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The fast emerging start-up scenes in Southeast Asia

Penang, Chiang Mai, Da Nang, Bandung and Bali in the limelight

​​​​​​​​​​Think start-ups in Southeast Asia, and big cities such as Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur probably come to mind.

But with the rise of digital nomads, a growing number of smaller cities are emerging as thriving hubs for innovation and startups, whether companies are in coworking spaces or their own offices.

Maybe it’s their slower pace of life, lower cost of living or the opportunities to connect with a growing network of like-minded individuals but some places in the region are steadily building a reputation among entrepreneurs with big ideas.

Find out why Malaysia’s Penang, Thailand’s Chiang Mai, Vietnam’s Da Nang and Indonesia’s Bandung – along with the island of Bali – have put themselves firmly on Southeast Asia’s startup map.

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