If you make it to Malaysia you will find that there are no entry fees, light fees, visa fees, quarantine fees, mooring fees, anchoring fees etc. 90 day visa granted free upon arrival. Easy to go to Singapore for a day to renew your visa. Also can sail to Thailand, Borneo, Philippines.
Last night we had a "FREE" dinner with Malaysian prime minister in Penang as part of the Chinese New Year Celebrations.
Keep heading West!
Hoping I don't high jack this thread here, but are you on the hook, mooring or in a slip most of the time? What kinds of mooring/slip fees are you paying? What's the cost of living like for you?