Penang listed among Top 10 islands in Southeast Asia 2022

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Penang and Langkawi have earned the Top 10 spot in the first ever Asia’s Best Awards 2022 – Top 10 islands in Southeast Asia for 2022.

The list was published by Travel + Leisure, a resource for trip ideas, hotels, flight sales, city guides, and travel tips.

Penang came in at 8th place and Langkawi, 5th.

Heading the list was Phuket, Thailand. Koh Samui, also in Thailand and Bali, Indonesia came in at second and third spots respectively.

Others are Phu Quoc, Vietnam (4th); Lombok, Indonesia (6th place), Palawan, The Philippines (7th place), Koh Phi Phi, Thailand (9th place) and Con Dao, Vietnam (10th place).

The news was shared on Georgetown, Penang’s Facebook page.

It earned praises from visitors in the comments section.

Earlier this year, Penang landed on CNN Travel’s list of 22 best destinations to visit in 2022.

In December last year, it was named as one of 15 Best Islands in the World to Retire On by International Living, a website that covers global retirement or relocation opportunities.

Source: NST Online

  1. dino
    July 21st, 2022 at 13:43 | #1

    what? Penang even behind Langkawi? Aiyo, penang really going reverse gear in the last 10 years

  2. jack
    July 21st, 2022 at 15:32 | #2

    dino :
    what? Penang even behind Langkawi? Aiyo, penang really going reverse gear in the last 10 years

    Chill bro, the other islands mentioned are purely tourism islands. Consider ourselves lucky got to stay in island that have industries and tourism

  3. cindy woo
    July 21st, 2022 at 19:35 | #3

    dino :
    what? Penang even behind Langkawi? Aiyo, penang really going reverse gear in the last 10 years

    we need wee ka siong to save Penang ! look at what LGE has done to Penang, it become developer heaven.

  4. Oh nice
    July 22nd, 2022 at 08:44 | #4

    another virus strike mean these island will be dead Sri Lankan style…..glad that Penang would not be in the running for the top ten island to go down when pandemic strike….LOL

  5. Sammy
    July 23rd, 2022 at 11:34 | #5

    Anyhow, Malaysia is actually miring in the middle-income trap, E&E included.
    That’s why we are being named as a “rampant” talent-exporting country in this region !

  6. lala
    July 23rd, 2022 at 13:33 | #6

    Msia cannot be dead sri lankan style lah don’t be an idiot! We have crude oil, we have a strong e&e manufacturing industry for exports, we have timber, palm oil, rubber, we are one the top furniture producers in the world. We are totally different from sri lanka, don’t listen to those crap circulated by some irresponsible parties who would tell anything (truth or lies) just to turn people against the gov of the day. Hahaha..

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