We take great pride in getting into any top 10 list of places to visit or live in.
But here is sobering news: never mind being among the top 25 destinations in the world, no Malaysian destination is among the top 25 even in Asia in the influential TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice ranking. No Langkawi? No Penang? No Pangkor? No Malacca? No Kuching and KK? What went wrong there?
Instead the top five in Asia are Bali, Phuket, and Hanoi, Siem Reap (Cambodia) and even expensive Tokyo. Globally, the top five are Paris, London, Rome, Bali and Crete (Greece).
Something to think about, yes? Meanwhile, let us continue building like crazy and covering as many open green spaces (and even the open seas and eco-islands) as we can find.
Never mind, at least we are probably the most generous people – not claiming back cash from Australia and Switzerland while bequeathing a superyacht to the United States.