Sarawak a fantastic place to stay with affordable budget, say Singapore-based content creators

Fran hosting the segment on food at rooftop dining, TopSpot Kuching. Image screenshot from Corporate Breakout Couple video on YouTube.

By Marlynda Meraw

KUCHING, March 26: A pair of Singapore-based content creators has labelled Sarawak as a fantastic place to live at a very affordable budget.

Fran and John, creators behind the YouTube channel ‘Corporate Breakout Couple’ reached these conclusions based on their firsthand experience during their stay in Kuching, where they analysed and broke down the costs of living in the State.


In their YouTube video uploaded two weeks ago (, the couple meticulously analysed their expenses in Sarawak from food and groceries to accommodation, transportation, shopping, lifestyle, and attractions, providing viewers with a comprehensive insight of the cost of living in the area.

While detailing the costs, they seized the opportunity to sample the must-try local delicacies as they explored Kuching, remarking on the reasonable prices of the meals in addition to its undeniable deliciousness.

For accommodation, John, who is a Singaporean, pointed out that property prices in Kuching fall somewhere between those of Ipoh and Penang, mentioning that the price of new landed properties could reach up to a million ringgit while older landed properties typically hover around the half-million-ringgit mark.

Regarding transportation, they said that public transportation options are nearly non-existent as locals tend to rely on their own vehicles and recommended travellers use ride-hailing applications like Grab to navigate the area, with fares typically ranging from RM6 to RM20, varying based on the peak hours of the day.

Meanwhile, in another segment of the video, Fran, who hails from Malaysia, noted the malls in Sarawak offered a comprehensive selection of stores catering to every shopping need imaginable.

This couple who filmed a video about making an early retirement at the age of 40 in the year 2020 and who also create costs of living videos featuring other countries, highlighted that Sarawak is an affordable place to stay for retirees and said that whoever is interested to consider retirement here could look into Sarawak-Malaysia My Second Home (S-MM2H).

S-MM2H is the Malaysia My Second Home Programme that is specifically administered by the State government and is designed to allow foreign nationals to reside in Sarawak on a long-term basis. — DayakDaily