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The research service sets the stage for visionary thinking by identifying and analyzing the various Mega Trends in Malaysia that will impact and shape the country’s economy, society, and culture. For the purpose of this study, Mega Trends are categorized into urbanization, society, economy, technology, energy, infrastructure, mobility, health and wellness, and retail trends. This presentation also highlights examples of projects, companies, and technologies that will invade and change the business ecosystem in the country over the next decade. It also provides an analysis of the macro-to-micro implications of the Mega Trends on various industries in driving convergence of competition.

Top 10 Future Facts About Malaysia

Malaysia to have x million connected devices in 2025 with over x million mobile subscribers. Ninety-five percent of all netizens, or Internet users, will be active social network users, presenting a huge potential for digital marketing and eCommerce.
By 2020, x % of retail sales will be online, up from about x % in 2013. The future of retailing will involve an omni-channel approach, which will amalgamate all channels of retailing, creating a unique bricks and clicks model.
By 2025, Malaysia will have a working-age population of about 24 million, meaning that x % of the total population will be eligible for the labor force. This is the highest number in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after Indonesia. Women’s labor force participation rate (LFPR) shall cross x %, up from 2013 rates around x %, signifying a larger role for the woman-based economy (she-conomy).
Manufacturing shall contribute about % to Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) until 2025, anchored by x manufacturing cluster regions—Penang, Johor, Selangor, and Sarawak—and x emerging hotspots.
Malaysia’s population will continue to urbanize, with over x % of its population of x million expected to live in cities by 2025. The urbanization growth rate of Malaysia ( x %) will be the highest across the ASEAN region.
Rapid urbanization will result in the creation of 1 Mega City and Mega Region by 2025. The Mega City (Klang Valley) is expected to contribute US$ x billion ( x % of Malaysian GDP) in 2025, emphasizing the need for companies to approach the “city as a customer” and also to focus on investment opportunities outside of Klang Valley.
Investments in infrastructure worth US$ x billion are expected from 2013 to 2020, of which, rails and roads shall receive x %. These investments shall arise from various PPP (public-private partnership) projects, thus attracting more private investors.
The installed power capacity of Malaysia is forecasted to be x GW (gigawatts) in 2025, up from x GW in 2013. Coal will be the major contributor, accounting for about x %, while renewable energy shall account for x %.
Healthcare spending in Malaysia will be valued around US$ x billion in 2020,with the healthcare expenditure per capita rising from US$ x , currently, to about US$ x in 2020. The medical tourism and senior-living industry to witness a surge, and focus will shift from therapeutic to preventive care.
Malaysia plans to increase public transport use from current levels of x %, to x % in 2020 by providing seamless connectivity via monorail, light rail transit (LRT), mass rapid transit (MRT), high-speed rail, and bus rapid transit (BRT). This offers a basket of opportunities for mobility integrators and market participants specializing in smart cards, machine-to-machine (M2M), and cashless toll systems.

Connectivity and Convergence Trends

The Internet of Things (IoT) in Malaysia is expected to provide potential revenue of over US$ x billion over the next 10 years, with US$ x billion of this coming from the private sector.

• million connected devices by 2025
• million mobile devices by 2025
• connected devices for each user
•Smartphone penetration to rise exponentially from x % in 2013 to x % by 2025

•Data traffic to reach x exabytes a month by 2020
•Mobile data traffic to reach x exabytes a month by 2020
•Average Internet speed to reach x Mbps by 2020
•Highest daily Internet usage in Southeast Asia

• million cellular connections by 2025
•Over x million fixed (wired) broadband connections by 2025
•Over x million 3G+ subscriptions by 2025
• % of 4G-LTE coverage by 2025

Table Of Contents

Mega Trends in Malaysia : Top Mega Trends in Malaysia to 2025 and the Implications to Business, Society, and Culture
Executive Summary 9
Top 10 Future Facts About Malaysia 10
Summary of Top Mega Trends 12
Macro-to-micro Analysis of Key Mega Trends 31
Research Scope, Objectives, and Methodology 33
Research Scope 34
Research Aims and Objectives 35
Research Background 36
Research Methodology—From Macro-to-micro 37
Definitions Used in the Study 39
Definitions 40
Abbreviations/Acronyms 41
Connectivity and Convergence 43
Connectivity and Convergence Trends 44
3G+ Subscribers 45
Proliferation of Connected Devices by 2025 46
Digital Dependency 47
Malaysia's Internet Economy 48
Mobile Apps Economy 49
Digital Malaysia Plan 50
Space Jam 51
Macro-to-micro Implications of Connectivity Trends in Malaysia 52
Bricks and Clicks 53
Bricks and Clicks Retail Model—Overview 54
Convergence of Retail and eCommerce 55
Bricks vs. Clicks 56
Bricks and Clicks Work Both Ways in Malaysia 57
Future Retailing Business Models —The Bricks and Clicks Matrix 58
Macro-to-micro Implications of Bricks and Clicks in Malaysia 59
Social Trends 60
Gen-Y Population 61
Gen-Y Growth Rate 62
Generation Y—Goods and Services Catered to Values, Beliefs, Interests, and Lifestyle 63
She-conomy 64
She-conomy in Malaysia 65
Income Pyramid 66
Aging Malaysia 67
Geosocialization 68
Heterogeneous Society 69
Macro-to-micro Implications of Social Trends 70
Economic Trends 71
Economic Growth 72
Economic Corridors 73
Contribution of Investments to GDP 75
Future Manufacturing Hotspots 76
ASEAN and Malaysia's Trading Partners 77
AEC to Open New Avenues for Malaysia 78
Tourism Capital of Southeast Asia 79
Macro-to-micro Implications of Economic Trends 80
Urbanization 81
4 Main Trends in Urbanization 82
Mega Cities and a Mega Region 83
Sustainable Cities 84
Sustainable Cities—Iskandar Low-Carbon City Development Plan 85
Sustainable Cities—Putrajaya Green City 2025 86
Macro-to-micro Implications of Urbanization 87
Innovating to Zero 88
Snapshot of a “Zero Concept” World in 2025 89
Examples of Innovating to Zero in Malaysia 90
Macro-to-micro Implications of Innovating to Zero 91
Future Business Models 92
New Business Models Canvas for Malaysia 93
Key Business Model Propositions 94
Consumer Initiative Business Model 95
Value for Many 96
Macro-to-micro Implications of Future Business Models in Malaysia 97
Future Infrastructure Development 98
Future Infrastructure Spending 99
Expansion of Aviation 100
Ports as Trade Anchors 101
Expansion of Ports 102
High-Speed Rail (HSR) 103
Macro-to-micro Implications of Infrastructure Development in Malaysia 104
Future Energy and Power Sector Trends 105
Power Supply Composition in Malaysia 106
Smart Grids—The Future Energy Internet 107
LNG Liquefaction and Regasification 108
Addressing Growing Electricity Demand 109
Macro-to-micro Implications of Power Generation in Malaysia 110
Health, Wellness, and Well-being 111
Overview of the Healthcare Industry in Malaysia 112
Healthcare Profile of ASEAN Countries 113
Southeast Asia Market Size by Healthcare Sector 114
Healthcare Infrastructure in Malaysia 115
Medical Tourism and Senior-Living Industry in Malaysia 116
Future trends in Health, Wellness, and Well-being 117
Macro-to-micro Implications of Health, Wellness, and Well-being in Malaysia 118
Future of Mobility 119
Integrated Solutions 120
Mobility Integrator Market 122
Cohesive Mobility Solutions (COMOS) 123
Green Cars in Malaysia 124
Focus on the “Application” Side 125
Macro-to-micro Implications for the Future of Mobility in Malaysia 126
Macro-to-micro Analysis 127
Mega Trend Matrix 128
Appendix 129
About Frost and Sullivan 134

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