Moving to our living in Malaysia? We've gathered a handy guide on where you can meet new people...
16 June 2016| Last updated on 15 January 2018
Moving and living abroad is a tough adventure to face, which makes it very important that you establish yourself a new network of acquaintances, friends and potential life-long relationships to help you get settled wherever you are.
Here in Malaysia, you'll find plenty of different meet ups and clubs to join... As there's that many, we're sure you'll be out and about socialising in no time. Check out the long list below! If you know of one that isn't on this list, feel free to get in touch and email the details to editor at expatwoman dot com to be added to the list!
ABWM (Association of British Women in Malaysia)
The ABWM provides an opportunity for women new to the country to make friends and get involved with the local community. Based in Kuala Lumpur.
American Association Malaysia (AAM)
The American Association of Malaysia (AAM) is a non-profit organisation comprised of both Americans & non-Americans living in Malaysia.
We have over 300 member families, with about 40% of our membership consisting of members from other nationalities, including many local residents.
Canadian Association of Malaysia
The Canadian Association of Malaysia is a volunteer-run organisation whose objectives are to assist expatriates in adjusting to life in Malaysia. We provide support, networking and social activities for expats while raising funds for selected charities through our annual events.
French Association of Malaysia
French Association of Malaysia is a nonprofit organisation, apolitical and non-denominational gathering of French families on Malaysian territory.
Ibu Family Resource Group
Ibu is a non-profit organisation in Kuala Lumpur that serves as a resource centre for young families and new mums, to meet & share experiences on child care and parenthood.
International Women's Association Kuala Lumpur
Membership in IWAKL is open to all women from all nationalities. Our membership includes women from Malaysia as well as from all over the globe. Honorary membership is extended to ambassadors' wives and female ambassadors in Kuala Lumpur.
International Women's Association of Penang
The IWA Penang is an international women’s association which was formed in 1982. The membership consists of about 250 women from more than 30 countries around the world.
The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
Kuwala Lumpur Japanese Association aims to achieve two major goals, and promote friendship and goodwill.
It is a society that was formed in July 2005, by two ladies who were inspired by female friends and citizens of Indonesia who are married to foreign nationals.
Kuala Lumpur International Women Group
We are a women's social group, especially expatriates and repatriates interested in urban exploration.
Malaysia New Zealand Business Council
A private, non-profit organisation that was formed in 1992 with the objective to help businesses in Malaysia with a New Zealand connection to benefit through their association with each other.
MANZA (Malaysian Australian and New Zealand Association)
MANZA prides itself on being open to all nationalities and currently has members from more than 25 different countries around the World. We welcome singles, couples and families into our association and aim to provide 'something for everyone'.
Newcomers Club - Malaysia
A directory of Newcomers Clubs, Women’s Groups, Moms Clubs & Dads organisations in Malaysia, which are designed to give men and women the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others who live in the area.
Royal Selangor Club
A social club in Kuala Lumpur, founded in 1884 by the British who ruled Malaya.
Scandinavian Society Malaysia
SSM is a society created to bring people from/or related to Scandinavia and living in Malaysia in contact with each other, and to arrange and hold social gatherings.
Selangor St Andrew's Society
Selangor St. Andrew's Society is one of the oldest Loyal Societies in Malaysia, established in 1877. Membership comprises Scots, descendants of Scots and people who are interested in Scotland and Scottish culture.
St Patrick's Society of Selangor
The St. Patrick's Society of Selangor is a multi–racial, multi–religious, multi–cultural and non–political membership society that today has the privilege in arranging the largest annual Irish Ball in the World outside the USA, Ireland and Greenland attended by over 1,000 guests in past years and today, continues to be one of the greatest and most celebrated Society Balls in the world right here in Kuala Lumpur.
The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce
AMCHAM’s mission statement derives from the Chamber’s articles of association, which were originally generated in 1978 by the Chamber’s founders. The Chamber provides relevant business information to its members, and actively serves as a platform to represent members’ interests before the Malaysian and US governments.
The Malaysia Australia Business Council
THE MABC was established in 1986 as a private non-profit organisation that provides a range of services to its members relating to businesses in Malaysia and Australia.
The Malaysia Canada Business Council
The MCBC is a private non-profit organisation established in Kuala Lumpur in 1989 to foster and enhance relationships between Canada and Malaysia.
The Royal Lake Club
With a membership of over 9,000, the Club has been acknowledged as the most active and established club in the country.
The Royal Society of St George
The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Branch was founded on 13th September 1923 and has continued to provide a meeting point and social activities for people of an English inclination and their friends since then.