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HEALTHCARE IN MALAYSIA

Mya Care Guest Blogger 16 Sep 2020
HEALTHCARE IN MALAYSIA

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Updated 29th September 2021

This article is continuously updated.

Truly stunning holiday resorts, world-class expertise and cutting-edge medical facilities make Malaysia really stand out as a location for travelers who are ready to take charge of their health and want to completely renew their outlook on life. Below we have highlighted some compelling reasons why you may want to consider Malaysia for healthcare.

COVID NOTICE: Travel to Malaysia has been greatly restricted due to pandemic precautions. See 5 Facts Tourists Need To Know About Healthcare in Malaysia for more information on covid travel restrictions and requirements.

1. World-Class Healthcare

The healthcare practitioners are trained well, the service they offer is efficient, the healthcare system is friendly and the majority of hospitals are both clean and have staff that are fluent in English, being very welcoming toward tourists from all over the world. The government continues to strive for healthcare improvement year after year and as a result, the life expectancy rate is very high for the Malay people[1]. Taking all this into consideration, it’s not very surprising that healthcare in Malaysia is held in such high esteem by international health boards.

2. Specialized Healthcare in Malaysia is Right At Your Fingertips

Malaysia has a wide variety of hospitals, 13 of which have obtained JCI accreditation, with staff trained specifically in the US, UK and Australia. You can generally find a specialist in every field of medicine, however Malaysia is well known for the following[3]:

Healthcare in Malaysia is also a diverse coming together of multiple cultures, including that of Malay, Chinese and Indian origin. Traditional medicine is a bigger business there than allopathic medicine and this unique blend of traditions allows you to find alternative practitioners from all these localities in one place.[4]

3. Malaysia is One of the Most Beautiful Places on the Planet

If you fancy nature, then booking a trip to Malaysia is something you may as well add to your bucket list right now! From the lushest tropical forests to some of the most beautiful oceanic paradise getaways, you’ll be continuously blown away by the beauty that this country’s natural scenery embodies.

Malaysia consists of two main bodies of land as well as approximately 100 isolated islands, some of which have resorts you can stay at while renewing your soul! Home to some of the rarest animals in the world too, Malaysia lends itself to protecting endangered proboscis monkeys, turtles, orangutans and pygmy elephants in it’s plentiful nature reserves[5]. In many cities, one can take a cable car and experience the forest from up above or go walking through them on well-trodden paths from below.

For those who love hot springs and mud bathing, there are literal mud volcanoes that combine both of these activities into one! The island home to these volcanoes is known as Pulau Tiga and is actually where the set of Survivor was originally filmed at — just for all you die-hard Survivor fans out there! There are plenty of caves one can explore too that often double up as historic sites with ancient ruins littering the scene.

In terms of the beach, you will never see water so luminous and enchanting as it is in Malaysia. Just off the coast, ferries continuously move back and forth to showcase the beauty of their surrounding marine life and scuba diving through the coral reefs is a common love affair for ocean-crazy tourists.

For dare-devils and adventure seekers, Malaysia offers the opportunity to hike it’s tallest mountain (Mount Kinabalu). At the highest point, the view is breathtaking with snow and clouds surrounding you as though you were one of the gods upon Mount Olympus!

4. Speed Up Your Recovery Time by Rejuvenating at some of the World’s Best Spas

If you like the idea of Malaysia’s gorgeous natural setting, then just wait till you see the Spa’s they have there![6] Imagine relaxing in some of the most awe-inspiring tropical getaways while overlooking endless jungle or ocean? Many people have received great success recovering from operations just by booking into any one of Malaysia’s fantastical resorts, relieving all their troubles through massages and good food. Tropical fruit and fish are mainstay foods that many of these places offer, which are rich in antioxidants that can help improve your overall health and well-being too.

Even just walking around the tropical jungles and forests that litter Malaysia’s landscape can count as an invaluable Japanese Spa treatment known as either ‘Shinrin-Yoku’ or ‘forest bathing.’ Just being back in nature, particularly surrounded by thick densities of green trees, can impart substantial health benefits, such as boosting your mood, relaxing you and even rejuvenating your immune system![7]

5. Get a Fresh Perspective By Experiencing a Blend of Ancient Cultures

Malaysia boasts a very large variety of cultural experiences, festivals and architecture; being the unique blend of Malay, Indian and Chinese cultures that it is.

Some parts of Malaysia also display interesting cultural blends with European influences, such as Malacca which was formerly colonized by Portugal. Brightly painted buildings litter the streets with a few old-style churches still in tact from centuries ago. Malacca is known as the historic state and has multiple museums, galleries and ancient heritage sites for travelers to explore[8] — a must see if you are visiting the country!

Furthermore, don’t miss out the opportunity to be apart of any of the lively festivals held annually in Malaysia. Here are some examples of the festivals[9] and just how diverse the culture in the area is:

  • Tadau Ka’amatan Harvest Festival: A native festival held in Kadazan-Dusun, Sabah, that thanks the holy spirit ‘Bambaazon’ for bountiful rice harvests. Colorful ethnic dance performances, traditional sports like arm-wrestling and of course, rice wine, is commonly seated at the heart of the festivities.
  • Chinese New Year — Just as in China, Chinese New Year is a big deal in Malaysia, particularly in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. A red dress code (signaling prosperity), bright lights, lion and dragon dance performances and much fun can be experienced all round as the locals seek out their blessings from the God of Prosperity and set their resolutions for the year to come.
  • The Dragon Boat Festival — Every December, more than 40 competitors from all over the globe compete in a massive boat race, at the Teluk Bahang dam near Georgetown. All the boats resemble the bodies of brightly colored oriental dragons! Local delicacies, the sound of drums and the cheer of the locals can be truly experienced through this festival which is always a memorable experience for those who attend.

Healthcare Providers in Malaysia

Manipal Hospital Klang (MHK)

Manipal Hospital Klang is is equipped with all tertiary care specialists, focusing on delivering quality and affordable healthcare facilities with highly experienced doctors from around the globe under one roof.

ParkCity Medical Centre

ParkCity Medical Centre is a 300-bed, state-of-the-art multidisciplinary private hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, offering award-winning private healthcare in a glorious natural environment.

Ara Damansara Medical Centre

Find some of the best ENT, cancer oncology, and gastroenterology doctors in Malaysia at Ara Damansara Medical Centre. This 220-bed hospital offers a range of multi-disciplinary and comprehensive medical services.

Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur comprises of a 372-bed, tertiary care hospital and a MOB Specialist Clinics building which accommodates the more than 197 specialist consulting suites.

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre Malaysia specializes in medical aesthetic treatments, anti-aging medicine, cosmetic surgeries, dental aesthetics and hair transplants.

Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC)

Subang Jaya Medical Centre’s (SJMC) mission is to provide the best healthcare services in Malaysia. SJMC has a staff of the best healthcare and Medical professionals.

Prince Court Medical Centre

Prince Court Medical Centre provides comprehensive medical care across a range of specialties including cancer/oncology, physiotherapy rehabilitation and many more. It is one of  best health & wellness centers located in Malaysia.

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Source:

  • [1] https://www.google.com/url sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&ved=2ahUKEwiT2sDH0azkAhWdTBUIHd0nDS0QFjALegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fapps.who.int%2Firis%2Frest%2Fbitstreams%2F1077991%2Fretrieve&usg=AOvVaw2fn-ilQ8LaxeoW4pKP7CsP
  • [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5420318/
  • [3] http://www.crc.gov.my/nhsi/wp-content/uploads/document/Distribuation_of_Clinical_Specialist_in_Malaysia.pdf
  • [4] https://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Jh2943e/9.9.html
  • [5] https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-national-parks-in-malaysia/
  • [6] http://www.smarttravelasia.com/MalaysiaSpas.htm
  • [7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5580555/
  • [8] https://www.thecrazytourist.com/top-25-things-to-do-in-malaysia/
  • [9] https://traveltriangle.com/blog/festivals-in-malaysia/
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