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April 2018

Have you ever dreamed of retiring abroad? Penang could be the answer.

Penang: World’s best place to retire

Who wants to live on an English speaking tropical island in S.E.Asia?
The dream is within reach and the reality is easier than you think.

Personalised tour by offers a 5-day familiarisation trip to those thinking of relocating to UNESCO-heritage island of Penang in northern Malaysian via Malaysia-My-Second-Home (MM2H) program

25 April 2018, Penang, Malaysia – Two innovative entrepreneurs launch website portal, to offer a unique and memorable experience for anyone thinking of relocating to the wonderful Malaysian UNESCO heritage island of Penang today.

Serena Tan and Lily Aziz have lived abroad and travelled the world yet choose Penang as their home base. A growing number of discerning global professional nomads have chosen to relocate to Penang island due to its prime location as a regional hub, its attractive weather, safe and friendly environment, ease of doing business, variety of foods and culture as well as affordability of property. Penang was after-all the Pearl of the Orient of yore attracting traders from around the world; the Chinese, Middle East, Dutch, British and more.

A special 5-day tour package can help a person decide if the island state is the perfect long-stay choice. “Experience Penang in 5 Days” is a personalised and immersive experience for one person, two people or a group. The package includes consultation and advice on real estate, legalities and a taste of the local food and culture.

“It is a 360 experience on local food, the community and culture, and offers a glimpse of life on the island,” says Cultural Experiences Coordinator, Lily Aziz. “Your experience begins with a personal pick-up from the airport where you will be whisked away to a five-star hotel. You will be exposed to an in-depth knowledge on finance, Malaysian immigration laws and guidelines, education availability if required, medical facilities as well as visits to selected properties where you will be able to assess the types of real estate that best suits your lifestyle and budget. You will be able to meet others who have relocated to Penang, through the MM2H programme, who will be able to share their experience with you”, she adds.

During the tour, travellers will also be immersed in Penang’s rich culture and heritage by a local guide with visits to the local markets and street food vendors amongst others. Each of the tours has so far been designed exclusively for those considering a change in their lives – the decision to relocate to Asia!

“We offer customised, well-researched and a comfortable local experience for those interested to relocate or retire in Penang. Our guests will gain insights into local real estate to legal matters to even where to find the best Crab Curry,” added Lily who emphasized that those who undertake the tour will leave with more answers than questions.

“Most of our clients, even after deciding on relocating or retiring in Penang, return to the island for months at a time, sometimes over a duration of several years to research on important matters such as buying an ideal property, children’s education, or getting the best medical care. Our combined experience has brought together the “Experience Penang in 5 Days” tour, where we can extend professional and unbiased advice to those wishing to relocate to Penang. We provide local knowledge and a vast network of contacts to our clients, ensuring a productive yet enjoyable time in Penang,” says Serena Tan, Director of Penang Property Angel, a registered real estate agency in Malaysia.

Penang, the second largest city in Malaysia, is home to the three main races of Malaysia – Malay, Chinese and Indian – as well as to a significant number of Eurasians, Thais and expatriates. It also has the highest GDP amongst all Malaysian states despite being the second smallest state in the country with a land area of 1,408km². The state is divided into two: Penang Island and Seberang Prai on the mainland, and enjoys a tropical rainforest climate that is mainly directed by the surrounding sea and prevailing wind system.

Georgetown, Penang’s capital, is a uniquely designed townscape architecturally and culturally that does not have an equivalent anywhere in the world. This uniqueness has earned and inscribed the capital a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The “Experience Penang in 5 Days” tour is the perfect place to start for anyone looking to relocate to Penang as all your questions will be answered during this time. The cost for the tour starts from RM10,000 (approximately USD$2,600, AUD$3,400 or GBP£1900) per person with a 20% discount offered for a couple. Group bookings between 3 – 7 people are welcomed.

For more information:

Tel: +60164967718
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Office address: 54 Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050, Penang, Malaysia (visits by appointment only)


Director, Penang Property Angel

Since 2010, Serena has devoted herself to serving the Penang luxury and heritage real estate market in destinations focusing in Penang George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside with elite residential and commercial locations of Penang island for high-end clientele including local & international investors and home-buyers.

Penang Property Angel is a professional real estate agency firm which is approved by and registered with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents under the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act 1981.

Serena and her firm Penang Property Angel look forward to introducing you to the communities, the lifestyle and the exciting Penang real estate.

Cultural Experiences Coordinator
Lily brings 15 years of experience in events, communication and marketing. She was the founding Publisher of Time Out Penang and oversees content creation for the Penang Local. Having moved to Penang from Kuala Lumpur, by choice almost 10 years ago, Lily manages properties for homeowners and turns these beautiful homes into short term rentals. Her passion for Penang materialised into organising personalised food tours, and visiting cultural and heritage sites for tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Advisor Legal & MM2H

Sam read law at Queen Mary College, University of London, was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1991, practiced in Kuala Lumpur with Skrine and in Singapore, Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh with Kelvin Chia Partnership. Sam is currently a partner at a law firm in Penang, Malaysia.

Sam will share the legalities of visa applications, property ownership for those wishing to stay long term in Malaysia as the Agency’s Panel Legal Advisor.


Original Press Release by GoInternational http://prnews.gointe

Another article about my art exhibition Treasures of a Straits Chinese At G hotel Gurney Penang in the Edge options magazine.

Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G hotel Gurney

Another article about my art exhibition in the Edge options magazine, Malaysia.

Thank you for the feature. As an artist, it makes me so happy to see my first solo exhibition ‘Treasures of a Straits Chinese’ so well received ❤️

Today is the final day to view my exhibition at G hotel Gurney Penang, Malaysia.

Sketch of the day no 1185 in my moleskine art journal: tate modern ln London, England.

Tate Modern London

I love this strong building which was previously a power station.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Tate modern ln London, England. It is a free modern art gallery.

Sketch of the day no 1183 in my moleskine art journal: the national gallery in London.

National gallery London

Happy Monday.

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of the Naational gallery in London. Built in 1832 by William Wilkins in the neoclassical style.

Sketch of the day no 1182 in my moleskine art: the Tyrolean coat of arms

Tyrolean coat of arms

Happy Monday!

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art is of the Tyrolean coat of arms.

Sketch of the day no 1181 in my moleskine art journal : st anton ski club

Ski club st anton

Good morning!

The golden age of skiing. St Anton ski trip.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of the st anton ski club logo

Sketch of the day no 1180 in my moleskine art journal: St Anton basecamp craft beer

St anton basecamp organic beer

Beer gives you courage..

Unfortunately I don’t drink. I still sketch sometimes…

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of a local St Anton basecamp craft beer that I spotted in Austria.

The Other Art Fair, London

The Other art Fair 2018 presented by Saatchi Art at Victoria House, London. The other art fair is an art fair by emerging artists. You can buy art directly from the artists and not through a gallery.

St Anton am Alberg Austria Apres ski

I spent a week at St Anton am Alberg this March 2018 with Ski World. The Apres ski is legendary.
Start at the Heustadl for retro style live music at 430pm at their terrace bar, located on the blue run home from the Galzigbahn.
Then at 6pm ski down to the Mooserwirt for some wild and wonderful oompah loompah, hoff on ice, eurovision experience. When the place shuts at 8pm you will see drunken skiing back to the base of Galzigbahn.
Head to Das Basecamp opposite Gampenbahn for some dance music and food.
We gave Taps and Krazy Kanguruh and miss because we heard it gets super wild with girls dancing in their bra tops. lol. We were too old for that ;p
There are many more nightclubs in the town but we had to call it a night as skiing was a priority.

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