Penang

Living and
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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."

Make the most of living and working in Penang

Expat living in Penang raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Malaysian authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺIs it acceptable or frowned upon to eat local food with your hands in a restaurant?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend expat tax accountants in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Penang takes a lot of time. Our Penang expat guide is there to make your relocation to Penang as easy as possible. Starting with local organisations and companies to information about administration & finance, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Penang.

Top Articles in the Penang Expat Guide

  • Moving to Penang

    Penang is a highly desirable place to move to, with its socio-economic advancements and proper urban planning. There is a variety of housing available, mostly in the form of luxury condominiums and semi-detached houses within easy reach of shopping complexes, hawker centers and other conveniences of modern living.
  • Living in Penang

    A hidden jewel of the tropics, Penang is frequently overshadowed by other megacities like Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. However, living in Penang combines the charm of the Equator with modern comforts and the vibrancy of a metropolitan city. Find out more in this article!
  • Working in Penang

    As the third largest in Malaysia, Penang’s economy has an international focus and continues to grow. Situated at the cross-roads between the East and the West, Penang is a hub of global economic activity, ideal for reaching out to companies around the world. Read on for more info on working in Penang.

Information on the Expat Life in Penang

Are you looking specifically for international pharmacies in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Malaysia? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Penang provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Penang. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Penang expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Penang and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Assallamaleicum among our expats living and working 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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