The Wellness Industry Should Do Well in Penang

By Louise Goss-Custard

April 2020 FEATURE
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Sunalini Yoga Retreat at Tiger Rock, Pangkor Island.
THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY globally is booming. As evidence mounts surrounding the different ways in which lifestyle affects health, more people are looking at diet, exercise and stress reduction to maintain their physical and mental health, and their quality of life. Where there is a trend, there is usually a market opportunity, and the industry association Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has estimated wellness to be worth 5% of global economic output. The industry includes everything from spas and healthy eating to...

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Louise Goss-Custard

is editor of the Penang Free Sheet (, co-organiser of Open Studios Penang, and a keen flautist who plays with Penang’s best Irish band, the DramBand (www.facebook. com/DramBandPenang) and several local orchestras.