It’s illegal – but short-term property rentals on the rise


Drawing a line: A ‘No Homestay Allowed’ sign at Ocean View Residences in Butterworth, Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: The number of stratified residential properties offering short-term home-sharing or rentals seem to be rising in Penang even though the practice is deemed illegal by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).

Interviews with several Airbnb operators showed even developers with unsold units would furnish them and rent them out for holidays.

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