The Airport Economist heads to Malaysia

It’s quite something to witness a country transform in just a few decades – from a developing nation to a middle-income economy with world-class physical and digital infrastructure. Malaysia is on a superhighway to economic success.

Malaysia is multicultural – made up of three key communities –Malay, Chinese and South Asian. It’s a largely Muslim country. You need to respect local religious customs, dress conservatively and follow the country’s strict censorship rules. Kuala Lumpur is a cost competitive Asian hub. It has reliable infrastructure, an educated workforce, but wages and rent are a fraction of the region’s other developed cities. The Government badge matters in Malaysia. Get to know MIDA, Malaysia’s trade and investment agencies. Malaysia is a fun place, especially it’s food glorious food. You’ll have a good time socially when you come here to do business.