Malaysia makes top 10 list of best places to retire in 2019

International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index says Malaysia is well-placed as a base for exploring the rest of Asia and that Penang is the preferred state in the country. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, January 3, 2019.

MALAYSIA has landed a cushy spot on a list of the top 10 best countries to retire in next year, beating out fellow popular Southeast Asian holiday destination Thailand, according to International Living magazine’s Annual Global Retirement Index.

Malaysia landed in the fifth position behind Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and Ecuador.

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