Renting in Penang

loading Jeffrey Hardy Quah

Getting hold of a place to rent which meets exacting requirements is not impossible, but it takes time and a bit of luck. After all, Penang does have a lot to offer a tenant, be they a local or a foreigner.

2012 has passed by with lightning speed and as we approach the year's end, there will be a new round of expatriates arriving in Penang looking to find their ideal accommodation. Like many of those who came before them, it will take some time for them to adjust their expectations to what is on offer.

Penang has an abundance of apartments and condominiums, as well as a whole range of landed houses, either in gated communities or within older, more established neighbourhoods.

All apartments and condominiums are generally pet-free.


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