Cost of Living in Penang

Thinking of moving to or retiring in Penang? This is how much it costs to live here. It’s really no wonder why International Living ranked Penang as #6 in their roundup of the “10 Best Places to Retire Around the World in 2017.” Our friends keep asking me if they should retire here, so this…

Exporting Your Pets From Malaysia

8 Simple Steps to Export Your Pets from Malaysia If you’re moving from Malaysia, of course you’re going to take your pets with you. They’re part of your family, and family always sticks together. Not to mention that they’re depending on you! I recently rescued a dog here in Malaysia and exported him to the…

Importing Your Pets to Malaysia

How to import your pets in 8 steps Few things make a house feel like home more than having your furry family members there with you…or having their hair on your toothbrush and everything else you own. So of course, you’re going to bring your pets along with you when you move to or from…

The Pre-Move Scavenger Hunt

So you’ve decided to move to Malaysia! Once you’ve completed your happy-dance, you’re going to need to prepare for the move by asking some strange questions, like: Can I get my Rogaine there there? (Nope). Or tampons? (Rarely). Replacement kiteboard fins. (Fat chance!) Rubbing alcohol? (Weirdly, no). Deodorant? (You’re in luck… if you like to…