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Enhance Education - Penang, Malaysia

 
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Dekadan



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:55 am    Post subject: Enhance Education - Penang, Malaysia Reply with quote

Hello all, there's recruitment currently happening for Enhance Education in Penang, however after searching the forums I don't see any reviews or reference to them. Wondering if anyone has heard anything about them?

Many thanks!
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Hod



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of it. It looks new, but they have an impressive website and what seems to be a big group of experienced native-speaking staff, ex-BC, etc. Someone's been spending big.

First impressions are it looks decent enough and a lot better than most places advertising in Malaysia. If you're up for living in Penang (and why not?*), I'd at least give them a call.

* They have four centres. One is in Georgetown, another is to the south of the island near the airport, the other two are in Penang state on the mainland. If you wanted to live in Georgetown (I would), getting to the other centres won't be a quick journey. In fact, Bayan Baru to Georgetown would be an hour stuck in serious traffic. You'd have to ask right away where you'd be working and see if you'd be happy living nearby.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Hod for the response, and especially good to consider potential commuting, and about the living situation over there! Yeah, they're offering a good package for a language centre in Malaysia.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to put you off Very Happy If my situation was different, I'd certainly be interested. I spend a lot of time in Penang every year, and the traffic is terrible and getting worse with all the new condos springing up. Places such as Bangkok and to a lesser extent KL have the rep for traffic jams, but these places have transport systems, which may be flawed but are nevertheless usable. Penang has the Rapid Penang buses which are luxury compared to the heaps of a decade ago. Saying that, I’ve never had to rely on these new buses to get to work. But apart from the buses, Penang has no other transport options, although in fairness the hills and forests would make investment in these an expensive affair.

But go for it. Penang Island is still a great place. People say the beaches are naff, but you won’t get anywhere else like the ambience of Georgetown. Do it now before the island sinks under the weight of condos and shopping malls.
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