Penang has been named among the Top 10 best places in the world to retire by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.
Penang, the only Asian country to make it into the list, came in second after Coronado, Panama. The other eight places are Cascais, Portugal; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Killarney, Ireland; Corozal, Belize; Concord, California; Grand Haven, Michigan; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Louisville, Kentucky.
Penang is itself an island (with beaches!), and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town is its capital.
Contributed By Sonia Narula