replied to the thread All About Penang / Short-term Rental for Dec 2014
on the Malaysia forum on March 07, 2014:
Good Morning! My partner and I + two kids (11 and 15) would like to stay in Penang for the month of December. Would LOVE short-term rental referrals, best books on Penang and surrounding area and any and ALL tips you'd generously offer. What's the weather like in December? Hoping to escape Portland, OR gloom, explore a new culture, determine whether Penang is a good fit for part-time living, and enjoy ourselves! Thank you so much! - Lisa
My wife and I are also in the stages on planing our move to Penang and we use a site called iProperty.com. This is a very good site for rental info on anywhere in Malaysia.
Copy and past the link below and you will see what they sent us yesterday for rentals in Penang.
You can go there and setup your own requirements for your rentals and they will send info everyday.
Hope this helps
Elmo and Lynne
Lisa, what is your requirement on the size and type of place?
2K sq feet? RM 5K/mth? condo? landed? How long do you intend to stay?
In Malaysia, its either rain or shine.
I will get married in December and now me and my fiance are looking for good furniture for our new house. Do you have any suggestion where can we buy it?We need something contemporary, quality & affordable.
We are looking for some teak furniture to buy for our new house. Pls can you send me details about Dampit Indonesia.
replied on October 29, 2013 with:
Hi Nicole, we get teak furniture made to our designs in Dampit Indonesia it's very good value and a bit of an adventure. Send me an email and I will send some pictures. Have fun David
My husband and I are retiring and moving to Malaysia from the U.S. in early 2015. We are looking for a smaller town where we can walk to produce markets and grocery stores and be a great area to walk, in general. Coastal would be nice. Proximity to an international airport would be helpful. We want to live close enough to get to Singapore within 4 hours by car, bus or train. We have visited the Johor area and Melaka and like Melaka, but the city is larger than we like. Any advice that you can give on great locations to settle, based on our criteria, would be appreciated.
Your perspective on small towns in Malaysia vs small towns in the US is very helpful! Our kids live in Singapore, and we'd prefer driving, rather than flying on our frequent visits to see them. So Penang, is a little far. It looks like maybe Malacca it is. We found a great suburb there when visiting. We will definitely vacation in Penang; we've heard great things about it. Thanks for the help.
Though English is spoken fairly in towns like Penang and Kuala Lumpur, it is not quite the same in smaller towns where most speak Chinese, local Chinese dialects or Malay. without ability to communicate in such, i dont see how you can get your daily things done, like opening bank accounts, applying for dog license, getting a haircut, etc. i believe many whom have migrated to Penang/KL can advise you on this. of course unless you have determination and perseverance expected from missionaries. so zooming to smaller towns is certainly not advisable at the initial stage.
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A reader replied most recently with:
Excellent, I agree with you. It's wonderful and peaceful living in Penang. Qualify life and food of course not employment. Most quality hawkers of Malaysia remain in Penang.
Compare to Bali, it is still safe to live in Penang provided you are more cautious when you walk on quiet lane or avoid to walk alone. Though politics is a bit upset but at least there is no severe protest or riot. Most Islam are welcomed foreigners.
It looks like the long stay away from home made you forget what is the most important part for Penangites Expats and visitors: the fantastic choice of excellent food. Living in Penang you have access to most western foods but you’ll find yourself quickly drawn to the excellent and healthy local foods. The island is well-known all over South-East Asia for its Hawker food, prepared street-side or in stalls that are limited space but big on taste. Hawker Centers can house up to 50 different stalls for an amazing choice of Malay, Indian, Chinese dishes costing € 2 to € 5. One category up is Coffee Shops, usually with one chef and a crew of helpers who will serve a three to five course dinner for about € 5 to € 10 consisting of soup, squid, prawns, fish, clams, pork, beef or poultry, vegetables with rice or noodles in a combination to suit your taste. Finally, Penang boasts numerous restaurants with a range of cuisines for any occasion; European including Italian, French and German and Asian from Japanese to Korean to Thai. The difficulty is the choice, whether Hawker food, your local Coffee Shop or fine dining.
Fantastic Penthouse with wonderful KLCC view!
posted caveat on buying house.
on the Malaysia forum on February 23, 2014: