Selangor - One of Southeast Asia's Leading Medical Tourism Destinations

Medical tourism segmentation in the state of Selangor, Malaysia is one worth highlighting. For numerous reasons, Selangor makes an ideal destination to get holistic treatments in Southeast Asia. Medical treatments here go beyond to emphasise service quality, patients’ care, and safety procedures adhering to health and medical laws which are crucial. Here's an insight to get to know medical tourism in Selangor!

1. Selangor's Actively-Expanding Medical Tourism

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is an agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH) which holds the vision to strengthen the segmentation of medical tourism in Malaysia, including in the State of Selangor. There are 46 hospitals in the State of Selangor which is recognized by MHTC including Sunway Medical Centre, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Thomson Hospital and many more. MHTC is currently actively focusing its efforts towards establishing strong market ties in Southeast Asia (ASEAN) and the Middle East.

2. World-Class Healthcare

Avisena Specialist Hospital - Malaysia Healthcare and Medical Tourism

Avisena Specialist Hospital Image source via

Medical treatments provided by hospitals or Healthcare Centres in the State of Selangor are comparable to those of developed foreign countries, however, offered at much lower and attractive costs! In addition, medical practitioners in the State are also well-trained and highly qualified as the majority of them have undergone training in hospitals in foreign countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

3. Developed Cities & Value for Money Quality Healthcare

Columbia Asia - Medical Tourism and Healthcare in Malaysia

Columbia Asia Image source via Columbia Asia

Not only are the professional medical treatments of high quality, but they are also offered at very affordable prices and therefore, accessible to more. If viewed attentively, one would notice significant differences in medical treatment costs in comparison with many other countries. The lifestyle and living costs in Malaysia are also comparably inexpensive. Plus, many of the established healthcare centres are located in urbanised areas. So while on a medical-related trip to the Selangor, you and your family certainly do not have to worry about finding nice, convenient and affordable places to stay!

4. Hospitality Like No Other

Like many other Asian countries, Malaysians are also among the most hospitable people. For one, here is a multiracial and multilingual nation that has lived harmoniously for decades. On top of a peaceful environment, you can also expect friendly service, a pleasant and comfortable experience. In addition, communication will not be a barrier for patients seeking treatments in Selangor as English is widely spoken. Get to know the local cultures while you are visiting for medical reasons and you will find yourself discovering the unique cultural diversity of Malaysia!

5. Great Many Attractions to Discover!

ReGen Rehab Hospital - Medical Tourism Selangor Malaysia

ReGen Rehab Hospital - Malaysia's 1st Private Rehabilitation Hospital Image source via ReGen Rehab

The State of Selangor has an advantage in the medical tourism sector where not only does it have a list of world-class hospitals and Healthcare Centres, the State is also a tourist destination that offers a variety of interesting places to visit. While getting treatment in the State, you can also take your time to explore the nearby tourist attractions such as Sunway Pyramid, Sekinchan Town, National Zoo, Batu Caves, Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Sky Mirror, Malawati Hill, Mitsui Outlet Park, i-City, Jugra Hill, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and many more!

Here to provide you with an even more comprehensive look into medical tourism in Selangor, here's the launching video by Selangor Travel.


Selangor certainly has a reputation for delivering high-quality medical care. Of course, with today's advanced technology, more holistic treatments are offered in this State, including at the 46 hospitals registered with MHTC. World-class, affordable and easily-accessible medical quality are important elements in making the State of Selangor a comprehensive medical tourism destination in Southeast Asia.

*Tourists are reminded to kindly adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council in accordance with Phase 4 of Malaysia's National Recovery Plan, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing face masks at all times in public, and applying hand sanitiser regularly, for the well-being of many.

For more inspiration on your travel to Selangor, you may visit Tourism Selangor’s official website, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official Facebook #PusingSelangorDulu!

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