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Cut to the chase. The best local food places born and bred Penangites would go to.

Factors like scarcity in the market, location and plot size insulate properties from market changes.

As far as islands go, Penang is one of the most popular destinations in the region. If you’ve visited and thought, “I could live here!”, read on to find out about a company endeavouring to make relocating to Penang a cinch.

Penang offers what the website calls a "luxury life on an affordable budget," with a couple's monthly expenses ranging from just $1,500 to $2,500.

Made up of residents of Indian, Chinese, and Malay descent, Malaysia is like visiting three places in one—talk about getting your money’s worth! Here’s how to spend your time wisely.

Post Office Travel Money's annual Holiday Money report has just been released — and it reveals the destinations around the world where you'll get the best bang for your buck in 2019.

As many as 14 to 16 million people across the globe travel for medical reasons, be it for higher quality healthcare or affordability outside their countries of residence. In Penang, medical tourism is a booming sector – as it has been for the past two decades.

Property consultancy Savills Malaysia expects housing prices to firm up in 2019, with real estate developers only able to increase supply by early 2020, following renewed confidence in the market from the new government’s promise of clean and fair governance.

City’s 20-somethings are turning their backs on what parents class as success to build lives that don’t revolve around the avaricious accumulation of wealth.

George Town’s historic homes present a unique opportunity for the real estate investor: They offer not only stunning architectural features you’re unlikely to find in newer builds or in other cities, but also the chance to own a piece of the past.

Foreign investments in Malaysia are expected to increase based on investors’ confidence in the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) government led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

People tend to zero in on pricing, but there are other factors to consider in order to make a smart investment.

Penang is both an island and a province stretching along Malaysia’s northwestern coast, but it’s the island—Pulau Penang—that draws nearly four million tourists each year. 

14 Penang residents have told us why they made the island home. Read on, as this may help you make a decision you probably won't regret.

Located strategically at the corner of Lebuh Buckingham and another road that bears its name, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, this prominent Islamic centre originated from humble beginnings. 

In 2008 the city was named a Unesco World Heritage Site, and now there is a palpable energy on the streets, particularly in its historic inner city.

Retiring to Penang will not only give you the financial freedom you need but also provides you with a First World lifestyle. You can have it all in Penang. Arts and culture, history and nature, beach and jungle. 

Penang's capital offers culture, cuisine and so much more. CNN loves Penang!

Penang’s industrious collision of humans and food cultures created a cuisine so distinct and delicious that Penang has become a hunting ground for the food-obsessed, among locals and visitors alike. Come join the hunt.

Retiring to Penang will not only give you the financial freedom you need but also provides you with a First World lifestyle. You can have it all in Penang. Arts and culture, history and nature, beach and jungle. 

Combine food with the city’s collection of historic buildings in various styles, from old English colonial mansions to classical Chinese shop houses and Islamic mosques, and you have a city made for walking and eating.

George Town (population about 500,000), Penang's main city, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a 500-year history of trading and a hotel boom in progress. 

Yahoo Travel says Penang is one of the islands to explore before you die! One-of-a-kind islands where you’ll discover every item on your wish list, from over-water bungalows and pristine wildlife to sublime street food and mysterious cultural monuments.

CNN Travel listed Penang is one of the world’s top eating destinations. Street food or hawker food is the city’s big draw. Penang hawker food reflects the multicultural makeup of the town, which has citizens of Chinese, Malay and Indian descent. 

Huff Post included Penang’s Char Koay Teow in its 19 Local Delicacies You Can’t Come Home Without Trying. Citing Penang’s Char Koay Teow leaves people stunned.

From curry-drenched rice dishes to superlative laksa to fried chicken, the meals that tell the rich story of Penang.

Penang's Awards and Recognition in 2016

George Town, Penang named as one of "The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016" by Forbes and was selected by Los Angeles Times as one of the 16 must-see destinations

Penang's Accolades

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