Friday, August 22, 2008

Registering your company

Business Registration

Previously I had always thought that if I ever wanted to register a company, I'd have to drive all the way from Penang Island to Mainland, drive around and around looking for the Companies Registrar Office.

Some enlightenment from a friend, and I have come to know of an interesting information. Yes, another useful For Your Information, that you can register your company here in Penang Island itself. More later. Some intro to this first.

From my understanding there are 2 bodies (or depts?), that are mainly responsible for registering companies, one for sole-proprietorship (milik tunggal) and partnerships (perkongsian), and another body which handles Pvt Limited (Sdn. Bhd) etc.

You would register your sole-proprietorship under Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM).

The main office for Penang is located at :

Tingkat 6-7, Bangunan KWSP,
No. 3009, Off Leboh Tenggiri 2,
Bandar Seberang Jaya,
13700 Pulau Pinang.
Tel : 04-397 7793
Faks : 04-397 7713

Now the good news, SSM has set-up a mobile counter (Kaunter Bergerak) which among others is located at Level 2, Kompleks Pasar Bayan Baru, Penang.

Yes! There is a counter right in the Bayan Baru Market / Food Court, located behind Sunshine Square.

They usually have 2 sessions per month. Refer below for the days SSM sets up a counter there for 2008.

Besides registering your business there, you can
  • Register changes
  • Close/Cancel Registration
  • Modify
  • Updated
  • Pay Compounds
  • Seek Advice
  • ETC
What's my end user experience? The personnel were very friendly and helpful. It took me just one hour to register, and didn't need to bring much documentation besides my NRIC.
For self named company's the rate was RM50 and trademarks RM80 if I recall correctly.
In total, it took me just nearly an hour to register and get the Business Certificate.

Find the SSM mobile counter by clicking here.

2013 Jadual Kaunter Bergerak click here.
Good job to SSM!

This entry answers the following questions:
How do I register a company?
What is needed to register a sole-proprietorship?
Where do I register a company on Penang Island?


2009 said...

do u have new schedule fm SSM for register of company in island -Penang?
where can I get this new schedule for year 2009 ?

el the man said...

Dear 2009,
You can click either links below for the 2009 timetable.

Companies Comission of Malaysia's Moving Counter Schedule for Penang Island, Bayan Baru for Year 2009.

Jadual Kaunter Bergerak Bagi Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) di Bayan Baru Pulau Pinang bagi Tahun 2009

I'd have published it here or another place, but since it's in xls, it's pretty difficult copy paste it into google without losing it's formatting.

sarjana said...

Dear Sir,
Can i have the latest 2010 SSM counter at Bayan Baru,really appreaciate if anyone can help.Thanks

tina yaz said...

hi thanks for this useful info. i've called up SSM penang and found out that there will be a 3 days counter at bayan lepas market behind sunshine square from 26 - 29 january 2010.

i will be there to renew my license.. :)

SSM penang number is 397 7793

el the man said...

Hi Tina,
Nice to know you found the info useful. All the best in your business.

Aida Redza said...

Thanks for the info. I need to know if we can get the Form A application to register business at this SSM moving counter? Tks

Aida Redza said...

Thanks for the info. I need to know if we can get the Form A application to register business at this SSM moving counter? Tks

Anonymous said...

ssm mobile counter for 2010 @Pasar Bayan Baru every 2nd and 3rd week of the month. Tuesday- thursday 9.30am- 3.30pm. @ Bgn Tuanku Syed Putra, georgetown every 3rd and 4th week of the month, wed -thursday.

Anonymous said...

el the man said...

thanks for the pdf link for the 2010 schedule!

Anonymous said...

Hi...for those who want the Mobile Counter for SSM in different states, please check the following link.

el the man said...

thanks for the sharing. seems like many people find this useful.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have 2011 schedule for the moving counter? thanks for the help.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

may i know where is the exact location for moving counter at bayan baru, is it 2nd floor of the market there? i just been there just now but i couldnt find the counter, anyone know about it? i saw a library there at 2nd floor, is it near there?

el the man said...

yes its on the 2nd floor, but slightly away from the library. Try asking one of the shops there, or the library they would point you to the location.

Anonymous said...


Thank you very much for the useful information.

Anonymous said...

Anyone has the dates for 2012?

Anonymous said...

Try this:

el the man said...

hi, thanks for the link. Yup Penang.pdf is for 2012.

Angela Navejas said...

Nice Info! This is really a nice informative blog thanks for sharing this and keep sharing.

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