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Malaysia is a place of growth, a place of stability, affordable living with abundance of business investment opportunities in Malaysia. Malaysia welcomes foreigners. Begin your start-up in Malaysia, a perfect place to spring board of your business to the region.



Malaysia is a Place of Growth


  • High Gross National Savings.
  • Low Debt Service Ratio.
  • Low unemployment Rate.
  • Home to a variety of natural resources-oil, gas, tin, timber, palm oil, and rubber.
  • Government Policies – Pro-business and responsive.
  • Pioneer Tax Status incentive and many other incentives to support locals and foreigners.
  • Liberal exchange control regime.
  • Intellectual property protection.
  • Well-developed economic and banking sector, including the Labuan International Financial Centre.
  • Legal and Accounting practice based on British System.
  • English and Chinese are widely used in the business community.
  • Network of well-maintained highways and railways throughout the country.
  • Fully developed Industrial parks- Free Trades Zones, Tech Parks and Multimedia Super Corridor.
  • Friendly and hospitable Malaysians with reasonable cost of living and comfortable living environments.
  • Excellent educational institution from kindergarten to foreign world class universities such as Monash University and University of Nottingham.
  • Excellent health care facilities with reasonable fees.



The Malaysian government is putting in place various measures to encourage foreign investors to explore the various business opportunities available in the country.


Travel Agency

Because Malaysia is a business hub, many people travel in and out of the country for business purpose. These amounts are huge opportunities for travel agencies and businesses to cater the travellers directly or indirectly. It requires low capital, it’s easy to start and the returns are huge.




Malaysia plays host to several thousands of visitors every year. This leaves lot of profit to be made by investors in the country’s tourism sector. You can build a hotel or resort in Malaysia that caters to tourist that visits the country on vacation. You can also tap from the sector by offering products and services that cater to tourist as well.



Food and Snacks

There are huge opportunities for fast foods and snacks in Malaysia. Malaysia is self-sufficient in poultry, pork and eggs. Commonly cultivated and produced fruits are mango, star fruit and papaya as well as local fruit such as rambutan and durian. Most of these fruits are for fresh consumption in the domestic market.

With increasing awareness of nutrition in Malaysia consumers, these has been a growing demand for minimally processed fresh food, organic food and naturally flavoured food. The halal food industry in Malaysia can easily penetrate halal markets around the world, thanks to Malaysia’s globally recognised halal certification.


Oil and Gas

Oil and gas products sell very well in Malaysia. You can be a retailer for various oil and gas products such as kerosene and natural gas or can open a filling station that sells a wide range of products from oil and gas industry.


Internet Business

More Malaysians are becoming aware the huge opportunities available in online business. With a solid knowledge of how things work, you too can make lots of profit off the internet while working from the comfort of your home.


Basic Metal Products

Malaysia’s basic metal industries include the iron and steel industries, as well as the non-ferrous metal industries. The iron and steel industries in Malaysia produce the primary steel products that link the raw materials and components economic sectors to manufacturing industries, especially the construction, electrical/electronics, automotive, furniture, machinery and engineering fabrication industries.


Electrical and Electronics


The electrical and electronics industry is the leading industry of Malaysia’s manufacturing sector. The electrical and electronics manufacturers in Malaysia are continuously progressing up the value chain to produce higher value-added products, which can be categorised into four sub-sections: consumer electronics, electronics components, industrial electronics and electrical products.


Electronic Manufacturing Services

Electronic manufacturing service providers function as strategic partners to original equipment, design and brand manufacturers by providing them with services that range from contract design and manufacturing to post-manufacturing services.

The electronic manufacturing services industry has enjoyed significant growth in investment and extensive technological development, such as that a majority operations have shifted from board level operation to the provision of a full range of services, including contract design, prototyping, final assembly, configuration, repair and after sales services.


Engineering Support

Malaysia’s engineering supporting industries have developed rapidly over the past three decades, keeping pace with the country’s booming manufacturing sector. The moulds and dies, machining, metal stamping, casting, heat treatment and plating/surface treatment industries of Malaysia have become major outsourcing destinations for MNVs in a wide range of industries.

Exponential growth is also predicted for the forging industry in Malaysia, as the presence of many leading oil and gas companies promise much market potential for forged parts.


Medical Devices

There is also a strong presence of established supporting industries in Malaysia, ranging from sterilization services, sterile medical packaging, and precision engineering. The availability of these supporting industries gives Malaysia the potential to be a hub for the manufacture of medical devices in Asia.



Petrochemical and Polymer

The rapid growth of the industry is mainly attributed to the availability of oil and gas as feedstock, a well-developed infrastructure, a strong base of supporting services, the country’s cost competitiveness as well as Malaysia’s strategic location within the Asia Pacific region.




Malaysia is one of the few countries in the region that have been accepted into the Pharmaceutical Inspection Coorperation/Scheme (PIC/S), which had led to an increase in the country’s exports of pharmaceutical products, especially in the EU, Australia and Canada.

To further support the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia, efforts are being undertaken by the Government to develop the clinical trial services sector. Under the purview of the National Institute of Health, a Clinical Research Centre (CRC) has been established to conduct the clinical trials, clinical epidemiology and economic research, and manage complex medical databases

Currently, the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, microbials and probiotics are eligible for Pioneer Status or Investment Tax Allowance incentives. The development, testing and production of pharmaceuticals promoted under biotechnology are eligible for High Technology Pioneer Status or Investment Tax Allowance incentives.



The Malaysia government have implemented various initiatives to promote the development of Malaysia’s resources-based to diversify the country’s sources of growth by the rubber industry. In addition to the fiscal incentives currently available for specifically for the rubber products industry, companies in the rubber industry that reinvest in expansion of their projects are eligible for Pioneer Status or Investment Tax Allowances.




The majority of the larger sawmills, veneer and plywood mills that are part of the Malaysian wood-based industry are located in the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. The policy includes various programmes to support the industry in areas of innovation and technology; marketing and promotion; human capital; funding and incentives as well as developing entrepreneurs at all level to improve their capability in Management, production skills and marketing strategy.