Writing this blog can be very satisfying, but what is really satisfying is to see that people read it. And what's even better is when people make comments, particularly nice ones. Recently I had the pleasure and honor of actually meeting and having lunch with one of my readers who was seriously thinking of retiring and moving to Penang.
This was actually the first time I have had the chance to sit down with a fellow American who was actually considering retiring in Penang. We had a chance to discuss the reasons why I moved here and how I actually made the move. He got a chance to ask questions, which may not have been answered on a forum or other expat sites. For Americans moving to Malaysia, banking and taxes and other logistics are not the same as they are in other countries, thus getting a correct answer from online sources may be difficult.
We had a rather candid discussion of the positives, as well as the negatives, of moving to Penang. I hope that I was able to be of some help in making a decision, one way or the other. Anyway it was great meeting Ravi, and I hope to see him again.