem. However, no matter what profession you are doing or the skill that you have, many things here may make you say "Yes, that's exactly why I go abroad!"
So, without further ado, here are the top ten reasons why it is better to work in Malaysia than in the Philippines:
10. Different culture
Once you've set foot on foreign soil, you'll notice that everything you put on your eyes is different from home. You may suddenly pay attention to the women wearing Muslim scarf Known as Hijab. Also, when you walk around in the malls you are used to even when you are in the Philippines, you will notice specific points Prayer Rooms On some floors that they call surau-We are not used to it because we belong to a different culture.
Humans, in general, are curious beings and we, as Filipinos, do not deviate from this behavior. We tend to be fascinated by these divergent perspectives, including mere differences in religion and ceremonies. Moreover, like the Millennials, we embrace change to the point that we love to live Out on the norms And share our experiences on social media.
As such, we adhere to these cultural norms, respect them and, if possible, Meet at the level between Because we have an obligation to go to church every Sunday and spread the word of God. Whatever you do, believe me, they will also respect what you believe.
9. More opportunities
Although Malaysia is a developing country like the Philippines, working here opens the door to countless opportunities. In our home country, it's obviously difficult to get a job even if you have the most impressive CV in town. However, in Malaysia, you can get an invitation to an interview within an hour provided you have the appropriate skills and experience needed by a foreign agency or shelter seeker.
If you have plans to Enhance your career (IT or Engineering) Working in Malaysia is a support for your hard-earned qualifications, because human resources often take into account how you deal with your foreign superiors. It is also a great added advantage for the candidate with experience in managing great business relationships with foreign clients.
Also, if you have other life event goals like Migration to First World Countries Like Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, processing the documents you need is relatively easier, faster, and safer in Malaysia. Although you need to go home to collect papers to get a long list of immigration requirements, it is better to "do" in Malaysia because you have the right financial advantage?
8. Tasty kitchen
I am now in Malaysia six months ago at the time of writing, and I must say aloud that Malaysian cuisine, in its simplest sense, is uncomparable. Whatever you becomefoodsick"(No, that's not what you think – I mean, it's missing food at home) During my stay here, every Malaysian dish I still try to satisfy my passion fully and satisfy my belly though goes to the bathrooms (because I can't handle some hot dishes).
Due to the different culinary traditions and practices of Malaysia's three main ethnic groups – Malaysian, Chinese and Indian – Malaysian cuisine is full of a variety of spices that make foods much better than those at home. The popular daily foods that you encounter here in Malaysia are Nasi Limak, Mei Goering, Rendang or Pak teh cot And some hot Tarek Tarek on the side.
To top it all, they all Inexpensive. Fried Nasi Lemak costs about RM 6.70. With a huge plate and plenty of meals on the side, you can't get this kind of food for the P80 in the Philippines unless you live in the district. even with GST (GST) Newly implemented this year, you can still eat within budget by buying from wet markets and cooking it yourself. This way, you can eat cheaper, and you can cook Filipino foods the way you want.
7. Improve lifestyle
Once you arrive in Malaysia, the foreigner will automatically be named expatriate. If your business does not have free accommodation, you will have no choice but to rent rooms in condominiums or in owned land. Often, the rental rate in major states such as Kuala Lumpur and Selangor turned out to be higher than usual.
However, condominiums in Malaysia are usually equipped with air conditioners, automatic washing machines, refrigerators, water heaters and induction cookers which often make your life easier. If you live in the Philippines with an electric fan and cold water, your lifestyle in Malaysia will definitely improve.
If you choose the right place for you, you can reach other places Engaging lifestyles Like going to gyms, shopping in malls or swimming in swimming pools. Whatever your job, I promise you that your life will be better, if not a little better, but it will remain better than in the past, perhaps with your parents.
6. Easy to travel to his hometown
With the boom in low-cost airlines and Asian countries' access to the world, it is now very easy to book tickets online and go home. Tourists and travelers from all over the world easily travel back and forth every day to Malaysia including our foreign workers (Overseas Filipino Workers).
If OFW becomes so homesick that she wants to be with her daughter during the school grant ceremony or on her seventh birthday, she can just press the keys on websites like AirAsia or CebuPacific, and book flights on the plane in the history of travel to see her children. With aviation discounts continuing every month, they can certainly return home and remain budgetary, and therefore a lucrative case for all foreigners working in Malaysia. Moreover, returning to the Philippines takes less than four hours, so not too much trouble.
However, if your work partially prevents you from leaving the country (possibly for local assistants), you can still contact them through social messaging apps like Whatsapp (very popular in Malaysia) or Messenger and Skype video calls.
5. Tourist destination
As Malaysia strives to upgrade its tourism brand – Malaysia is really Asia – You will remain a strong competitor as the top 2 in the tourism rankings in the best destination in Asia, and has always been included in each traveler's checklist of the most sought-after travel destinations. As a Filipino, you can attest to the beauty of Malaysia and its magnificent sights as I saw it firsthand.
If you are free on weekends, you can always travel to popular tourist destinations such as Petronas Towers, Genting Highlands or Petaling Street easily via trains and buses. You can also travel far to places like Malacca or Penang, especially on long holidays, as it is definitely a long drive from the city but I promise it is definitely worth it. You don't need to go to the taxi if you don't know where it is where you can navigate completely in Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur, through web mapping services like Google Maps.
On the other hand, if you are not sure where to go, you can browse TripAdvisor or you can browse here in Romery because I will be publishing travel guides in Malaysia soon enough. Stay tuned for more updates!
4. Low cost of living
Some economists use a more digestible exchange rate theory called the Big Mac Index to activate a global benchmark in purchasing power parity. In an ordinary person's term, it can be used to measure the cost of living in a particular country, but not accurately. If the base price is the US dollar, Malaysia's currency, the ringgit, is undervalued at 63% in the index. Thus, this means that Big Mac in McDonald's Malaysia is cheaper than most countries, so the cost of living is low.
However, you do not need to consult an expert to measure the cost of living because we do it ourselves Automatically Without knowing it. Often for the first time from overseas Filipino workers, they always convert Ringgit to Pesos every time they buy something and end up with daily grocery stores if Malaysia is generally cheaper than the Philippines.
In my opinion, food and transportation are usually cheaper in Malaysia because oil is one of the ace cards in Malaysia for its economic growth. Rental units are higher in urban areas but mostly normal in the outskirts of major cities. In general, Malaysia still retains Low cost of living (If outside Kuala Lumpur) compared to the Philippines or Singapore for that matter.
3. Faster Internet
According to this scheme, you will see that in 2014, Malaysia has an Internet speed index of 5.5 Mbps while the Philippines has an Internet speed index of 3.6 Mbps. If you're a Filipino reader, you can agree incorrect. This is one reason why I worked in Malaysia – because they have faster internet than the Philippines.
I was in the Philippines in 2014. The medium plan was to issue a DSL for home (or WiMax) via any telecom company reach to 1-2 Mbps As advertised and did not consistently gain up to at least 500 kbps of download speed until 2 pm after midnight (which is usually 100 kbps). Also they did not have a fiber optic network until recently when PLDT Fibr was introduced. Prices ranged from P1000 to P1500 (RM 222 to RM 333) for this type of plan. As I heard, new plans are already moving forward We have data caps According to the Fair Use Policy of networks.
Here in Malaysia, you can apply for 10 Mbps The plan effectively exceeds after midnight (about 20 Mbps) and consistent in the morning. This is already connected to a fiber network placed on a condominium (or in a relegated house) and can only range from 100 to 150 Malaysian Ringgit. Moreover, it is unlimited with No roof They can be disconnected (although there are bonds of at least two years) once they leave the country. If you look at the comparison, Malaysia is still leading the Internet race against the Philippines in this respect.
2. Better transfer
If you've worked in Metro Manila as you did, it's likely that you boarded the MRT once, every day or according to where you'll need to exchange from LRT first. There are already many stories on the Internet describing their misery in commuting these trains every day. I no longer describe it here anymore but let me tell you it is very tired, Time consumption And unsafe To go to work by MRT every day.
In Malaysia, the railway infrastructure consists of interconnected rail service, express transportation, railway service and airport rail service. Mobility through the train is Not stressful Since it is easier to buy codes from ticket machines rather than waiting for a long queue, Don't take long Since the trains arrive faster than you think and Safe With guards stationed in each area waiting for the train and locals very disciplined, theft seems to be absent at the train stations.
As one of my wise colleagues said, "The developed country is a country where the rich use public transport."
1. Higher salary
Undoubtedly, the main reason you might want to work abroad has always been Capital. Even if you have the nine reasons above, if the salary discussed during the signing of the contract is not what you expect, working abroad may not be possible.
Sometimes, if you are in a desperate situation, you will accept the offer of work abroad regardless of salary. On the other hand, your co-workers often advise that if you are going to take another job, your salary is almost double what you currently have. However, for me, part of the reason I took work abroad is Low income tax In Malaysia (about 5 to 10% per month depending on salary) compared to the Philippines (about 32% per month). It is also helpful that when you get to Philippine news, you will see that there are often reports of allegations of graft and corruption to your politicians using the taxes paid by the majority of Filipinos.
But in all aspects, salary must also reach your expectations because it is the main reason you want to work abroad? As an IT consultant and with conversations with some of my Filipino colleagues here in Malaysia, the salary will always be Top Than you earn in the Philippines. Since most of us are contractual, it is true that agencies have salary standards according to your work experience and skills. It is also true that some agencies give a higher salary than usual, but your negotiating skills usually drop even though you can barter a bit more because of the unstable Malaysian currency (there, I gave you one advice – good luck!)
These are the most important reasons to consider when you want to work abroad in Malaysia. There is always demand for labor for expatriates, but there have been raids on illegal workers recently Please be careful About who or what agencies you trust (especially those that require huge recruitment fees). However, there is news of a freeze on recruitment of expatriate workers in Malaysia, so if you're ready, then definitely go to apply for employment abroad here in Malaysia. Cheers!