Two expats enjoy Malaysia's sunshine

Mr Martin Walsh and his wife, Darina (above), in their Bangsar condo unit in Kuala Lumpur. The Irish couple have 10-year visas under the Malaysia My Second Home programme.Austrian citizen Markus Hoffman (left) lives in Penang under the same visa prog
Mr Martin Walsh and his wife, Darina (above), in their Bangsar condo unit in Kuala Lumpur. The Irish couple have 10-year visas under the Malaysia My Second Home programme.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MARTIN WALSH
Mr Martin Walsh and his wife, Darina (above), in their Bangsar condo unit in Kuala Lumpur. The Irish couple have 10-year visas under the Malaysia My Second Home programme.Austrian citizen Markus Hoffman (left) lives in Penang under the same visa prog
Austrian citizen Markus Hoffman (above) lives in Penang under the same visa programme.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MARKUS HOFFMAN

After nearly 40 years of living abroad, 60-year-old Martin Walsh had planned to return to Ireland when he retired.

Instead, he and his wife, Darina, 58, decided to move to Malaysia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2019, with the headline 'Two expats enjoy Malaysia's sunshine'. Subscribe