It has always been at the back of our mind that Malaysians are fairly friendly people, especially to tourists. After all, we can speak a multitude of languages and probably the only group of people around the world who will say thank you back to the people who thanked us.
Well, it looks like what we perceived ourselves hold some truth because a survey conducted by an international travel portal had found that Kuala Lumpur is the second friendliest city on earth.
With a sample size of 1.5 million, Big 7 Travel popped the “where you would find the friendliest city in the world?” question to their audience and found that “Malaysians are naturally friendly and nice to strangers and Kuala Lumpur is the best example of this.
“The easy-going temperament of locals and their friendliness towards visitors means that it’s easy to make friends here. KL is a top spot for both tourists and expats,” the global travel site explained its finding.
Ranking ahead of us is Vancouver, Canada for its multicultural community that make tourists feel welcome and safe all the time.
In comparison to other Asian cities, only Taipei, Taiwan is in the top 10 list, ranking at number four. Chiang Mai, Thailand was placed at number 11.
Here are the top 10 friendliest cities based on the survey and some other notable cities within the list:
1. Vancouver, Canada
2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3. Bruges, Belgium
4. Taipei, Taiwan
5. Hamburg, Germany
6. Dublin, Ireland
7. Christchurch, New Zealand
8. Nashville, USA
9. Sao Paolo, Brazil
10. Glasgow, Scotland
28. Tokyo, Japan
40. London, UK
48. Berlin, Germany
49. Casablanca, Morocco
50. Rome, Italy
Take that, Thailand, Taiwan and Singapore. We are the friendliest people in Asia. 😝
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