Gateway to Asia & Malaysia's 6 Economic Growth Corridors

Strategic location, accessibility to region’s key business centres and some of the world's most rapidly growing and important economies.
Gateway to Asia
High Growth Asian Markets
High Growth Asian Markets
GKL/KV is at the centre of high growth Asian markets; robust trade and domestic demand with huge market potential of 3.6 billion people.

Short Flight Radius
Short Flight Radius
6-8 hour flight radius to region’s key business centres including Bangalore, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo.

Easily Accessible
Easily Accessible
Easily accessible from most parts of the world by air, surface and sea links.

Home to 4 Major Airline Carriers
Home to 4 Major Airline Carriers
Home to four carriers, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, AirAsia and AirAsiaX whose combined global network spans six continents.

Connectivity Via Modern Sea Ports
Connectivity Via Modern Sea Ports
  • Port Klang located in Greater KL
  • Islands of Penang and Langkawi, in the north of the Peninsular
  • 3 major ports; the Pasir Gudang Port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Tanjung Langsat Port in the south
  • Kuantan on the East Coast; and
  • Kota Kinabalu in Sabah
Gateway to Asia
Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Database 2009, CIA World Fact Book And EIU Wire

Gateway to 6 Economic Corridors
Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)
Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)
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East Coast Economic Region (ECER)
Iskandar Malaysia in Southern Johor (IRDA)
Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC)

These corridors will accelerate the development of urban conurbations, complementing the development of GKL/KV. Each corridor consists of high-density clusters with sectorial and geographical advantages.

Clustering enables businesses to benefit from common resources, facilitate labour market matching and contributes to knowledge sharing.

To enjoy one of the best advantages Malaysia has – abundance of land in economic corridors around the country, InvestKL will assist MNCs to set up their operational headquarters (OHQ) in GKL/KV and other business related entities, factories and plants at the most appropriate Economic Corridors.

Investment Opportunities
Malaysia Map
  • Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)
    The NCER encompasses the states of Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Northern Perak. The key focus areas are:

    • Agriculture
    • Manufacturing
    • Tourism
    • Logistics Services
    • Education
    • Health Capital Initiatives
  • East Coast Economic Region (ECER)
    ECER covers the states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, and the district of Mersing in Johor. The five economic clusters revolve around:

    • Tourism
    • Oil, Gas & Petrochemical
    • Manufacturing
    • Agriculture
    • Education
  • Iskandar Malaysia (IRDA)
    Located at the southern tip of the peninsula, next to Singapore, Iskandar Malaysia’s nine priority sectors are:

    • Creative Industries
    • Education
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Financial Services
    • Food & Agro Processing
    • Healthcare
    • Logistics
    • Petrochemical
    • Oleo chemical
    • Tourism
  • Sabah Development Corridor (SDC)
    To drive the economic growth of Sabah, SDC’s focus is on:

    • Tourism
    • Agro-based Industries
    • Manufacturing
    • Logistics
  • Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE)
    The core of SCORE is the energy resources, particularly hydropower (28,000 MW), coal (1.46 billion tonnes), and natural gas (40.9 trillion square cubic feet) found abundantly within the Central Region. There are 10 priority industries:

    • Aluminium
    • Glass
    • Steel
    • Oil-based Industries
    • Palm Oil
    • Fishing & Aquaculture
    • Livestock
    • Timber-based Industries
    • Marine
    • Tourism
  • Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC)
    The island of Labuan located off the Borneo coast is home to Malaysia’s International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC). Since declared an international business and financial centre in 1990, Labuan IBFC has steadily grown in reputation and financial standing over the years. The key business activities are:

    • Banking
    • Insurance
    • Trust companies
    • Capital market
    • Labuan companies (investment holding, trading, SPVs, Labuan limited partnership & limited liability partnership, protected cell company, foundations)