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Malaysia: A Top Spot for Medical Travellers

Unveil the reasons why Malaysia should be your medical travel destination!

By Azra Shuib | September 7th, 2023

Malaysia is one of the top visited Asian countries among a few others. Not only is it known for being a financial powerhouse and business hub in Southeast Asia, it is also known for its diverse culture, picturesque landscapes, historical sites, delectable food selections and it being a popular hotspot for medical tourism.

Since over a little more than a decade ago in 2011, Malaysia has recorded a humble number of 643,000 and continues to spike up to 1.22 million medical travellers in 2019. These numbers definitely do not lie and we’re about to reveal why. Below are the 10 reasons why Malaysia is among the most favoured country to visit in Asia:

1. World-Class Quality

Some people might have underestimated the quality delivered in the Asian countries. But did you know that in the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index, Malaysia was ranked the 1st for the Best Healthcare in World Category?

This is one of the reasons why we have medical travellers all over the world coming into Malaysia with ease of mind and leaving Malaysia feeling satisfied.


2. Easy Accessibility

Whether you will be coming from Europe, America, Africa or any other continents, there are many different flights today offering direct flights to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As soon as you land, you could be spoiled getting around the places with private limousines, trains, buses or other car services like Grab.

Should you require special attention and assistance prior to and during your travel, it is something that can be easily arranged. Catering your needs and comfort is among the top priority service.


3. Competitive Affordability

If you worry about the treatments’ costs spiking up, you should note that the costs are well monitored by the Ministry of Health using the imposed ceiling rates. No matter how much an institution would like to compete with each other and make profits, there are margins which they cannot step out of. So, don’t worry about the cost and simply appreciate your leisure travel.


4. Ease of Communication

Being a multiracial country, communication is not something you should worry about coming into Malaysia. Medical surgeons and staff working in the hospitals could be fluent in English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil and a few other languages as well. So if you need help with language, it would not be a hassle for us to find the right person to help you.


5. Global Halal Hub

It’s certainly a great news for muslim travellers - respecting and meeting your requirements in religious needs. We have had customers experience travelling to countries where sources of halal food were very limited and that was quite troublesome. Here in Malaysia, halal sources are not something that should concern you because we’ve got halal food everywhere, from street food to 5-stars restaurants, you would be able to enjoy every cuisine without worrying!


6. Travel Haven

With many natural landscapes, heritage towns, bustling city nightlife, we can assure you, visiting this country will not disappoint you. From island hopping to mosque hopping to shopping and to relish in delicious range of food, there are many activities you could expect to do while being down here.


7. World-Class Healthcare Facilities

Having the latest state-of-art technologies and devices used in most of our medical institutions, most of the facilities are internationally recognised.


8. Well-governed

Strict regulations are implied here in Malaysia. Every medical institution must present themselves in a well-regulated system and follow every guidelines that need to be put in practice. 


9. Stringent Quality and Safety Standards

By now, you will realise that all aspects and protocols must follow the standards and meet the quality that has been set by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Awarded 3 years in a row by the International medical travel Journal (IMTJ), Malaysia has exceptionally secured best place for:

2015: Medical Travel Destination of the Year
2016: Health & Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year
2017: Highly Commended: Health & Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year


10. Accredited Nationally and Internationally

Most of our medical institutions are nationally and internationally recognised and accredited namely by:

1. MSQH (Malaysian Society for Quality in Health)
2. JCI (Joint Commission International)
3. ACHS (The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards)
4. ISQuA (The International Society for Quality in Health Care)
5. RTAC (Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee)
… and more

Now now, we have listed for you more than one reason why you should pack up your bags and experience Malaysia Healthcare yourself! Feel free to reach out to us if you want to explore more.


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