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Pediatricians in Penang

Pediatricians in Penang

Healthcare
Island Hospital @ Macalister Road, Penang [gard group='3'] Having given birth to both my children in this hospital, naturally their pediatrician at birth would also be from this hospital. We've also had the opportunity to consult with all the other pediatricians in this hospital when our family pediatrician was away on leave. Island Hospital's consultation fee is currently RM50. The pediatric clinics do not take appointments, consultations are only on walk-in basis. Upon registration, they will issue a waiting number to you and you will be able to view the number from a screen above your pediatrician's door. Each pediatrician has his own attending nurse who will take your child's measurements (height and weight) before your turn comes for consultation. The pediatric clinic only has 1 breastfeeding room cum nappy…
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Hardware and Electrical Appliances Stores in Penang

Hardware and Electrical Appliances Stores in Penang

Shopping
[gard group='1'] Hardware Stores in Penang It's always good to have at least some DIY tools handy. In Penang, getting someone to do a job for you due to a plumbing or electrical problem can be quite affordable as compare to some other countries. Though there are quite a number of hardware stores in Penang, but I have listed down only a few which I think is worth checking out. Mr D.I.Y As the name suggest, this shop sells almost anything related to D.I.Y (Do it Yourself Stuff). It started off by selling only hardware stuff. And now it has extended to electrical, gardening, car accessories, toys, gifts, plastic ware, stationery and many more. You can also get some cheap handicrafts.  Mr DIY has almost 80 outlets throughout the whole…
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Choosing the Best Cell Phone Plan

Choosing the Best Cell Phone Plan

Guides
In this era of modern technology, one will find it difficult to live without a cell phone.  So which cell phone plan is the best and value for money? Generally there are a couple of things that we need to consider such as the coverage, reliability, minutes, texts, data allowance and price. [GARD align="right"] Though lower price and value for money is usually consider as one of the main criteria, but always make sure your device or plan has a good network coverage in your area. An example here is one of my friend who stays at Teluk Kumbar can only use Celcom as the service provider since the rest of the phone providers have pretty weak signal there. You can check the coverage maps here, but just a note of…
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Pre-school Education in Penang

Pre-school Education in Penang

Education
[GARD align="right"] If you are moving here with young children, you'd be glad to know that Penang has quite a good variety of pre-schools throughout the island. Generally, pre-school in Malaysia is structured for children from 4-6 years of age but most establishments accept children even from the age of 2 or 3. Some pre-schools also function as daycare centers where children will stay back in the afternoon after their classes have ended and have their meals, take afternoon naps, and complete their homework under the guidance of the teacher. Here are some recommendations in random order: 1. The Learning Garden Reputed for pioneering its successful tri-lingual immersion programme in 1999, The Learning Garden is a child development centre set up by speech and language specialist, Chia Kien Eng and her engineer husband, Chow Chee Keong,…
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10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Penang

10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Penang

General
Relocating to another country is exciting and fun but it is a big decision and shouldn't be taken lightly especially if you have a family moving together with you. It requires a lot of background research and planning before you can decide which location is the ideal one for you and your family. If you're up for some adventure in a new place but can't seem to decide where to relocate, then perhaps consider moving to the beautiful, tropical island of Penang. Here are 10 reasons why you should choose Penang as your new home.   1. Lovely beaches Image credit: epSos.de Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah are situated at the northern coast of Penang island and is famous for its stretch of beautiful beaches. Many foreigners love to set up…
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Cost of Living in Penang – Things to Know Before the Big Move

Cost of Living in Penang – Things to Know Before the Big Move

Finance
Moving to Penang, Malaysia is a big decision which should be done with careful planning and preparation. Knowing the average cost of living in Penang is an important part of your financial preparation. [GARD align="right"] Penang has definitely a lot to offer in terms of good standard living condition, plenty of job opportunities - also known as the Silicon Valley of the East, interesting culture and great food. Food in Penang is relatively cheap. A plate of noodle at a hawker stall would probably cost you less than USD2. But if you are considering of purchasing a property, then that might be a costly due to the scarcity of land in this small island. For your reference, here are some of the costs associated with living in Penang for a typical…
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Buying Groceries in Penang

Buying Groceries in Penang

Shopping
Grocery shopping in Penang is fairly convenient. Depending on your needs and preference, there are quite a number of places where you can find fresh goods at affordable prices. As a matter of fact, finding international goods in Penang is not a problem, some stores even set up aisles of products from specific countries. I'm sure this may come as a relief for many who still want to have a taste of home in your very own kitchen. Here are the variety of stores and places where you can shop for your grocery needs: Hypermarkets Tesco and Tesco Extra (In-stores & Online delivery) In Penang island, you can find 3 of this hypermarket: Tesco Penang at Lebuh Tengku Kudin (near to the Tengku Kudin underpass), Tesco Tanjung Pinang  at Tanjung Tokong…
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Where to live in Penang

Where to live in Penang

Home, Neighbourhood
[gard group='1'] Penang consist of two parts - Penang Island and Seberang Perai (the mainland).  Though Penang is considered a small island, but there are several areas or neighbourhood for you to consider for your housing needs. The question of where to live in Penang depends on what you are looking for. The best answer to where to live in Penang Malaysia is to start asking yourself these few questions: Do I need to live near my work area? Do I need to live near my kids' school or university? Am I going to buy or rent a property in Penang? Do I need to live in Penang near people of my ethnic background? Am I going to use my private car or do I need public transport to move…
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Which is the Best Internet Service Provider in Malaysia?

Which is the Best Internet Service Provider in Malaysia?

Entertainment, Guides, Home
Choosing the right Internet Service Provider (ISP) can be a daunting task if you are not sure what is available in the market. Some of you might be used to having fast internet connection from where you come from. The average internet speed in Malaysia ranges from 1Mbps to 8Mbps. Your choice of finding the right one can make a vast difference; either to your enjoyment or your frustration. So, what are the things to consider when choosing the right ISP? Cost and Contract: Usually, the first comparison would be cost vs speed when deciding for the best deal. However, this shouldn't be the only factor when doing the comparison. You should consider looking at the overall package and see what else does it comes with. Does it come with…
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