Malaysia’s hospitals attract patients from distant shores. (Photo: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images )
Tourists are increasingly flocking to Malaysia and sun, but to visit the area’s hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices. With the modern ease of traveling internationally, individuals can become “medical tourists,” seeking treatments of better quality and at lower costs by traveling to other countries. Malaysia’s own government supports its image as a medical tourism destination. According to Health-Tourism. com, cosmetic and medical procedures in Malaysia can cost 25 to 90 percent less than in the United Kingdom.