Have Malaysian passport, will travel.
Like, a lot!
Our little red passbook is now officially the fourth most powerful among 166 countries, according to the latest Global Passport Power Rank study.
The Malay Mail Online reports that a Malaysian passport holder can visit a total of 156 countries without a visa, up from 154 countries last year.
Malaysia ties with seven other countries such as Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Luxemborg in fourth place.
Our friendly neighbours Singapore, meanwhile, reportedly has the most powerful passport in the world - together with Germany - allowing their passport holders to visit 159 countries visa-free.
Hey, despite having the world's most powerful passport, the pandan cake still belongs to us, Singapore!
Oh, what's that? Which country has the worst passport in the world, you ask?
Well, that title belongs to Afghanistan, a country where its passport holders can only visit 24 countries visa-free.
Developed by Arton Capital, a financial advisory firm specialising in investor programmes, the Global Passport Index ranks the passports of the world by determining the Visa-Free Score (VFS) of every country in the world.
Oh, in case you were wondering, here's a list of countries that we Malaysians need a visa to travel to:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Republic of the Congo
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Siera Leone
- South Sudan
- United States