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Penang Overview

QUICK FACTS ABOUT PENANG

At a glance: Penang is Malaysia’s E&E powerhouse

Total Manufacturing Investment Value [2021]

RM76.2 billion
(39% of Malaysia’s Total)

Total Manufacturing Investment FDI [2021]

RM74.4 billion
(41% of Malaysia’s Total)

Estimated Job Creation from Manufacturing Investment [2021]

12,024

Penang houses

3 of the Global Top 10 semiconductor leaders
(By Sales)

Penang’s Exports Value in 2021

RM354 billion
(29% of Malaysia’s Total)

Penang’s Trade Surplus Value in 2021

RM101 billion
(40% of Malaysia’s Total)

Penang's E&E Exports Value in 2020

RM231 Billion
(~60% of Malaysia's Total)

Penang Houses

6 of The Global Top 30 medical device companies
(By Sales)

Source: DOSM & MIDA

Source: DOSM & MIDA

QUICK FACTS ABOUT PENANG

At a glance: Penang is Malaysia’s E&E powerhouse

Total Manufacturing Investment Value [2019 – 20]

RM31 billion
(18% of Malaysia’s Total)

Total Manufacturing Investment FDI [2019 – 20]

RM25.6 billion
(23% of Malaysia’s Total)

Estimated Job Creation from Manufacturing Investment [2019 – 20]

32,154

Penang houses

3 of the Global Top 10 semiconductor leaders*
(By Sales)

Penang’s Exports Value in 2020

RM311 billion
(32% of Malaysia’s Total)

Penang’s Trade Surplus Value in 2020

RM111 billion
(61% of Malaysia’s Total)

Penang's E&E Exports Value in 2020

RM231 Billion
(~60% of Malaysia's Total)

Penang Houses

6 of The Global Top 30 medical device companies
(By Sales)

Source: DOSM & MIDA

Source: DOSM & MIDA

Penang: A place to live, work, play & learn

Accolades Received ^

Georgetown – UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO - since 2008

Top 10 Dynamic Industrial Clusters in the World

UNIDO - 2009

1st among 8 of World’s Culinary Hotspots

Lonely Planet - 2014

Malaysia’s Most Liveable City

ECA International - 2017

Asia’s Next Silicon Valley

BBC - 2018

Medical Travel Destination of the Year

International Medical Travel Journal - 2019

3rd Best Place For GBS Companies in the World*

AT Kearney Global Location Index - 2019

Third-best Island in the World to Retire

International Living - 2021

Penang Hill – UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO - since 2021

The Best Destination to Go

CNN Travel - 2022

Note:

^ The list of accolades is not exhaustive

* Malaysia ranked 3rd since 2004 for AT Kearney Global Services Location Index

Penang: A place to live, work, play & learn

Accolades Received ^

Georgetown – UNESCO World Heritage Site

UNESCO - since 2008

Top 10 Dynamic Industrial Clusters in the World

UNIDO - 2009

1st among 8 of World’s Culinary Hotspots

Lonely Planet - 2014

Malaysia’s Most Liveable City

ECA International - 2017

Asia’s Next Silicon Valley

BBC - 2018

Medical Travel Destination of the Year

International Medical Travel Journal - 2019

3rd Best Place For GBS Companies in the World*

AT Kearney Global Location Index - 2019

The Best Destination to Go

CNN Travel - 2022

Penang Hill – UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO - since 2021

Third-best Island in the World to Retire

International Living - 2021

Note:

^ The list of accolades is not exhaustive

* Malaysia ranked 3rd since 2004 for AT Kearney Global Services Location Index

Our Logo:

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Dynamism meets infinite opportunities.

The use of gradients played a vital role in this logo design concept. Firstly, it creates dynamism and movement. Combined with the overall shape of the ‘50’ icon, the logo appears to move forward, connoting Penang’s boundless efforts of continuing its growth and legacy far into the future. Secondly, it expresses Penang’s embrace of technology and digitalisation as we approach a new era of industrialisation.

An emblem of the future.

This logo seeks to portray Penang’s vision of industrialisation development as the State approaches a new era of digitalisation. Inspired by the binary code, this logo utilises basic geometry to highlight 50 years of industrialisation, creating a distinct futuristic icon.

United for a common goal.

Furthermore, the synergistic relationship between the public and private sectors in Penang is represented by the gold circle placed front and centre within the composition. Symbolising unity, this circle honours their efforts that have been a driving force of the State’s economic durability for the past 50 years.

Our Tagline:

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The success of Penang’s transformation over the last five decades have laid the groundwork for the State to unlock limitless potential. The tagline for this celebration aptly describes the State’s ambition to capitalise on this springboard and forge ahead with all stakeholders towards a high-income economy, driven by digitalization, sustained excellence and innovation.