Kuala Lumpur soars to remote work stardom, surging from 84th to 22nd place!

Kuala Lumpur has become a popular destination for remote workers according to a global survey report by Remote.

The report claimed Malaysia’s capital has jumped from 84th place to 22nd.

Remote is a prominent human resources platform that released list of the top 100 cities for remote work.

Among the top 10 global destinations for remote work listed, are Madrid, Spain; Madeira, Portugal; Toronto, Canada; Auckland, New Zealand; Tokyo, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan.

KL’s impressive rise in the ranking can be attributed to its strong Internet infrastructure, enchanting cultural and natural offerings and cost of living that remains within reach for many.

Remote revealed that KL is a sought-after hub for employers seeking top-tier team members.

“For over half a century, the Malaysian economy has experienced significant economic growth, driven by gains in the mining, tourism, commerce, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing industries in particular,” according to the report.

The report also mentioned that KL is home to a burgeoning tech sector with a strong base of digital talent and highly skilled services professionals.

The report also explained that after the pandemic, more and more people are choosing to work from home.

This means it’s super important for them to pick a good place to live and work from.

“This year’s list of the top global destinations for remote work reflects not just the best places to live and work remotely, but also the evolving landscape of what remote professionals need to thrive in a post-pandemic world,” said Remote’s co-founder and chief executive officer Job van der Voort.

He also said that one of the most exciting aspects of distributed work is how it can enable an exchange of cultures, ideas, and innovation and enrich communities.

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