Penang: The Second City of Coworking Invasion

While for many Malaysians, Penang is known to be the Pearl of the Orient. And when we mention Penang, people often view it as an exotic tourist destination, with its sandy and smooth beaches, historic architecture and is considered as Malaysia's food capital. 

It was once known as the Isle of the Betel Nut — filled with cultural sites and natural scenery — Penang back then was classified as a World Cultural Heritage. However, the town is now being recognized as the next Silicon Valley in Asia.

With public investments were pumped into the island's technological ecosystem, Penang has become a tech powerhouse and hardware production center. Include Intel and Hewlett Packard, in particular, currently housing the Bayan Lepas free industrial area, with several Fortune 1000 companies. 

As the economy continues to grow through the development of technology-based startups and SMEs, demand for flexible, short-run and cost-effective workplaces is also growing coincidently. With this in mind, we have opted to draw up a list of some of the best coworking sites in Penang that add to this growth. 

Common Ground

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It will not be a leading homemade coworking place unless it spreads its wings to one of Malaysia's most important cities, Penang. So Penangites, take your opportunity now to experience the atmosphere and be part of the community, Common Ground! Beautifully built with earthy hues and wooden furniture, surrounded by like-minded community and soak your work in this modern jungle. It is certainly a great atmosphere away from the bustling city with the smell of the freshly brushed coffee from the in-house café. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 8PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Price: RM 499/month

MSOGO Coworking

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MSOGO is the biggest coworker in Penang, taking up 60,000 sqft of room in the middle of Georgetown. The colorful interior design, table tables, billiards, and arcade-like games will make it simple to battle any Monday, mid-week or creative blocks. MSOGO guarantees that all facilities and workspaces are productional and functional, not only from easy parking to free coffee and even in-house activities, but they also offer fun, but also access to all facilities. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 10AM - 10PM

Sat - Sun: 10AM - 10PM

Price: RM 300/month

Scoopoint

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Scoopoint is a disruptive coworking space in the core of Georgetown that offers social collaboration to its employees or Scoopies. They provide not only the services and facilities to evolve business ideas, but also provide creative consulting services – from branding to funding options – to help your Scoopies get their ideas to the next level. And when things get a little hectic, there's also a nap room for people to hibernate for a few minutes. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Price: RM 399/month

Regus

This Regus office is located near to the Bayan Lepas Free Trade Area. With a great many MNC's locations famous retailing and shopping spots and hosting hundreds of events every year, participants can speed up their business unlimitedly. Get to know all the advantages of developing a worldwide brand, from its expertly designed spaces to membership in the Business World that gives Regus members worldwide access to companies. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 8AM - 6PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Price: RM 199/month

Settlements Coworking

Settle yourself in the settlements. Keen as well as standing desks for beanbags? Indeed, the workspace might be settlements to hit! This minimalist but well-designed coworking area boasts an open layout that promotes openness and co-operation in prosperous success. This brisk workspace is ideal for those who want to combine productivity and recreation with fresh workplaces. Settlers (members) have free access to the worldwide coworking room partner, exclusive F&B discounts, and assigned programs to help optimize your job. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Price: RM 320/month

@CAT Penang

@CAT is a large open cooperative space for digital nomads and enterprises who want to construct the Penang tech ecosystem, which is situated in one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites. This coworking space, supported by the State Government, provides members the opportunity to plug in their laptops, to exchange thoughts freely and to access a variety of thinking activities. 

Operating Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

Sat - Sun: Closed

Price: RM 300/month

If you are prepared to book your next Penang office, contact us today and we will make sure that you are working out the ideal place for you! Take a look at our Sanjev Space Expert at sanjev@flyspaces.com and he will answer every question.