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CapitalKuala Lumpur (1,600,000 inhabitants) Other major citiesSeberang Perai (population 820,000) and Kajang (population 795,000) Average age 29.9 years Area Surface 330,800 km² – 2017 Population32,400,000 inhabitants – 2018 Time difference +6 hours on Dutch summer time +7 hours on Dutch winter time CurrencyRinggit (MYR) Head of state Sultan Abdullah of Pahang LanguageMalaysian
Sectors with opportunities
Healthcare Malaysia knows is a strong innovation drive within the health sector. Medical technology and e-health solutions are in great demand. This is a great opportunity for Dutch companies in the Life Sciences and Health sector. Sustainability The government of Malaysia is pushing for more ecological sustainability, with the aim that the country will eventually also belong to the ‘developed world’ in this area. The focus is on biomass, biogas, small hydropower plants and waste technology to strengthen the energy sector. The energy sector is currently mainly based on coal technology. Food Food is by far the favorite pastime of Malaysians. On average, a Malaysian household spends 25% of its income on food. There are plenty of opportunities here for the Dutch retail sector with high-quality western products