Larger Coworking Operators in Bukit Mertajam See coworking companies with multiple locations in Bukit Mertajam
The administrative heart of the Central Seberang Perai District, Bukit Mertajam is also the seat of the local government and has a population of 13,097 residents. Originally an agricultural town inhabited by Siamese and Malay farmers, it was acquired by the British East India Company in 1800. It became the land of spice and sugar plantations during this time. The city today has evolved into a transportation hub, as it's home to a major Malayan Railway station. There are a few touristy spots to check out, such as the Bukit Mertajam Market and the Taoist temple built in 1886, Hock Teik Cheng Shin Temple. Its St. Anne's church is the most recognizable landmark in the city, so you won't have any trouble finding it and saying a little prayer for your startup to succeed. Despite not being a startup hub per se, Bukit Mertajam does have its own intrepid entrepreneurs lurking in coworking spaces or on the streets gorging on nasi dagang (fish curry) from a friendly street hawker.
There are 3 main hubs for tech/startup gurus in Malaysia, that of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, with Johor silently bubbling away. The city has an entrepreneurial culture that is transparent with work colleagues mingling friendship with creativity and a generous attitude when it comes to the sharing of ideas and knowledge. Startups are scattered throughout the area and Johor does need more intrepid souls plus more support organizations to really bounce out of its brewing stage.
With many locals wishing to start something of their own, Malaysian entrepreneurship is very much alive and there have been a few extremely successful startups such as Grab, Jobstreet, MOL and Airasia to come out of the country. With this in mind, it is little wonder that coworking venues are hives of activity and collaboration.