Booming Shadow Economy in Kuala Lumpur


Being one of the important economic hubs in the country, Kuala Lumpur has become the focal point of the informal sector due to the city’s accessibility and facilities.



As could be seen from the network of informal sectors in Kuala Lumpur, most of the informal sector entities are concentrated within the company, MRT feeder bus, and stations.



Meanwhile, the informal sector entities located within 500 meters of the schools in Kuala Lumpur has relatively few connections, indicating that the location is less likely to be a hotspot for informal businesses.





Further analysis of the informal sector in Kuala Lumpur shows that most of the entities are concentrated around the MRT stations in Damansara.



This indicates that the informal entities in Damansara are easily accessible to the public, which could boost their business.






Meanwhile, the informal sector businesses’ presence around the formal entities in Kuala Lumpur shows that they are highly concentrated within the corporate companies within 1 kilometer distance.