5 Tips for Would-be Expats in Southeast Asia

For 11 years, my husband Mark and I travelled to all the places we thought we might move to, researched so much that we felt overwhelmed, and read every forum, Facebook page and blog we could find. Once we decided to move to Penang, Malaysia, we were excited…and terrified. After all that research and years of travel, we thought we knew enough to make our first year go smoothly,

The Safest Country in Southeast Asia?

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, where Somerset Maugham used to drink. Moving on through Merdeka Square, colonial heart of the city, I found the daily market in Chinatown, where, after some five-flower tea and curry potato puffs, I strolled into the Golden Triangle...

In Pictures: The Top 3 Island Retirement Havens in Malta

The five-island archipelago that makes up the nation of Malta offers a mix of historic Europe and modern international culture. Just south of Sicily and about 300 miles off the coast of Tunisia, these Mediterranean islands give visitors the very best in sunshine and cyan-hued waters. Expats in Malta enjoy a relaxed, low cost lifestyle, which is made even easier by the fact that most natives speak fluent English. They entertain themselves by attending the many festi (feasts) hosted on the islands, exploring the natural beauty of their home or going out for a meal in one of the many diverse restaurants available to them.

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