Malaysia Resources

My One Regret About Moving to Malaysia

Making a move to a new country can be a daunting experience. Before my husband Mark and I made the move to Penang, Malaysia, we worried about a lot of things… Would we like it? Where would we live? Would making friends be easy? Would it really be as affordable as we hoped…? But, for all those doubts, we knew one thing was certain: if we didn’t at least give it a go, we’d regret it.

Exploring Ipoh

Just a two-hour drive south from Penang, along the Federal Highway, is the old mining town of Ipoh. The city, the capital of Perak state, was once the world’s largest producer of tin and immigrants flocked here in their tens of thousands to seek their fortune during the 1920s and 30s. And, during the boom times, many found it.

Mind, Body and Spirit in George Town, Penang

George Town, Penang, is a bohemian city, situated on a fast-flowing body of water called the Straits of Malacca. Its colonial architecture is astounding and the reason why it was given a UNESCO Heritage listing in 2008. However, it’s the city’s delicious street food, cafes, museums, art galleries and its people, that give George Town a very distinct personality. And falling in love with it comes easily enough.

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