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Fulbright Professor Seeks Penang / George Town Stay

Tenant Looking for a Home in George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Monthly Budget: Minimum USD $1000 | Maximum USD $1600

Looking for an Entire Home | Open to House Sitting
Tenant Timing: From March 4, 2024 until September 3, 2024


I'm coming to Penang Mar 3 - Sept 3 2024 for a 6-month residence at the USM. I am a History Professor at UC Riverside, and I'll be alone in Penang until June 1 when my wife and kids (ages 12, 16, 19) join me for the summer break (approximately 2 months). My parents-in-law will visit for a week, possibly a friend or two--so ideally I would like to find a single home to rent for the entire stay that fits my budget and can accommodate the extra visitors in summer 2024. I'm happy to care for indoor plants and receive mail/packages for the owner. My professional webpage for info is: Happy to provide references including colleagues in Penang. I'm flexible on housing types - rural/downtown George Town, condos, standalone homes. My research in Penang: I'm working with Penang Institute and George Town Historic District as well as USM to study the history of urbanization and coastal environmental change in the late 19th-early 20th century period with attention to the growth of settler communities, forestry of mangroves, construction of piers and harbors, and growth of urban cultures. It's part of a comparative study looking at urban coastlines around Southeast Asia. About me: I'm a water person -- surfing, diving, open water (and pool/masters) swimming -- and my research likewise examines water-related histories and themes. I've been married 22 years, and my three children are in middle school, high school and college. We've lived and worked in Vietnam for many years, but this is our first stay in Malaysia. A new experience! I have colleagues at USM helping me get settled in Penang, and they are happy to offer references and meet with the owner (speak Malaysian and Chinese) in advance.




800 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
House, Apartment or Condo

Tenant Timing

From March 4, 2024 until September 3, 2024

Estimated Duration

6 Months

Comments: Currently reserving month-long homes with Air BnB. Flexible to rent for shorter periods but hoping for a single stay as long as possible.

Desired Location

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Closest University

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Comments: Working at USM so ideally George Town or closer - Queens Bay, Gelugor

Explore the Area


  • Bike to Campus
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Public Transportation

Tenant Budget and Terms

Minimum USD $1000 - Maximum USD $1600 Monthly

I would like to have utilities included

I am fine with or without a cleaning service

Comments: Looking for entire-home rental, will need more space when family comes June-July.


I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

I would like a car if possible

Comments: Planning to rent a car for some of the stay.

House Sitting

I would consider house sitting

I would consider helping with mail and deliveries

fine to receive packages and notify owner

I would consider helping with plants or garden

I'm a gardener, enjoy gardening, fine to keep indoor plants watered...but...not outdoor mowing/etc. service.





High Speed Internet


Balcony or Patio

Dedicated Parking

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning







Comments: Open to different settings.

Tenant Details

Who's Coming?

Party of
2 Adults | 2 Children

Member Background



About Me

I am a professor of history, and I am interested in finding a place to rent near LMU May 15 - Sept 30 2017. I will be traveling with my wife and kids. 2BR & close to playgrounds, bicycle lanes, trains. My family and I LOVE to travel; and we have spent most of our time abroad in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. We are happy to consider house-swapping, too. We live in a smaller SoCal city (Riverside) near University of California at Riverside.


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