Penang Ranked 3rd In List Of ‘Best Islands In The World To Retire On’ 2021

Hi there friends! Growing up in Penang, we are no strangers to good food, heritage places, and exciting things to do. It goes without saying that for us, Penang may very well be one of the best islands in the world. Well, guess what? Our humble island has been ranked 3rd in the list of ’15 Best Islands In The World To Retire On’ in 2021.

Penang Crowned 3rd Best Island In The World To Retire On (2021)

International Living listed Penang as the 3rd best island in the world to retire in, after Malta and Mallorca, Spain. International Living consists of “in-the-know professionals” who have been covering overseas retirement trends for over 40 years.

Penang 3rd best island to retire in 2021
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Additionally, the criteria for the top 15 list include “the ability to live a simpler, more peaceful life without breaking the bank”. George Town, Penang is “home to eclectic architecture, a vibrant art scene, and the best street food in the world”.

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Siam Road Char Koay Teow Penang
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Aside from Penang, Malaysia, 3 other Asian countries made it on the list as well. They are Bali (9th place), Koh Samui, Thailand (10th place), and Phu Quoc, Vietnam at 15th place.

Take a look at the list here:

  1. Malta
  2. Mallorca, Spain
  3. Penang, Malaysia
  4. Ambergris Caye, Belize
  5. Ireland
  6. Roatan, Honduras
  7. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  8. Isla Colon, Panama
  9. Bali, Indonesia
  10. Koh Samui, Thailand
  11. Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic
  12. Crete, Greece
  13. Cozumel, Mexico
  14. Caye Caulker, Belize
  15. Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Kudos, Penang!

With Penang being listed on yet another list, it is certainly something that we can be proud of. So for what other reasons are you proud of Penang? Let us know in the comments below!

Also Read: Penang Is Ranked 4th In The World For Being One Of The Best Digital Nomad Spots

Check Out: Penang Assam Laksa Ranked No. 7 In CNN’s World’s 50 Best Foods 2020

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