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Resources for Penang Expats

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for your stay here in Penang. I’ll add to it as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

My Most Recommended



Agoda should be your main primary booking site if you are planning to book for accommodations in Asia. They have the most robust inventory and offer the best rates. I have personally used it and it is pretty reliable. Click here to start your hotel or guesthouse booking.


Hotels CombinedHotels Combined

This is another great site to access the best hotel rates from a variety of top travel sites such as Agoda,,, etc. all in one place. I like their easy to use interface, wide selection of hotels and the ease of making bookings.





Another alternative site to look for accommodations other than the usual hotel stay. Here you get to rent unique accommodations from local host ranging from houses/apartments/villas. You’ll get all the comforts of home, the chance to stay in a local, non-touristy place, and pay a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. If you sign-up for the service using the link here, you’ll get $36 off your first stay!


Online Shopping



The online shopping version similar to Amazon. Lazada is the leading e-commerce company in Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. Here you can find literally almost everything from electronics, fashion, sports and travel, baby and toys and many others.

The biggest bargain online shopping sale for Lazada usually happens on the 11th of Nov (11.11), which is also known as Single’s Day Sale. This is the equivalent of Black Friday Sale in the US. You can expect massive deals and discounts on all types of goods.

Moving Company

The Lorry, Moving


TheLorry is an on-demand platform for house moving, lorry rental, office moving, furniture transport and more within Malaysia.

Gone are the days where you have to spend precious hours looking up and comparing quotes from lorry providers. With TheLorry, you will get quotation in under 30 seconds. It is that simple. They partner with reputable and experienced lorry providers to ensure that your goods will be transported safely and securely to your final destination.



When you’re new to a place, finding help is definitely one of the most challenging part. Therefore, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND using Servis Hero to find a list of reliable contacts for all kinds of service jobs you may need. Their services include finding a cleaner, plumber, electrician and many more. All you have to do is download the Servis Hero app to your smartphone and get multiple quotes at the touch of a button. Click on the icon below to download the app. You may also check out the blog post here.



Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

The flagship carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia’s leading airline as awarded at the World Travel Awards in 2011. The airline focuses more on the Asia route. It’s worth joining their frequent flyer club – Enrich miles to earn extra points which can be exchanged for future flights, if you are flying with them a lot.


Google FlightGoogle Flights

This Google tool allows you to compare prices and flights for varying destinations and dates with options to search by airline, time and classes. It also comes with recommendations for alternate airports and potential price drops. There is also a price tracking options which will notify you for any increase or decrease in price.


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