Coworking in Penang: The Silicon Valley of the East

Mar 27, 2018 5:30:01 PM / by Suvi Hoikka

Often when people think of Penang they see it solely as a tourist destination, with streets filled with hawker stalls and historical architecture - and to an extent this is true. But the city is gradually being recognized as becoming Asia's next Silicon Valley.

Thanks to state government investment in the island's technological ecosystem, Penang is becoming a "technological powerhouse" and a hardware manufacturing hub - particularly with the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone currently home to several Fortune 1000 companies including Intel and Hewlett Packard.

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As the growth of the economy continues to be pushed through fostering tech-based startups and SMEs, there is a coinciding increase in the demand for flexible, short-term, and cost-efficient workspaces. So, in light of this, we decided to put together a list of some of the best coworking spaces in Penang that are helping drive this growth. 

MSOGO COWORKING 

In the center of Georgetown, MSOGO is the largest coworking space operator in Penang, taking up 60,000 sqft of space. The colorful interior design, ping pong tables, billiards table, and arcade-style games will make it easy to fight off any Monday-blues, mid-week slumps, or even just any creative blocks. But not only do they bring the fun, MSOGO ensures you have access to all the amenities and workspaces to be productive - from convenient parking to free coffee to an onsite cafe to even in-house events

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 10AM - 10PM

Sat: 10AM - 10PM

Sun: 10AM - 10PM

Price: MYR 488/month

@CAT Penang

Located in one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, @CAT features a wide open collaborative space designed for digital nomads and entrepreneurs who want to build up the tech ecosystem of Penang. Supported by the State Government, this coworking space offers members a place to plug in their laptops, freely exchange ideas with likeminded people, and have access to a range of thought-provoking events. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Sat: 9AM - 2PM

Price: MYR 300/month

Scoopoint

Offering their members, or Scoopies, social collaborative opportunities, Scoopoint is a disruptive coworking space in the heart of Georgetown. Not only do they provide the facilities and amenities to develop business ideas, but they also offer creative consultation services - anything from branding to funding options - to help their Scoopies take their ideas to the next level. Oh, and there's also a nap room for when things start getting a little too hectic and members just need a quiet space to come refresh for a few minutes. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Sat: 9AM - 2PM

Price: MYR 399/month

Regus

Housed near the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone, this Regus office is in a prime location. With plenty of MNC's operating in the area, popular retail and shopping destinations, and the venue being host to hundreds of events each year, members have unlimited opportunities to accelerate their businesses. Get to experience all of the benefits of working out of a global brand, from their expertly designed spaces to their Business World membership that grants Regus members gain access to offices all over the world. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Sat: 9AM - 2PM

Price: MYR 199/month

So if you're ready to book your next office space in Penang, get in touch with us today and we'll make sure you work out of a space perfect for you! Just reach out to our Space Expert Mayurr at mayurr@flyspaces.com and he'll answer any and all of your questions. 

 

Topics: Kuala Lumpur, Coworking Space, malaysia, Penang, flexible workspaces

Suvi Hoikka
Suvi Hoikka

Suvi Hoikka is Content Marketing Manager at FlySpaces, an online marketplace for office space. She writes about anything and everything revolving around the workspace industry. Whether it’s the coolest rooftop event spaces in Jakarta or latest trends in office space diversity, her works continue to open relevant discussions on various workspace topics around the web.

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