Sunday, August 9, 2020

First time in Penang and you don’t know where to start?

Welcome to Penang Insider, the top Penang blog written by a resident travel writer married to a local Penang girl.
Enjoy a decade of first-hand Penang experience from someone who knows the place inside out. We’ve been around long enough to know that Penang island is so much more than just a place to retire.
We are always chasing the offbeat and the secret,  on a quest to stray off conventional expatriate routes.

Check out our ultimate guides for Penang first time visitors: 


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