WHY MALAYSIA?

Malaysia is a nation like no other when it comes to possibilities. Located strategically in Southeast Asia, our diverse and future-proof talent pool as well as an investor-friendly environment makes Malaysia a fertile ground for businesses to truly thrive.

By complementing these unique traits with Malaysia’s world-class infrastructure, a high digital penetration rate, and of course our guidance, we can help ease your venture into the regional market.

Location

Malaysia is located strategically along Southeast Asia’s air & sea route, making it an attractive destination for foreign companies

100 Cities

linked by >1700 weekly flights

300 Ports

linked globally by 39 main line operators
Greater KL is within eight hours by flight to major cities & growth economies

Talent

Multilingual & tech savvy, our local talent is one of the best in the region

94.6%

literacy rate
A young workforce with >70% of the population below 40 years old

3.4%

low unemployment rate
Source:
1. Willis Tower Watson, 2. PwC 3. Department of Statistics Malaysia

Business Environment

Our highly competitive business environments allow investors to jump onboard quickly

Ease of licensing approvals, tax admin & efficiency of cross border trading
Competitive banking market, accommodative credit policies & robust regulations
A comparatively low corporate tax rate

Infrastructure

Malaysia is equipped with a robust infrastructure that connects businesses to the global market

5 INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT

and seven international seaports that links the country to the global market

30 HIGHWAYS

that link major growth centres to airports and seaports
Telecommunications network served by digital, fibre optics and satellite technology

Cost

The cost of doing business in Malaysia is highly competitive

Greater KL has the lowest cost scores amongst Asian cities
One of the lowest Grade A office rental rates in Asia
Rated the least expensive ASEAN city to live in
Source:
  1. PwC Cities of Opportunity 7 Benchmark, 2. JLL 3rd Quarter 2016 Asia Pacific Office Rental Report,
  2. Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017

Digital Readiness

The nation is ready to take digital growth to a whole new level

77.9%

Malaysia’s broadband penetration rate as of 2016

64%

Estimated smartphone ownership rate amongst Malaysians

67.7%

Estimated amount of Malaysians that have at least one social media account

Market Size

Malaysia is your gateway to the ASEAN markets

7th

largest economy in the world
A GDP of up to USD2.5 trillion with a recorded average growth of 6%
Serves over 625 million consumers from 10 countries

Lifestyle

Malaysia offers a one-of-a-kind experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world

Home to a tropical climate with little risk of natural disasters

6th

best place to retire in the International Living, Global Retirement Index 2017

9th

for preferred destination for tertiary education in the world by the (UNESCO)

THE NATION’S DIGITAL ECONOMY

Discover the steps we’re taking to push Malaysia’s Digital Economy to the next level

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