The thought of moving to a new space can often be very scary and moving to a new country can add up to that fear. There are many countries that have proved to be a great place for living, Malaysia being one of them, and with the many states in Malaysia, not many states are able to cater to the multitudes of people and keep up with the fast paced living of expatriates, which is why nothing comes close to having Penang as your second home. A city filled with vibrant lights and flooded with an array of cultural background, Penang is a place overflowing with heritage energy, bursting with colours, art, entertainment and street food galore.
A space that allows people from all forms of backgrounds to express themselves and their creativity with the many platforms provided. The close-knit community of Penang has nurtured a safe space for people to live in and they have grown to become a welcoming community towards the rest of the world. With the wide options of local delicacies that fill the streets of Penang with hawker stalls and its heritage widely celebrated with street art, the experience Penang can offer you is nothing less than an exclusive high standard of living opportunity with a budget friendly cost.
The many services that are available in Penang are state of the art and they hold one of the highest rankings in terms of healthcare. Healthcare is often an issue where one will not know what to expect in times of dire need. In Penang, you can expect to have healthcare that is excellent for yourselves and your loved ones.
Penang is blessed with amazing facilities like its well renowned educational facilities and its budget friendly transportation. With the many international schools in Penang, you can look forward to an excellent education experience for your children.
With Penang being deep-rooted in heritage and culture, this state proves to be a space that supports the freedom of worship. Many places of worship are close by and its various traditions are allowed to be practiced without any obstructions. Made up of a diverse group of races (Malay, Chinese, Indian and others), they have found the balance in being able to respect their religion.
There is no need to worry about the language barrier as many people in Penang are able to converse in the International language, English. Penang is not new to having a large group of expatriates and its community has grown tremendously over the years. It has become the centre of attention for many foreigners, tourists and expatriates alike. The experiences made in Penang are one of a kind and cannot be replicated anywhere else. Many expats who now live on this beautiful island, were once tourists who never had plans living in a different country on a long-term basis. Penang is a place that welcomes all and its quaint island is able to become a home for everyone.
Relocation can often be a great hassle, but with ‘Malaysia My Second Home’ programme (MM2H), this process has become much more effortless than what it used to be. Those planning to live here will be able to obtain a 10-year MM2H visa, thus beginning your journey of living long-term in Malaysia. There are no minimum days of stay required and once the timespan of 10 years is up, one can always choose to renew the visa for another decade. You can look forward to a smooth process of application and a step by step guide from beginning to the end.
Penang truly is a remarkable state. The variety of culture and history can never be replicated anywhere else. Its humble beginnings are what brought it to the beauty it is today. Why don’t you take on this opportunity to experience the island and all its glory for yourself! You have seen and read about the country through our eyes, now take this step to see the country through your own eyes. Need a better visualisation? Why don’t you watch the video above to get a gist of what this article talks about? It’s your turn now, so take this chance.