Getting a Wellness Check in Penang, Malaysia

Wow, getting a check-up in Penang, Malaysia is a pretty eye-opening experience! The medical lightsaber wielded by one particular doctor certainly made my eyes pop out, but more on that later… Not only are health evaluations here a fraction of the cost than in California (where I’m from), but it’s also the most comprehensive one…

Finding Fulfillment in Penang, Malaysia

One of the most frequent questions I get from recent transplants and people thinking of moving to Penang, Malaysia is: “What do you do with your time?” When you move someplace new, you have a chance to make a fresh start. Whether you’re retiring here, working as an expat in Malaysia or retiring early and…

2 Days in Malacca, Malaysia

If you live in SE Asia and want a quick, cheap trip to Portugal, head on down to the quaint Unesco World Heritage city of Malacca, Malaysia. Sitting in the terracotta-tiled bar of the stylishly Mediterranean Casa del Rio hotel while sipping a sangria by the river, you might just catch yourself saying: “Wait, this…

Incredible Komodo National Park

In all our travels, nothing has blown our minds quite like Komodo National Park. From the dragons to the diving, we were awe-struck by the beauty, the truly unique natural wonders, and the astounding plethora of life in Komodo’s waters. It’s not the easiest place to get to, and given how rustic it is and…