- The greatest advantage to manufacturers in Malaysia has been the
nation's persistent drive to develop and upgrade its infrastructure.
Over the years, these investments have paid off and serious bottlenecks
have been avoided.
- Latest, the development of Kuala Lumpur Sentral, a futuristic
self-contained city, providing the perfect live, work and play
environment. A modern transportation hub integrating all major rail
transport networks, including the Express Rail Link to the KLIA and
Putrajaya, the government's new administrative centre.
Network of Highways
- Peninsular Malaysia's network of well-maintained highways is a boon
to industries. (e.g. Plus Expressway)
- These highways link major growth centres to seaports and airports
throughout the peninsula and provide an efficient means of
transportation for goods.
- International trade, especially seaborne trade, has traditionally
been the lifeblood of Malaysia. Today, more than 90% of the country's
trade is by sea via Malaysia's seven (7) international ports namely
Penang Port, Port Klang, Johor Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Kuantan
Port and Kemaman Port in Peninsular Malaysia and Bintulu Port in
Sarawak. All these ports are equipped with modern facilities. (e.g.
Bintulu Port handles liquefied natural gas).
- In tandem with the expansion of the economy and trade, ports in the
country registered impressive growth in recent years. Two of the ports;
Port Klang and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), are ranked among the
top 20 container ports in the world.
- Malaysia's central location in the Asia Pacific region makes it as
an ideal gateway to Asia. Air cargo facilities are well-developed in
the six international airports - the Kuala Lumpur International Airport
(KLIA), Penang International Airport, Langkawi International Airport and
Senai International Airport in Peninsular Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu
International Airport in Sabah, and Kuching International Airport in
- Malaysia's biggest airport, the KLIA, has a capacity of handling 40
million passengers and more than 1.2 million tonnes of cargo per year.
Developed Industrial Parks
- Industries in Malaysia are mainly located in over 500 industrial
estates or parks and 20 Free Industrial Zones (FIZs) developed
throughout the country.
- New sites, fully equipped with infrastructure facilities such as
roads, electricity and water supplies, and telecommunications, are
continuously being developed by state governments as well as private
developers to meet demand.
- Specialised parks have been developed in Malaysia to cater to the
needs of specific industries. Examples of these parks are the Technology
Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur and the Kulim Hi-Tech Park in
the northern state of Kedah which cater to technology-intensive
industries and R&D activities.
- TPM is among the world's most advanced and comprehensive centres for
R&D by knowledge based industries.
- Malaysia's telecommunications network has seen impressive expansion
and upgrading during the past decade following the successful
privatisation of its Telecommunications Department.
- The latest digital and fibre optics technology is being used to
provide high quality telecommunication services at competitive prices.
- Under the Equal Access Regime, telephone subscribers in Malaysia can
choose from five network service providers for a full range of local,
domestic and international services encompassing voice and data
- There are also six internet service providers and five telco's and
other network facilities services supporting a full range of domestic
and international services.