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Northern Economic HUB

The economic hub of northern Malaysia

Penang state is today the third largest economy amongst the states of Malaysia.The southern part of the island is highly industrialized with high-tech electronics plants located within the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. In January 2005, Penang was formally accorded the Multimedia Super Corridor Cyber City status, the first outside of Cyberjaya, with the aim of becoming a high-technology industrial park that conducts cutting-edge research.