Malaysia Resources

Exploring Langkawi

When you live on Penang Island, Malaysia, as my wife Kirsten and I do, you can’t help but be blown away by its colourful festivals, great architecture and diverse food options but sometimes you still need a change of scenery. One of the many things we love about the island is its proximity to so many exciting places to visit...

Leading a Lucky Life in Penang, Malaysia

My wife Lisa and I are not wealthy. Yet, as I sit in my office gazing out at Penang Hill and the Penang Botanic Gardens, I realise how incredibly lucky we are to be living in Malaysia. We have an amazing lifestyle here. Lisa plays tennis four times a week at The Penang Sports Club—at 64 cents per game it’s ridiculously cheap—and The Penang Swimming Club, a 5-star facility, is my gym of choice...

Why Penang is The Perfect Place for Us

Before making the move to Malaysia back in 2000, Gerry Steiert, 58, and his family had never been overseas. “We had no idea what to expect,” admits Gerry’s wife, Beth, “but we all fell in love with Penang.” The Steierts initially planned to stay for just a year but ended up staying for nine. They then spent time working in schools in Thailand and Saudi Arabia, but Penang was never far from their thoughts…or hearts.

Penang Festivals

Malaysians love a good party! Give them any reason to have a celebration and everyone will attend. Penang, an island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, is a multicultural island with a blend of Malays, Chinese and Indians. It’s normal to see all three of these ethnicities dining side by side, walking to school together, shopping at the wet market, living daily life together...

My Two Move Overseas Regrets

I’ve been living in Malaysia since early 2010. I have two regrets. The first is that I didn’t make the move sooner than I did. The second is that I didn’t attend an International Living conference before making the move. Moving overseas is a big decision and it makes sense to get all the help and advice you can. When my wife Lisa and I first arrived in Penang, we had to figure...

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Roving Retirement

A roving retirement is an adventurous life, but it’s not all beer and skittles. When you’re on the road for months, even years at a time, having a good handle on your budget becomes a way of life. That doesn’t mean doing away with all the comforts of home or living like a pauper. In fact, many of our savings tips can provide you with an even more rewarding travel experience than splashing your cash around...

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