Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Santa Clause. We know him by many names and the mere mention of him conjures up a magical image of a round man in a white beard donning a red suit.
Armed with a list of those who have been naughty or nice, this globetrotting legend delivers presents to kids the world over with the help of an army of elves and his trusty reindeers, all in one night.
Laying Claim To Santa’s Home
Anyone who owns property knows the importance of choosing a good location. None more than Santa because of the tremendous importance of his job scope.
If we follow the origins of Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, he was of Greek descent from the maritime city of Myra in Asia Minor or modern-day Turkey, that lived during the time of the Roman Empire.
For a long time, it was believed that Santa lived in the North Pole. However, over the years, many have claimed to have visited Santa’s workshop located in different parts of the world including New York, Canada and Lapland, Finland’s northernmost region.
All this, of course, is entirely up to what you choose to believe.
What We Really Think
We believe it is highly plausible with Malaysia’s fantastic year-round tropical weather, strategic location shielding us from natural disasters and signature Malaysian hospitality, that Santa could come a-calling and find a home in our country.
As for Mrs. Clause, it’s safe to say that she would be delighted to take a break from the kitchen while they both lovingly indulge in our local fare.
Business Better Than Usual
On the business end of things, it would be a breeze for the elves to get their tiny hands on raw materials and other supplies to work their magic for the most wonderful time of the year, with the abundance of resources available in Malaysia.
As for the delivery of all those presents, Malaysia is a great starting point being located further East compared Europe, making global travel more efficient for Santa and his reindeers. Mrs. Clause would be very happy to have Santa home early for once!
With all of that having been said,
And whispers of Santa looking to relocate,
We thought it would be appropriate,
To write this list and celebrate,
Where Santa can comfortably lay his head.
Best Location For Santa To Acclimatise In Malaysia
There are a few places in Malaysia that boast cool weather all year round. The crisp air and chilly wind will definitely help Santa, Mrs. Clause and their tiny elves acclimatise to the local weather better, from these heights:
With its tea plantations, strawberry farms, and flower fields, this destination is a good place to call home and get acquainted with the locals.
One of Santa’s missions throughout the year is to keep track of children who have been naughty or nice. What better way to make his job easier than to have multiple theme parks in his backyard and in a cool environment to boot.
Best Location For White Sandy Beaches In Malaysia
For all we know, Santa might just love basking in the sun during his downtime.
A day out on the beach will give him the opportunity to steal a moment with Mrs. Clause and celebrate the work they do bring joy to all the little children around the world.
Vitamin D from the sun will also help keep their immune system up to ensure they can continue doing their good work in peak health.
A tropical paradise for Santa if he is looking for a relaxing salty summer breeze all year round. This island has over 10 named and several unnamed beaches, more than enough for the elves to secretly enjoy.
This state is home to the famed white beaches of Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Redang which close from October to March due to the monsoon season. The closure can serve as a convenient cover to help Santa prep for Christmas with all hands on deck.
Malaysia truly is a great prospect for Santa especially with our strong sense of family and community.
Our location boasts a strategic sea-lane that can easily facilitate the exchange of raw materials to make gifts. We have an abundance of holiday destinations to explore which also means a lot of great food. Santa might need a new outfit.
It would be remiss of PropertyGuru, Malaysia's largest property site not to propose a list of places for Santa to live.
However, we dare not be presumptuous nor make too many assumptions, lest we get on Santa’s naughty list.
We hope this article finds him and that all the little boys and girls in Malaysia could write and ask Santa, Mrs. Clause and their elves to make Malaysia their new home.
With a little bit of magic and some pixie dust, we might just spot Santa in Malaysia very soon.
Hi Santa, if you’re reading this - here’s a couple of guides that you would find them useful when Applying For the MM2H visa and Setting Up Utilities When Moving To Malaysia. Looking forward to seeing you around!