Pristine white-sand beaches…pine forests amid temperate mountains…street-side baguette sellers…corner cafes…pastel-coloured churches and mulberry wine… You’ll find it all in this fascinating country.
My day began in Little India, peering in doorways of crumbling colonial shophouses at sari sellers and stopping for a coffee at the Coliseum Hotel.
There’s so much to love about island life in Penang, Malaysia. My wife and I rent a spacious 204-square-metre apartment—with a pool, gym and 24-hour security—for just $1,000 per month. Penang also has some of the best street food in Southeast Asia, we dine out regularly, three to four nights a week, and it costs as little as $5 each.
We found Malaysia had many benefits that made it stand out. One of them, and it’s an important one as you get older, is healthcare. We are both sporty people, so good, affordable healthcare was top of the list. Here are four reasons why I love Malaysian healthcare.