Penang is known for its mouthwatering street food and culture.
Today, it is also known as one of the best islands in the world to retire.
Penangites, rejoice, because the Pearl of the Orient is on the list of the “15 best islands in the world to retire in 2021”.
The list, published on the The journey awaits you website, saw Penang ranked in third place just behind Malta and Mallorca, Spain.
According to the website, their criteria for an island on the list included being able to live a simpler life after retirement without breaking the bank, and Penang has adopted it brilliantly, according to website collaborator Kara Williams. .
Williams described the island as “a home of a mixture of nationalities and welcoming to North Americans, with English widely spoken on the island.”
âIf you are looking forward to travel in retirement, having Penang as a home base makes it easy for you to travel to many other countries in Southeast Asia.
This island also attracts foodies, with its plethora of food stalls, which can be found prominently in the main town, George Town, as well as adventurers who enjoy hiking, snorkeling and diving. with snorkel, âshe wrote.
Williams also praised the country’s Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H), which she described as a “generous retirement visa.”
Other Asian islands on the list include Bali in ninth place, Koh Samui, Thailand in 10th place and Phu Quoc, Vietnam in 15th place.
Penang has long been known as a retirement paradise, as this is not the first time Penang has been on an international list as the best place to retire.
In November last year, Penang was named one of the “11 Best Islands to Retire Abroad” by International life website.
We have to agree that the delicious food makes Penang a very desirable place to retire, but the traffic jams? No thanks!