Penang, Malaysia

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Penang, Malaysia: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

Is there a lot of crime in Penang?

We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered:

"No. We feel safe walking around day and night. With that said, we don't go out to bars in town at night or hang out in places like that," added another expat who made the move to Penang.

What are the schools in Penang like?

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Penang, Malaysia: Cost of Living, Healthcare and What to Know About Living in Penang

Malaysia Forum Malaysia Forum
Meet other people living in Penang.

Healthcare in MalaysiaHealthcare in Malaysia

Expats in Malaysia recommend that newcomers talk to friends and learn about the best hospitals, clinics and doctors in their area before a medical emergency arises. Plus, obtaining expat health insurance is recommended.

Moving to Penang, MalaysiaMoving to Penang, Malaysia

Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to Penang: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.

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