Some associations include The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (www.amcham.com.my, Tel: 03-2148 2407), Malaysia New Zealand Business Council (www.mnzbc.com.my, Tel: 03-2144 2422 ), the Malaysia Australia Business Council (www.mabc.org.my, Tel: 03-2695 3121/22), and the Malaysia Canada Business Council (www.malaysia-canada.com, Tel: 03-2300 1241).
Most large national groups of expats have associations. The best contact is usually through The Expat magazine as phone numbers of executive members frequently change as expats come and go.
American Association of Malaysia
Unit G-3A, Villa Seavoy,
No:7, Lorong Titiwangsa 8
Taman Titiwangsa 53200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4021-4367 / 4021-4368
Fax : 03-4021-4371
Association of British Women in Malaysia (ABWM)
88 Jalan Terasek 8, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03.2284 4407
Fax: 03.2284 5210
Canadian Association of Malaysia
c/o Canadian High Commission
17th Floor, Menara Tan&Tan, 207 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 KL
Frencophone Association of Malaysia
President : Nadine Henry
German Speaking Society Kuala Lumpur (GSSKL)
P.O. Box 707, Jalan Sultan,
46670 Petaling Jaya
Grupo de Damas Latinas en Malasia (GDLM)
123, Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz, Kampung Baru, 50300 KL
Tel: 03-2094 0350
Fax: 03-2093 0343
International Women’s Association KL (IWAKL)
P.O. Box 269, Jalan Sultan, 46670 Petaling Jaya
No. 2, Jalan Taman, Seputeh, 58000 KL
Tel: 03-2274 2274
Fax: 03-2274 3584
Malaysia Australian New Zealand Association (MANZA)
38, Jalan Tempinis, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, 59100 KL
Tel: 03-2284 7145
Fax: 03-2287 7151
Royal Society of St. George
Scandanavian Society Malaysia
c/o SAS, 1st Floor, Angkasa Raya Building, 123 Jalan Ampang, 50450 KL
Tel: 03-9286 4625
Swedish Women’s Educational Association
Swiss Club Malaysia
16, Persiaran Madge, 50674 KL
Indonesian Women in Mixed Marriages
KL Cobras Ice Hockey Club
The KL Cobras Ice Hockey Club, based at Sunway Lagoon Mall, has over 50 players. The upcoming ice hockey league starts again in February for those who are interested in specating. Or if you’d like to have a go yourself, the Cobras help to run the Sunway ice-hockey school, which is open to males and females of all ages and abilities. The KL Cobras also play in tournaments around the Asia Pacific region, and have regular social and charity events. To find out more about watching and/or getting involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.klcobras.com.
Expats can also join exclusive social clubs. Facilties generally include basic amenities like swimming pools, tennis / squash / badminton courts, pool tables, and some have their own golf courses or are affiliated to one near by.
There are typically two one-off payments you would need to make – a registration fee (RM3,000 or more) and a refundable deposit (RM1,000 or more). The amount depends on the club’s exclusivity and location.
Thereafter, you maintain your membership by paying a minimal monthly fee from RM70 per month. Most clubs do require two recommendations from existing member, but this is open to negotiation.
Some of these types of clubs include Kelab Darul Ehsan (www.berjayaclubs.com), the Royal Lake Club (www.royallakeclub.org.my, Tel: 03-2698 7878), Kelab Golf Negara Subang (www.subanggolf.com, Tel: 03-7876 0381/0388), Royal Selangor Club (www.rscweb.org.my).