Here’s how much we spent for our last days in Penang

We were planning to stay in Penang until the end of our 3-month visa in Malaysia, which was November 7th. But an opportunity to work for 2 months in Myanmar showed up on October 6th while I was promoting our Marketing class for October 14th.

It all happened super fast!

As I’m writing this (October 17th), I’m here in Ngapali 🙂

Here’s the first sunset of our new adventure:


If it’s your first time reading one of my blog post, here’s a quick heads up:

My boyfriend, Davidson and I, left Paris on June 15th for a 6-month trip in Asia. We had enough savings until September. So yeah, it’s risky but we took the leap anyway.

So far, we’re not bankrupt yet!

October 8th

  • Indian food: 22,60MYR we ate at Kapitan Restoran
  • Dinner: 11,50MYR we ate at CF food court

Total cost: 34,10MYR (8,53€)

October 9th

  • Fried chicken: 15MYR @CF food court

Total cost: 15MYR (3,75€)

October 10th

  • Lunch: 14,50MYR @ CF Food Court
  • Indian food: 18MYR @ Mustapha Restoran

Total cost: 32,50MYR (8,13€)

October 11th

  • Grocery: 18,30MYR we bought eggs, bread and instant coffee 
  • 2 pork buns: 4MYR
  • Cendol drink: 2,20MYR
  • Wan tan noodles: 4,50MYR
  • Coca-cola: 2,10MYR

Total cost: 31,10MYR (7,78€)

October 12th

  • Lunch: 14,50MYR @ CF food court
  • Dinner at Deen Maju: 0 offered by a friend

  • One way bus ticket from Penang to Kuala Lumpur: 38MYR Davidson couldn’t do a business visa on arrival, so he had to do his visa with an agency in Kuala Lumpur. I’ll talk more about that on a next article.

Total cost: 52,50MYR (13,13€)

October 13th

  • Flip flop: 16MYR on his way from KL Sentral to Everfine agency, Davidson broke his flip flop 😀
  • Business visa for Myanmar: 203MYR
  • Mcdonald’s: 15,50MYR
  • Bus from KL to Penang: 38,50MYR
  • Grab car: 16MYR Davidson overslept in the bus. So he had to grab a car to arrive at the hostel. At first he tried a taxi, but the driver said it was 45MYR! Even more expensive than a bus from KL to Penang. So he called a Grab car 🙂

Total cost: 297MYR (74,25€)

October 14th

  • 2 portion of chicken rice: 8MYR @ CF food court
  • Grocery: 40,90MYR bought shampoo, soap, gel, snacks, batteries
  • Laundry: 13MYR last laundry before heading to Myanmar
  • Haircut: 30MYR @ Son’s & barber, best customer service for a haircut 🙂


  • Grab car: 18MYR from Sim CityStay to Peaberry for our last Marketing class!

  • Cake: 8,90MYR @ Peaberry cafe
  • 2 burgers: 9MYR a stall just outside Peaberry
  • Beers: 10MYR @ Antarabangsa, cheapest beer ever (in Penang ^^)

Total cost: 137,80MYR (34,45€)

Total cost for the week

Total cost: 600MYR (150€)

Average per day: 85,71MYR (21,43€)

The previous week we spent less than 200MYR. You can check the details here.

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Former IT Project Manager in Paris, Shyrwyn is now traveling around the world. She has traveled to more than 30 countries (and that’s just the start!)

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