Penang, Malaysia is a bit more expensive than some of the other destinations we've lived in, but you really make up for it in lifestyle. Penang has wide roads, orderly traffic, and huge shopping malls where you can find ANYTHING. Yet, Penang still manages to have very inexpensive local food that will have your mouth watering. What keeps us coming back to Penang is the cultural diversity. There are Malays, Indians, Chinese, and Westerners all cohabiting this island without much conflict whatsoever. Penang is a must visit for any digital nomad in Southeast Asia.

Digital Nomads in Malaysia

Best Penang Cafes

Penang has so many wonderful cafes, but the majority are not suitable for working. Consult this list to find a good place to get some work done without wasting your time on bad wifi!

Where to Stay in Penang

Penang has lots of great neighborhoods to choose from. We stayed in Batu Ferringhi for its fast internet and proximity to the beach. Which will be best for you?

Penang Batik Factory Tour

Look around and you'll see locals wearing batiks in many different colors and patterns. Visit the Penang Batik Factory to make some batik of your own!

Visit Penang Avatar Garden

Penang is full of local secrets. It took us three months to hear about it. The Penang Avatar Garden is a magical night time experience, perfect for a date!