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  • Join exciting events and activities

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  • Adam Malewski

    With all the great information on this site, getting settled in Kuala Lumpur was a piece of cake.

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Penang

Hello to all Americans in Penang! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Penang? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Penang which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: . The is a city known for , and much more! With the , navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in , which are away from Penang’s center.

Although Penang has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Penang, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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    From United States of America, living in Penang
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    From United States of America, living in Penang
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    From United States of America, living in Penang
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Penang
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in Penang

Meet other Americans in Penang

Connect at Our Events in Penang

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Penang. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Penang. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Penang.

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Penang Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Penang expat forums. When you arrive in Penang, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Penang. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Penang to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Event May 6-11? Or May 15-16?
    6 replies
    Apr 24, 4:47 AM
    Community member

    Could I just add in defense that it's not an IN function, so would not be on the calendar. It is run by the bar/restaurant called Healy Macs, located at the beautiful Mall/Marina called Straits …

Ask experienced American expats in Penang

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

The Pearl of the Orient, Penang can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Penang? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Penang’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the has to offer, from Fort Cornwallis to Penang National Park, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Penang and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Penang.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Penang and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Penang Community today!

Mix and Mingle with Americans in Penang at Our Events

Our Penang community is also lively and welcoming offline. The InterNations Ambassadors host regular get-togethers and a range of expat activities, e.g. a chic dining experience in Penang’s trendiest restaurant or a get-away with fellow American expats to discover the urban agglomeration of the Klang Valley. These activities make it easy for you to get to know other expats from the United States of America in your local community and meet Americans in Malaysia in a comfortable setting. If this sounds interesting to you, simply sign up for membership – we are looking forward to welcoming you among our Americans living in Penang!

  • Adam Malewski

    With all the great information on this site, getting settled in Kuala Lumpur was a piece of cake.

  • Yasmin Krüger-Darango

    A former business partner recommended InterNations to me when I moved abroad to Malaysia. We still use it to stay in touch.

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