Penang Resources

Tennis In Penang: Game, Set, Match… Drinks!

It’s 4 p.m. and the sky is cloudless and a deep, rich blue. A happily regular sight here in Penang. The car park is filling up as tennis players are starting to roll in to the Penang Sports Club. This happens at precisely the same time every day, seven days a week. It’s just part of the fabric of life for members of the tennis section at this 120-year-old club...

Penang Attractions

Penang might be a small island, but it is jammed with things to see. Many people come to the island to eat; the street food is some of the best in Asia and no visit to Penang is complete without overeating. However, in between stuffing yourself on plates of noodles and rich mutton curries, you’ve got to do something, right? Walk off some of your calories with this list of things to see and places to visit…

Top 5 Things to Do in Penang for Nature Lovers

Penang is known for its street food and UNESCO heritage architecture and shophouses. But most people don’t realise that there is more to this little island than tasty noodles and rich history; it’s for nature lovers as well. So, when you’ve had enough of temple hopping and garlic fumes wafting out of woks, when you feel like reconnecting with nature, here is where to go...

3 Great English-Speaking Islands

Living on an island conjures up images of white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and no rush hour traffic.We all dream of one day retiring to a tropical paradise, buying a second home in a quaint beach town where it’s summer all year round, or relocating our lives to an island in the sun. But it can be more than just a dream…your tropical island or beach life can be a reality....

Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Drive north along the coast of Penang Island, approximately one hour from the Penang International Airport, and you’ll arrive in the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi. Its popularity with tourists means a high concentration of likely bars and restaurants. It’s also where you can ride a horse along the beach, go parasailing at sunset or sit back with a bucket of beers and watch the world go by...

Retire in Penang

The island of Penang off the coast of Malaysia has been the somewhat of a secret of savvy expat retirees for decades. Now the secret is out. This island of 1.6 million people packs in everything you could want. The low costs give you financial freedom, exploring the region from Penang is easy thanks to the international airport, and the...

Cost of Living in Penang

When looking for a place to retire, cost of living is the first concern for most. Many are on a fixed budget and want to live in a place that has all the comforts of home, without the same high costs. Penang, Malaysia is that place. On $3,300 a month, a couple can live in luxury. Rent in a modern highrise with a pool, a gym and security guards will cost around $1,000. While that may seem...

My Very Own Island For $2,000 Per Month

The smell that greets me as I stroll past the grocery shops is a mixture of fresh vegetables and spices; cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, wild garlic, ginger and onions. It’s particular to Asia and exotic. The church bell is chiming behind me—one of the oldest in Malaysia—and the azure blue sky is cloudless. It’s just another beautiful day in Penang, the island that I refer to as “my island”...

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