Why you have to work in Penang?

Penang aspires as an International City. Its thrust is to build and develop Penang into the location of choice for investors; the destination of choice for tourists and habitat of choice for those who desire sustainable living.


Penang CAT (Competency, Accountability and Transparency) Government has embarked on a refreshing direction to prove that an efficient, responsible and clean government is possible. More importantly, it will allow the people of Penang to share the State’s prosperity when it is achieved.


Penang is the first State in Malaysia to implement the CAT (Competency, Accountability and Transparency) Policy.


Penang enjoys a year-round tropical rainforest climate which is warm and sunny, along with plentiful rainfall, especially during the southwest monsoon from April to September.


The people of Penang are noted for being friendly and helpful. The major citizens in Penang are Malay, Chinese and Indians. Islam is the religion of a majority in Penang but other religions are freely practiced. Penangites indeed are a blend of diverse cultures.


Penang has the most competitive standards of living compared to other States in Malaysia.


Life in Penang is great and not expensive. Cost of living is the lowest in Malaysia. Wage rates is much lower than other Countries. Penang has the lowest utilities (water & electricity) rates compared with other State in Malaysia.


There are quality residences (terrace and semi-detached houses, bungalows, apartments and condominiums) all over the Island as well as on the Mainland. There are also some of the finest residences available along the tourism belt (on beaches, on the hill, near the recreational park and places in the city center).


Penang provides world class infrastructure. The major sea route connects the Far East to Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Penang International Airport is the second largest in Malaysia. Each week it caters for direct connections for passengers and cargo flights to many parts of Asia and the world. The Penang Port is the third largest container port in Malaysia. Penang has 750 free Wi-fi spots.


Professional service companies provides secretarial, legal, human resource, engineering and architectural consultancy, including international banking and quality financial services. Penang’s competitive edge is attributed to the strength and quality of its human capital.


The State has the best developed and quality educational systems - both public and private. It is the place for quality education from nursery right up to the highest level of university education. One of the oldest Universities in Malaysia which is in Penang has been recognized as the APEX University. There are eight international schools all over Penang.

There are also private colleges offering twinning programs. Penang is the place to get quality international-class education at a very reasonable cost. It has become an educational centre of excellence for the Country.



Penang is heaven for food lovers. Penang offers the liveliest street-food scenes in Malaysia. The availability of local, international and multi-cultural and traditional cuisines will tickle and satisfy the taste buds of food experts.


Recreational and sporting facilities in Penang are par excellence. There is a wide selection of hotels, restaurants, sports clubs, golf courses and many other recreational activities for enjoyment.


Historically, Penang was a shopping heaven because of its free port status. Today, shopping in Penang has transcended from bargains galore to up-market shopping, where famous global brands are easily available.


Statistics proved that the Penang crime index rate has decreased by 32% for the first two months in 2011 compared to the same period last year. This shows that Penang is safe from crime State to live in.