Living in Penang

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Living in Penang
A practical guide for foreigners. A blog about starting a business and living and working in Penang.
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  • Trendy Lovey: new kid shop at Straits Quay 2 years ago I recently got to know Daniel Sun at Trendy Lovey while walking through Straits Quay in Tanjung Tokong.  It’s a new children’s toy shop with some pretty neat new toys.  There’s also a snow sand play area for younger tots and a ping pong table for older ones.   My children were completely...
  • 2016 Malaysia Public Holidays 3 years ago In additional to this list of public holidays you can find the 2016 Malaysia School Holiday calendar here.  National and Penang Holidays are highlighted for your convenience. Date Public Holiday Applies to 01 January New Year’s Day National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Perlis, Terenganu...
  • 2016 Malaysia National School Holiday 3 years ago   The Ministry of Education released the 2016 Malaysia School Holiday Calendar.  These should be pretty definitive, but please note that these dates can change.  This list plus the public holidays calendar should help you in your travel planning.  Also note that the International Schools in...
  • Pay Penang Parking Ticket online 3 years ago Once again, I’m revisiting an old post from years ago.  Times change and things improve.  Years ago I wrote about paying for the different parking tickets downtown.  Since that time, the City Council of Penang Island, started a new scratch-off parking coupon system.  (Recently the City...
  • Gratuity in Penang revisited 3 years ago Years ago, early in my time here in Penang, I wrote an article about tipping in Penang.  In summary, I put together a case for why I don’t leave a tip at every restaurant I visit when I go out to eat.  I think back to those days and wonder if I made the right […] The post Gratuity in Penang... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Debi Weaver
04:00 AM May 02, 2013

I enjoy reading LIVING IN PENANG! There's a lot of good information about places on the island. Dan's posts point out many favorite tourist's spots, restaurants for good food, and even neighborhood settings. Dan writes of his own real-life situations and details he has learned while trying to settle his family on this fabulous island. He discovers and writes about every day chores ex-pats need to know for settling on the island and for even starting a business. I enjoy his photos of sites I've visited. I can also read these posts and know what it takes to feel at home as an EX-PAT family.

Chris Cheung
21:33 PM May 02, 2013

Dan has really good insight. Kudos!

02:37 AM May 03, 2013

This is an excellent look at living in another culture. Lots of tips for surviving paperwork and navigating the city and culture. Reading about the food and attractions really makes me want to visit Penang; but it also has helped me think through issues that may arrive living cross-culturally anywhere. Certain issues just don't cross your mind when you are still romanticizing about living internationally; but a blog like this serves as great help in reality and hopefully reference in the future.

15:40 PM May 22, 2013

I just found this blog, and I know I'll be coming back to it! Looks like a lot of helpful info here! Check it out!

17:06 PM May 27, 2014

Guide to parking coupons just when I wanted to know for my trip.

14:27 PM July 30, 2014

The info on US embassy stuff for babies is really helpful for me at the moment!

V Panetta
15:06 PM August 30, 2014

I'm an American male living in Thailand. Spent some time in KL, but yet to explore Malaysia (other then the long drive to and from KUL. Flew over the country dozens of times. Question,...can I legally have up to 4 wives living in Penang?

03:21 AM August 27, 2017

Looks like a great contact site for Penang. We will be coming to Penang for a month sometime between January and March. I've heard about the Winter Ball. When is it going to be in 2018?

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