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The vibrant and colorful multicultural capital of George Town sits on the Malaysian island of Penang. Known for its incredible street art, its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques, it was once a major trading hub of the Straits of Malacca. This is Malaysia's 2nd largest city with 708,127 people running amok in its eclectic streets that overflow with funky cafes, innovative restaurants and curbside cuisine. Its historical old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst its new town area is a dynamic modern enclave where shopaholics thrive on thrashing credit cards. George Town was the first British settlement in Southeast Asia that became a British crown colony in 1867. The city is a riot of colonial and Asian architectural styles that has gained the salute as being Malaysia's gastronomic capital. You will never need to go hungry when walking to your coworking venue, as the footpath is littered with food vendors dishing up noodle soups plus other delectable mouth-watering treats.
You can escape the maddening crowds by heading to Penang National Park and get lost amidst the lush jungle whilst chatting to the monkeys or check out one or more of the popular beaches such as Turtle Beach or Monkey Beach.
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 sharing of ideas and knowledge. 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's little wonder that coworking venues are hives of activity and collaboration.