As busy as it seems, a new study found that Kuala Lumpur is considered one of the least stressful cities for travellers to visit. Coming in at number 10 in the list, the capital city is favourably ranked in terms of friendliness and cost of food.
Conducted by Love2Laundry, ‘The Least Stressful Cities To Visit Worldwide 2021’ survey assessed a variety of metrics to come up with the ranking for a peaceful holiday.
The survey includes friendliness, transport, quality of spas, availability of nature and parks, the average cost of a meal for two, average sunlight hours, air pollution index, and population density.
“Everyone perceives stress differently, especially on holiday, but we decided to rank cities on widely-regard activities/amenities which lend to a more peaceful experience.
“Our intention was to identify environmental and social factors which would help travellers feel more relaxed during their stay,” the Britain-based dry cleaning company said on its website.
If you’re wondering where Malaysia ranked in the Top 10 and which other cities made it, check out the list below:
Adelaide (Australia) is ranked number one on the list, followed by Vancouver (Canada), Honolulu (Hawaii), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Tokyo (Japan), Taipei (Taiwan), Madrid (Spain), Singapore, Sydney (Australia) and KL at number 10.
As the Covid-19 pandemic looms over us, health experts have warned of increased stress levels and anxiety. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it is understandable that people are experiencing fear and worry during these uncertain times.
“Faced with new realities of working from home, temporary unemployment, home-schooling of children, and lack of physical contact with other family members, friends, and colleagues, it is important that we look after our mental, as well as our physical health,” WHO said.