The romantic hill stations of the Indian sub-continent of the British Raj, which is how everyone remembers them, are high-altitude quintessential British hamlets, filled with country cottages, rose gardens, complete with white picket fences. In these far-flung places, it was the British re-creating what they missed most of all, home...
Penang’s colonial history and architecture are second to none, and its 2008 UNESCO heritage listing really put its capital, George Town, on the map. In recent years however this Malaysian food hotspot has developed a café culture that rivals the likes of New York, London, Paris, and Prague, and its first New York styled deli Read more...: Penang’s Best Cafés
More affordable air travel, mounting health care costs in developed countries, long waiting lists and an ageing world population have all contributed to a global explosion of medical tourism in the past decade—and Malaysia is leagues ahead in terms of its world market share.
In 2009 a lightning bolt of an idea hit me. Why live in a country where I couldn’t save a penny? Why not move to a place where I could actually save money and not give up any of the lifestyle I had become accustomed to? In most cases the simplest ideas are the best..
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...
From the best street food in Southeast Asia to its now world-famous street murals, here is a list of the top 10 things to do when you visit Penang for the first time. The Street of Harmony as it's known locally , its official title is Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling...
I happen to think that I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world. Not only do I live in Malaysia, a beautiful country on so many levels, but also I love what I do. I travel at will, pretty much at the drop of a hat. I've enjoyed complimentary meals and hotel upgrades along the way.
If you are thinking about taking a trip to Southeast Asia, and if you aren’t you should be, then here are the 10 most beautiful natural attractions that you can add to your Southeast Asian bucket list. The only people that seem to know about this stunningly picturesque island are Malaysians, and they’d like to keep it that way. Unfortunately I’ve been and I think it’s about time that we lifted the veil and told you about it.
I'm a very lucky guy to be doing what I'm doing, and there isn't a day that goes by when I don't remind myself of that. Sometimes I say it to my wife, too, but she already knows how lucky we are. My wife and I moved to the island of Penang in early 2010. A small island—15 miles long and 12 miles wide—on the west coast of Malaysia, Penang, which is connected to the mainland by a six-lane bridge, is just two hours' drive south of Thailand.
Nick Fawcus-Robinson wakes most mornings well before the sun rises. Padding around his bungalow in bare feet to make a cup of tea, while the cocks crow outside, I'm sure he ponders his past life now and again. Maybe. Nick was an officer in the army for many years and a highly paid corporate executive in the tobacco industry after that.