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Kuala Lumpur Voted as 4th Best City in Asia-Pacific, Langkawi the 7th Best Island


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This year, Malaysia has been featured favourably in tourism-related rankings by various publications and organisations worldwide, with the capital city of Kuala Lumpur being named the 10th trending travel destination by TripAdvisor, the world’s 18th best holiday destination by a UK-based non-profit organisation and the world’s 6th most visited city by travellers.

Now, our country has also received recognition as one of the best tourism destinations in Asia by the multi-award-winning travel and lifestyle magazine DestinAsian, whereby several Malaysian destinations and companies were featured heavily in its latest annual Readers’ Choice Awards.


DestinAsian’s 17th annual Readers’ Choice Awards

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Celebrating the best in Asia-Pacific travel, the luxury media brand’s 17th Readers’ Choice Awards is one of its most robust rosters to date, with expanded listings for boutique lodgings and new categories that separately spotlight city hotels and results in the region.

Furthermore, the results are based on votes by the magazine’s readers as to what they deemed to be the top places to stay in the region. With that being established, Malaysian destinations and companies were in the top 10 of many of the categories.


Kuala Lumpur is the 4th best city in Asia Pacific

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In the Best Cities category, Kuala Lumpur was ranked 4th behind Thailand’s Bangkok at 1st place, Japan’s Tokyo in 2nd place and Singapore in 3rd place.

Here are the top 10 best cities according to DestinAsian’s 17th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards:

  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Tokyo, Japan
  3. Singapore
  4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Seoul, South Korea
  7. Sydney, Australia
  8. Shanghai, China
  9. Taipei, Taiwan
  10. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Langkawi is the 7th best island in Asia-Pacific

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Meanwhile, 2 Malaysian islands were voted in the top 10 of the best islands in Asia-Pacific, whereby Langkawi and Penang were ranked 7th and 8th respectively. 

Here’s the top 10 list of the best islands in Asia-Pacific as per DestinAsian’s 17th Readers’ Choice Awards:

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Maldives
  3. Phuket, Thailand
  4. Koh Samui, Thailand
  5. Boracay, the Philippines
  6. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
  7. Langkawi, Malaysia
  8. Penang, Malaysia
  9. Palawan, the Philippines 
  10. Lombok, Indonesia 
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Other categories Malaysia was featured in the awards

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Besides the 2 categories above, Malaysia-related destinations and companies were also featured in other categories of DestinAsian’s 17th Readers’ Choice Awards:

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) named the 10th best airport
  • Malaysia Airlines as the 7th best airline
  • Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich as the 6th best frequent-flier programme
  • AirAsia as the best low-cost airline
  • Villa Samadhi Kuala Lumpur as the 4th best boutique hotel
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Awesome! So, what do you guys think of the Malaysian destinations and companies featured in DestinAsian’s 17th Readers’ Choice Awards? Do you agree with the rankings?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments!


Also read: A Hat Trick! Langkawi International Airport Has Won Best Airport in Asia-Pacific 3 Years in a Row!

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