Selangor is One of The Leading Medical Tourism Destinations in Southeast Asia Offering Holistic Treatments

It is undeniable, Selangor’s medical tourism segmentation is one worth highlighting

There are numerous reasons why the State of Selangor is an ideal destination for medical tourism, not only in Malaysia but also in Southeast Asia. In addition, medical treatments in the State of Selangor emphasize on service quality and patients’ care, as well on safety procedures and health and medical laws which are crucial in this segmentation. Continue reading this article to know more about medical tourism in Selangor!


1)      Actively-expanding Medical Tourism

The Malaysia Healthcare Tourism 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 are 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

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 majority of them having undergone training in hospitals in foreign countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.


3)      Value for Money

Not only the medical treatments are high quality, they are also offered at very affordable prices. If viewed attentively, most countries offer very high medical treatment costs. Due to the affordable cost of treatment in Selangor, your family and you may visit nearby tourist attractions on your medical-related travel to the State.


4)      Get to Know Local Cultures

Like many other Asian countries, Malaysians are also among the most hospitable people. Friendly service and a peaceful environment make treatments at any hospitals or Healthcare Centres more pleasant and enjoyable. In addition, the language difference is not a barrier for patients seeking treatments in the State of Selangor as English is widely-practiced. Not only that, patients may also discover the uniqueness of cultural diversity in the State of Selangor.


5)      Great Attractions to Visit

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 tourism 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!

Credit: Selangor’s Medical Tourism Video Launching Artwork by Tourism Selangor

Credit: Avisena Specialist Hospital by

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Credit: Sunway Medical Centre by What’s New Jakarta


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.


However, tourists are reminded to kindly-adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council in accordance to Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan, such as ensuring social distancing, wearing face mask at all times in public, and applying hand sanitizer regularly, for the well-being of many.


You may log on to Tourism Selangor’s official website, for inspiration on your travel to Selangor, or follow Tourism Selangor’s official social media accounts; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Tourism Selangor's YouTube channel to stay inspired! #PusingSelangorDulu!

About Tourism Selangor

Tourism Selangor is Selangor State’s Official Tourism Promotion Agency established to increase the number of local and international tourists to Selangor by enhancing and developing the known as well as the undiscovered beauty of the State. Many initiatives are taken to achieve this such as organizing local and international campaigns, events, overseas tourism trade missions, local roadshows and many more. 

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