Doing Business in Malaysia


Malaysia is divided into two distinct areas: Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. The former shares a border with Thailand to the north, with Singapore lying at its southern tip. Halfway up Peninsular Malaysia on its western side is Kuala Lumpur, the nation’s capital. Contingency planning and controlled development have made Kuala Lumpur one of the most pleasant and attractive cities in Asia. It is also home to the tallest twin structure in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers.

East Malaysia comprises the states of Sabah and Sarawak, located on the island of Borneo across the South China Sea. The two States border Kalimantan, Indonesian portion of the Borneo Island. Vast stretches of uncharted rainforests give way to rugged mountain peaks, such as the imposing Mt. Kinabalu, towering 4,095 metres above sea level. Malaysia is home to a mix of indigenous tribes, each with their own culture and language. The indigenous peoples are officially known as “Orang Asli” and “Orang Asal” respectively in Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysia. Malaysia hosts rich and unique variety of biological resources and has been identified as one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world…

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