M’sia Is 2nd Friendliest Country In Asia & 15th In The World, Study Finds

No surprise!
According to a recent survey by finance website Insider Monkey, Malaysia ranks as the second friendliest country in Asia.

This recognition speaks volumes about Malaysia’s welcoming nature, making it a top choice for visitors.

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Insider Monkey’s survey looked at various aspects to gauge friendliness. They considered how well Malaysia embraces people from different backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities.

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They also checked how locals treat immigrants and expatriates. Plus, they looked at how easy it is to get a visa to visit Malaysia.

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The survey used data from trusted sources like Yahoo! Finance, HSBC, and Passport Index to get a complete picture of Malaysia’s friendliness.

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And the results? Malaysia scored an impressive 2.20 out of 3, putting it in second place in Asia and 15th globally. That’s a big win!

As for the other countries, here is the ranking: United Arab Emirates with a score of 2.52, Vietnam at 1.67, Philippines with 1.63, and Singapore scoring 1.51.

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Tourism is a big deal in Malaysia. In 2023, around 26 million tourists visited Malaysia, drawn by its beauty and hospitality. It’s not just tourists who feel the love; immigrants and expats also find Malaysia a welcoming home.

With its open visa policies and diverse population, Malaysia embraces people from all walks of life.

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