Celebrating 20 Years in serving the diplomatic missions, connecting international markets with Singapore since 1999.
H.E. Dato’ Zainol Rahim Bin Zainuddin
High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore
Malaysia and Singapore are bounded by ties of kinship and shared history. Its ties are almost inseparable. As Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad puts it during his recent official visit to Singapore in November 2018, “we (Malaysia and Singapore) are like twins in a way, except perhaps the elder twin is a little bit bigger than the younger twin and a bit older…..It is not often that we see countries which come together and are separated, and still work together and help each other.”
Relations between Malaysia and Singapore are extensive and cut across a broad spectrum of areas in practically every aspect of bilateral relations. People-to-people and business-to-business ties continue to be robust almost on a daily basis. Continuous exchange of visits at all levels between Malaysia and Singapore, contribute and instil confidence that both countries are committed to work closely for a more mutually beneficial and profitable partnership. The High Commission of Malaysia shall work closely with all the relevant stakeholders in Singapore at enhancing these bilateral relations.
Bilateral trade between Malaysia – Singapore remains strong, with Malaysia and Singapore continue to be each other’s second-largest trading partners. For 2017, total bilateral trade increased by 15.4 % to S$108.2 billion (RM336.9 billion) from S$93.7 billion (RM312.5 billion) in 2016. At the same time, Singapore is Malaysia’s third largest foreign investor after Hong Kong and China, with an investment totalling S$2.0 billion (RM6.1 billion). Singapore also remains as Malaysia’s top tourism generating market, contributing more than 50% of total tourist arrivals to Malaysia for the pas five years. There is great prospect to further strengthen these areas of cooperation between both sides as well business collaboration in the areas of advanced manufacturing, services sector, e-commerce, aerospace industry and eco-tourism.
For several years now, Opportunity Malaysia has been instrumental in promoting these bilateral ties between Malaysia and Singapore. The High Commission of Malaysia is happy to collaborate with Opportunity Malaysia to further promote Malaysia as the obvious destination to do business.
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