Malaysia Hostel Experience by A Foreign Student

Story of a Zimbabwe students hostel living experience in Malaysia.

Moving to Malaysia from Zimbabwe was a daunting experience. I travelled alone for the first time in my life and had to move my entire life by myself. I was terrified, to say the least. Due to a lack of knowledge about any facilities in Malaysia, I was encouraged to stay at the university accommodation. At the time of applying, I did not know that I was signing up for an overpriced, small living space that is filled with several rules and regulations, and completely lacks privacy. I have a single room with electricity and water, a shared kitchen and shared bathroom, for RM950. There is a fitted air conditioner in every room, however, to use it, you must pay RM50 for a prepaid card that you can top up once it is finished, RM50 lasts about a month.

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