Hi everyone, I'm a primary teacher considering whether to apply to a couple of jobs I've seen at British/International schools in Kuala Lumpur. However, I've read some really mixed things about working there both on this forum and elsewhere. Firstly, what sort of pay and conditions can I expect? I've read that the minimum pay for an expat is 5000R but schools pay 10000R and above (around £2000?) However, I've then read that this is very heavily taxed, and that if you holiday outside Malaysia then you get even more tax for leaving the country. Is this true? Also, in many countries they give you a housing allowance in addition to your salary. Would this be the case in KL/other parts of Malaysia (I'm not set on KL but it seems the best in terms of travel opportunities and the sheer number of schools!) Secondly, if I moved over, my partner would be coming with me. He is an intelligent guy in his mid/late 20s, but not a qualified teacher. He was considering looking for TEFL work, but we've read some pretty miserable things about the pay and we're finding it hard to . He has a BA and MA in the general field of politics and economics and experience in office/marketing type jobs, so should be quite employable in other fields, but we're not sure what sort of job he could get. Does anyone have partners/friends doing TEFL or other jobs that could shed any light on this? Also, to qualify for the 5000R minimum, does he have to be employed whilst living in the UK still, or would that be valid if we move over and he gets a job from there? If anyone has any advice at all about teaching in Malaysia, including what it's actually like overall (i.e. is there as much work to take home as I get here in the UK!) then I'd really like to hear from you. Thanks very much!