Im Joel from Singapore and currently I'm working in Penang and I found that Penang is one of the best place to live in! No doubt that the view here is fantastic and its really a peaceful place for me to chill myself out. Guys, guess what! Ive met a Malaysian chinese for the past few weeks, he is really a cool guy to hang out with and we've got wasted and you would never believe that he got wasted until he lay down in the middle of the road!!! I thought it only happen in Singapore, United States and other Awesome countries but finally I found ONE here!!! haha!
The most important thing is I've met a lot of cool expat in Penang and if you guys have any problem in searching a place to stay, please feel free to tell me and ill try my best to search it for you as i got a few friends in Malaysia is a Realtor and Interior Designer. They are seriously professional and its more then I'm expecting them to be.
Anyway, Penang is a great place to hang out and any expat out there who want to hang out and go take a drink, im glad to do so! =)