Hong Kong: an inspiration to many Malaysians. Photo: AFP

Why are so many Malaysians from Penang settling in Hong Kong?

  • It’s not just money, money, money. Malaysians – particularly from Penang – are drawn to Hong Kong for its cosmopolitan attitudes, shared colonial past and equality of opportunity
  • Still, it’s not all sweetness and light: pollution and overcrowding send many in the opposite direction when it’s time to retire
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Hong Kong: an inspiration to many Malaysians. Photo: AFP
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Zoe Low

Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.