M’sian Workers Say Kedah Offers Work-Life Balance & Good Salary Compared To Other States

They are content due to fair pay, low living costs, and good workplaces.
Work-life balance is a term often tossed around, yet its true essence remains elusive for many. In bustling metropolises like Kuala Lumpur (KL), the struggle to juggle demanding careers with personal well-being is a familiar narrative.

While city life usually brings to mind chaos and commotion, these young professionals in Kedah, whether they’re veterinarians, lawyers, or civil servants, are all about contentment and joy. They’ve found a sweet spot where work and personal life mesh perfectly.

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Kedah is a heaven of lower stress

Dr. Hazman mustaffer, msian vet in kedah
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Meet Dr. Hazman Mustaffer, a 26-year-old vet in Jitra. He’s a perfect example of what many in Kedah feel.

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He describes Kedah as a heaven of lower stress levels compared to other states, attributing it to the conducive work environment prevalent in the region, reported NST.

“The work environment here is favourable. I get generous leave, good career growth, and a good salary.”

Likewise, Anas Ayub, a 26-year-old automobile workshop manager, emphasises the abundance of career advancement opportunities within Kedah’s automotive industry.

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“Alhamdulillah, I have been fairly promoted based on my experience and qualifications. “I have attended courses to increase my chances for higher positions,” said Anas.

Even though he knows his job can be risky, Anas is happy with how his workplace puts safety first.

And he’s not alone. Sheshalini Ramesh, a 28-year-old lawyer, also loves the teamwork and flexibility she gets at work.

“The friendly working environment allows employees to work without stress. These initiatives should be encouraged in other fields,” she added.

‘It doesn’t break your bank’

Ahmad ikhtidar ikhsan jamili, 25, an english teacher from langkawi
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For Ahmad Ikhtidar Ikhsan Jamili, a 25-year-old English teacher from Langkawi. He’s drawn to Kedah not just for the decent pay teachers get, but also because living here doesn’t break the bank.

“The cost of living here is low. It could be better, but I’m very happy with my job.”

While he knows things could be better, Ahmad’s happy with his job. And just like him, Anas Fitri Ahmad, a 26-year-old financial analyst, thinks a three-day weekend could help ease work stress, bit by bit.

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And then there’s Mohammad Nasrun Faiz Mat Saad, a 28-year-old civil servant. He’s feeling just as happy as his friends, especially after hearing about the recent pay raise from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Mohammad nasrun faiz mat saad
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“Life in Kedah is, God willing, comfortable,” Mohammad says confidently, summing up the positive vibe shared by many young professionals in the state.

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