Penang Makes It To Top 10 Liveable Cities List
PENANG: Penang has been ranked the 10th most liveable city in Asia in a survey of 254 cities.
While the state showed an improvement from 12th place five years ago, Kuala Lumpur dropped two notches to ninth.
The yearly survey by Employment Conditions Abroad Limited, a human resource consultant agency, is based on weather, air quality, infrastructure, health services, housing, security and politics.
Singapore leads in the survey followed by Kobe with Tokyo and Osaka tied in third position.
The other cities are Hong Kong (fifth), Macao (sixth), Taipei (seventh) and Bangkok (eighth).
The non-liveable cities in Asia are Karachi, Pyongyang, Islamabad, Dhaka and Dili.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said: “Five years ago, Penang was ranked 12th while Kuala Lumpur was seventh.
“I hope Penang will continue to improve its ranking, not only for the expatriates but the locals as well.”
Penang had long been known for its quality living, he said when opening the three-day Penang International Property Expo 2007 yesterday.
The expo features RM5bil worth of properties and 60 exhibitors comprising housing developers, banks and government agencies from as far as Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Source :The Star 17/03/2007 Close Window