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Divided into two parts, namely Penang Island and the Seberang Perai province, Penang is one of Malaysia's biggest economic hubs. Located in the Northwest of the country, the city attracts many expatriates thanks to its heterogeneous population and its cultural diversity.

As a highly industrialized city, Penang provides many opportunities to expatriates who are looking forward to settle and work there.

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