Food. This is something I missed here in England. It's not that there's not enough to eat. It is the ease of getting your favourite food anytime of the day or night in Malaysia. One don't have to travel far to look for food, just walk out of your house and there will be food hawkers (peddler) nearby. Here in England one has to go to the supermarket, cafe or pub/restaurant to get food and only on certain hours. Where I'm staying now, Surbiton, Greater London, there are no hawkers at all. I've not seen hawkers anywhere else either. But there are chinese take-away outlets providing home deliveries. Phone or on-line order. I notice that the supermarkets here carry many varieties of ready to eat food packed in microwave oven safe "plastic containers".
Beer and other alcoholic drinks are cheap in England. No wonder there are so many pubs, "pot bellies" and "drunks" here. In Malaysia the government impose very high tax on such drinks thus making it very expensive to get "high" on beer.
Well, if one can live with the country's politics or ignore it, Malaysia is still a good place to stay/retire.
See "The best countries to retire in 2013" (January 2013)