Read Our Stories of Learning at the Alice Smith School

National Holidays in Malaysia: History, Origin and Cultural Meaning National Holidays in Malaysia: History, Origin and Cultural Meaning

Holidays allow individuals time to truly celebrate or commemorate a significant event or tradition. What is beautifully unique from country to country is the difference in either the specific celebration of a holiday or the holidays themselves. 

For those who are new to Malaysia or even those who have been here for a while, but haven’t had the time to learn about our..

read more

What is there to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids? | Alice Smith School What is there to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids? | Alice Smith School

Kuala Lumpur, known for its iconic landmarks, rich history and friendly locals, is a wonderful place to raise a family. 

For those who are new to Malaysia’s capital city, or even for the people who have been here for a while but haven’t found the time to get out and explore, we wanted to help you discover some activities to do with your children.

In the list below, you’ll..

read more

Simple Malay for Expats: Learning the Local Language in Kuala Lumpur Simple Malay for Expats: Learning the Local Language in Kuala Lumpur

As a first-time expat in Malaysia, it’s important to learn basic phrases in the local language to feel closer to the community and have the opportunity to interact with those around you in a respectful way. 

Learning the local language can help you broaden your knowledge, learn something new and better understand the culture. 

Below you’ll discover 10 basic Malay phrases to..

read more

Three Ways to Deal with Expat Depression Three Ways to Deal with Expat Depression

As a first-time expat, the abrupt change in your way of living can be a shock to the system. Your daily activities, social circles, everything that was once so familiar is different.

At first, it’s exciting. There’s so much to explore and so many items to check off your to-do list to help your family settle in. But as the days, weeks and months go by, that initial excitement..

read more