There are so many times I see some of my international friends who are so lonely and wanting to go back to their country. I see them eating all alone and walking in shopping mall alone, I mean most of us also walk alone but not with that lonely face in the shopping mall or anywhere else. They are studying hard and living up to their goals to graduate and then go back to their country or work in any other country. One of my friend was very lonely, his studies was good and he tried to date but no luck also, he felt so lonely that he wanted to quit his study and then go back to his country regardless of the time and money was wasted in studying Malaysia. Luckily he didn't quit his study and he did graduate in Malaysia.
What should you do if you are lonely in Malaysia?
The advice from us is that, you have to make as many friend as you can, never search for girlfriend or boyfriend, instead search for friends. What kind of friends? Search for friends who likes to study and smart, don't be friends who don't like to study and don't search for friend that doesn't come to classes, the reason why is that they will use you, and you will still be lonely and you will be used. Do not try so hard to make close friends instead make normal friends where you can hangout with them when you see them. As a international student, I made friends with so many people while I was studying, I made friends with student who are from Africa, Middle East, other Asian countries and as well as from Malaysia. When I went to eat at the campus and if I see one of my friends eating I would always join them, they don't have to be close friends to join them for lunch. Making more friends is better sometimes than making one close friend. The reason why is that it is hard to find that one close friend and it take time to build good friendship. Also join for some activity, specially the language activities are nice, I would recommend international students to join Bahasa Malayu language club, the reason is because Bahasa Malayu is very easy to learn and you will make some friends and as well learn another language in Malaysia. Learning Malay will make you feel like you at home and you will start loving Malaysia, you would not even know how fast your time will pass with the positive impact in your life.
Trying to find a girlfriend or boyfriend will just lead to further problems in life and it will cost both of you extra amount of money. Don't play computer games too much to fulfill your loneliness, because it will just waste your life with no positive impact in your life. Spend your time in Malaysia to build your self to be better person in life, make use of all the opportunities that are given in Malaysia. Probably you are asking what opportunity, the opportunities are all around you, just need to be positive and you will start seeing them all around you.