Evolving from the early years of the Straits Settlements, Penang has become a vibrant location for regional and international trade and businesses. Its excellent infrastructure support, encompassing the sea port, airport, highways and telecommunication network coupled with skilled knowledge workers and friendly people have helped make the environment conducive for investors looking to set up their business in the services sector in the Pearl of the Orient.


Promoted Services Sectors in Penang


Heath & Wellness

Tourism / Hospitality / MICE / MM2H Projects


International Education


Regional Headquarters


Professional Services


Logistics Services






  • Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)
  • IC Design & Development 
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) products
  • Semiconductor,  Display Device Components (eg Light Emitting Diodes (LED))
  • Computers & Computer Peripherals, Data Storage Devices
  • Telecommunications Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics products
  • Software Design


Green Technologies/Renewable Energy

  • Solar/Photovoltaic (PV)


Life Sciences

  • Biopharmaceutical & Nutraceutical 
  • Medical Devices & Instrumentation
  • Biotechnology 


Resource & Non-Resource Industries

  • Food processing and packaging  
  • Plastics  
  • Furniture   
  • Jewellery


Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO)

  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) 
  • Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO)
  • Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)



Halal Industry