Welcome to Malaysia
Multi-racial, multi-cultural, Malaysia represents Asia at its best. Strategically positioned in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia offers unrivaled connectivity, infrastructure and talent. Government initiatives such as MSC Malaysia offer further opportunities for your business to grow.

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Why Malaysia?
  • 32.6M
    Total population of Malaysia
  • 15 th
    on the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 Report
  • 4.7 %
    GDP growth
  • RM 1,229.8B
    The GDP of Malaysia
  • 60 international airlines
    international airlines from 100 destinations
  • Strategically located
    Strategically located between China and India, right at the heart of ASEAN
  • multilinguals
    A nation of multilinguals, capable of speaking Malay, English, Chinese, Indian and more
  • cyber centres
    Cyberjaya and 20 other cyber centres


Putting the power of community and technology to deliver a digital future, Malaysia’s flourishing digital economy is one of ASEAN’s bright spots.

At the heart of digital ASEAN, strong connectivity, infrastructure and talent make Malaysia the top choice for the world’s leading industries, companies and start-ups.

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Digital Population
Thanks to the high penetration rate of both the internet and smartphones, Malaysia is home to a population that can only be described as ‘internet savvy’.
  • 20.9M
    Total number of smartphone users in Malaysia
  • OVER 22M
    Total number of Facebook users in Malaysia
  • OVER 7.2M
    Total number of Twitter users in Malaysia
  • OVER 80 minutes
    per day
    The average amount of time Malaysians spend on YouTube
  • 86 %
    Malaysia’s internet penetration rate
  • 85 %
    Malaysia’s online banking penetration rate
  • 118 %
    Malaysia’s broadband penetration rate
  • USD 1.03B
    Estimated mobile payment transaction value by 2021
Note: All figures are based on 2018 statistics
Global Recognition
Over the years, Malaysia has been recognised by many organisations as one of ASEAN’s best markets to do business in. Here are some of Malaysia’s accolades:
  • award 1st
    in the INSEAD Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018
    (Malaysia’s ranking in the world for Upper Middle-Income Group)
  • award 1st
    in the World Competitiveness Ranking 2018
    (Malaysia’s ranking in ASEAN)
  • award 1st
    in the A.T. KEARNEY Global Services Location Index 2017
    (Malaysia’s ranking in the world)
  • award 1st
    in the BLOOMBERG Emerging Market Scorecard 2018
    (Malaysia’s ranking in Asia)
  • award 1st
    in the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2018
    (Malaysia’s ranking in ASEAN)
  • award 1st
    in the ITU Global Cybersecurity Index 2017
    (Malaysia’s ranking in the world)

Unlocking The Opportunities

Technologically developed and strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a nation ripe with future opportunities and potential.

Our People Initiatives

Opening up opportunities for the people

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Our Industry Initiatives

Driving the industry forward

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Our Investor Initiatives

Invest in the heart of ASEAN

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