Penang, a state in northern Malaysia was a hidden gem until 2011. It was an island well known as a tourist spot. Its history, culture, people and food are one of the best in South East Asia, if not Asia. What is not well known is that Penang is also a great place to stay long term or retire.
Penang burst into the best countries to retire scene when it was placed top 10 consistently since 2011 by many retirement magazines and websites. It is not only a place to retire to but a place to live in on a long-term basis. Many young expatriates working in Asia chose Penang as their home base for travelling around Asia. Retirees find this place inexpensive yet rich in culture and heritage. Penang offers world-class healthcare yet it is also very affordable. Its friendly residents are living together harmoniously amidst diverse cultures, religions and beliefs. It is a place where modern infrastructure juxtaposes with its colonial heritage. It has all the modern conveniences yet you can still find people practising crafts of olden days or religious cermonies that you think were lost in this modern world. It is this paradox that made Georgetown (capital of Penang) a very interesting UNESCO World Heritage site. You will be amazed with what you can do here and what you will find here.
Penang beckons to be discovered and rediscovered by those who yearns new experiences or a new perspective of life.
Alter Domus is the pioneer in helping foreigners obtain this renewable ten-year Malaysian visa. We are the first licensed agent of the Malaysia My Second Home programme with the license number MM2H/001. We have helped many foreigners with this visa and we have been doing this for more than fifteen years. Some of our clients have settled in Malaysia (most of them are staying in Penang) but many are still working or planning to retire soon. Some of them are doing business on the internet and it does not matter where they stay as long as they have high speed internet connection. Do contact us on how we can help you stay in Penang.
All our clients are our friends eventually.
In order for foreigners to enjoy retirement in Malaysia, the Malaysian government initially introduced The Silver Hair prorgramme but it was not successful as internet was not invented yet and only a handful of people knew about it. Since the first half of 2000, the Malaysian government introduced the Malaysia My Second Home programme. It is a long-term visa that allows foreigners to stay here in Malaysia for long term (5 years originally and 10 years since 2006).
Alter Domus has been involved in the Malaysia My Second Home Programme for more than ten years and we have helped thousands of participants in getting this visa. Not only do we provide the visa application services, we have concierge services, home management and any other services that you need to make your stay here easy and hassle-free.
This is the key principle of our company. It is this passion that drives our company to be the largest sponsor in Penang and one of the largest in Malaysia. We have no other side businesses apart from this. With a 99.8% approval rate, we are here to help our clients obtain the Malaysia My Second Home visa and whatever they need to relocate to Penang.
Yes, we have a lot of clients and can resolve to two decimal places if required!
Let us know how we can help you and you will discover why all our clients are our friends eventually.