We are ex-UK home-educators, but in Penang. We are finding it hard going in some respects as this is a VERY school oriented culture. And all those after-school classes (sports, arts etc) that we want are not available to us, not even the Girl Guides, because they are only run for the school children.
We have not found any other home-educators here yet. I don't want to put you off (home education is brilliant - if you want more info please pm), but if you are coming from a country with lots of other home-educators to get support from, you may find it difficult here. That said, KL may have lots of home-educators (there are certainly lots more activities). If there are any in Penang please get in touch!!
Sorry I don't know the home-schooling scene in Penang. The one that I know of is the Alpha Omega programme(there is link that I provided in one of my post). There are also homeschooling programme run by churches in KL but I have no info on Penang.
As for extra activities there are dancing school, two names that is still in my memory and I know they still exist is Apple Ballet School and Priscilla Ballet School. THere are also many dojos( martial arts) and football clubs for kids and you don't necessarily need to attend the school there to join the club. All you need to do is pay a annual or monthly fee to be a part of the club. THere is also Boys Brigade in churches( I am sure by now they have Girls Brigade too
) if you don't mind your kids attending it and I know for sure one doesn't need to be a Christian to join the grp.
I am sorry I don't have the details in my hand but perhaps you can ask around to get more info. If I do get any info for kids activites I will let you know.