Specialised parks have been developed in Malaysia to
cater to the needs of specific industries. Examples of these parks are the Technology Park Malaysia in
Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur and the Kulim Hi-Tech Park in the northern state of Kedah which cater to
technology-intensive industries and R&D activities.
TPM is among the world's most advanced and comprehensive centres for R&D by knowledge based industries.
Spanning 300 hectares (750 acres), its first phase comprises 12 state-of-the-art buildings with specific
To the North is the sprawling 1,450-hectare (3,580-acre) Kulim Hi-Tech Park, the country’s first,
fully-integrated high technology park. Besides providing one of the best infrastructure there is for high
technology manufacturing and R&D, the Park’s Masterplan also emphasizes on the quality of life within a
self-contained township. Amenities incorporated in the plan include a shopping centre, a hospital,
educational institutions and recreational facilities. Phase 1 of its Industrial Zone is fully leased while
there are still some limited prime industrial land in Phase 2 to host interested companies.
Under the Equal Access Regime, telephone subscribers in Malaysia can choose from five network service
providers for a full range of local, domestic and international services encompassing voice and data
facilities.There are also four internet service providers and five cellular service operators providing
Malaysia is linked to the rest of the world through various fibre optics and satellite consortia such as
FLAG, SE-MA-WE, APCN, China-US, Japanese-US, Measat and Intelsat. To support the increasing demand for
bandwidth, medium and high-end technologies such as IDSL, IP, VPN and ATM are being extensively deployed
throughout the country.