Digital Nomad


What is a Digital Nomad?

Digital nomads are people who are location-independent and use technology to perform their job, living a nomadic lifestyle. Digital nomads work remotely, telecommuting rather than being physically present at a company’s headquarters or office.


What does Digital Penang provide?

Digital Penang provides incentives for digital solutions, startup services, co-working and co-living packages for digital nomads, and more. Contact us for more details!

Are you a digital nomad looking to relocate to Penang? Digital Penang can assist you

Co-working and co-living packages

Mentorship and Consultation

Localization and Market Validation

Funding and Career Opportunities

Supported by Penang State

Access to Penang Market


What incentives does Digital Penang provide?

Digital Penang provides incentives and packages for co-working spaces, co-living accommodation, and assistance in setting up a digital business in Penang.

Why Penang?

Penang has a diversified culture, food variety & vibrant lifestyle. The most livable city in Malaysia according to ECA International and awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008, Penang is ranked 1st among 8 of world’s culinary hotspots according to Lonely Planet, 2nd global tourist destination according to CNN and has all year-round festivals and celebrations, with close to 100 listings in 2019.

What is the cost of living in Penang?

💵 Cost of living for nomad $1,098 / month
🏠 1br studio rent in center $268 / month
🏢 Coworking $78 / month
🏨 Hotel (median price) $18 / night
🏠 Airbnb $33 / night
🍛 Dinner $2.44
🥤 Coca-Cola (0.3L) $1.22
☕️ Coffee $2.44
🍔 Big Mac $1.99

What is Digital Penang?

To realize the Penang 2030 vision of ‘A Family-Focused Green and Smart State that Inspires the Nation’, Digital Penang is the strategic enabler to stay vibrant and relevant through fusion of digital and heritage while preserving its charm and character.

Digital Penang leads the transformation journey to orchestrate and drive the digital agenda for the State in a strategic, integrated, and cohesive way.

Are you a digital nomad looking to relocate to Penang?

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