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Expat Guide to Living in Penang

Whether you're already living in Penang or preparing to move to Penang, our Expat Guide to Living in Malaysia offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Penang. For answers to specific questions, visit our Malaysia Forum to talk with expats in Penang.

Top 5 Reasons to Retire in Penang, Malaysia

With its beautiful beaches, laid-back lifestyle and UNESCO World Heritage status for the historic capital of Georgetown, Penang is a great overseas retirement destination.

Retirement in Penang, Malaysia

A retiree in Penang, Malaysia loves living in Malaysia. She appreciates the low cost of living, quality healthcare and that she and her husband have been accepted by locals. She worries about their visa situation. They are currently under tourist visas and that is iffy. They feel like they are at the whim of the immigration officer.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Penang handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Penang by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Penang - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Penang by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to Penang Reports

What should you take with you when you move to Penang? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Penang? Below are some of the responses from expats in Penang:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Reviews of Schools in Penang

Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Penang. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Penang:
Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Penang. If you are already living in Penang, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Penang Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Penang, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Penang:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Penang? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Penang by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working in Penang Reports

What's it like to find a job in Penang? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Penang? Below are some of the reports from expats in Penang:
Submit a Working Abroad Report

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