When travelling abroad for Low Cost IVF, then to many people it makes sense to go somewhere that you have always wanted to visit, anyway.
Where could be better for IVF abroad than Malaysia, one of the most beautiful and varied countries in the world?
Malaysia’s beaches are rightly famous, with coral reefs, pure white sand, and crystal blue water. Often, the beaches are right at the edge of the rainforest, so many activities can be combined in a single day if you are feeling particularly energetic.
Malaysia’s cuisine, too, is fresh and exciting, and you should definitely try some of the food from the many street vendors, which is often of a superb quality, while remaining much cheaper than the alternatives at the numerous bars and restaurants.
Malaysia manages to be thoroughly modern, while maintaining its ancient traditions. Rainforests and jungles are in surprising proximity to the contemporary cosmopolitan cities, which in themselves are in many ways a mish-mash of different cultures that co-exist peacefully, with Buddhist temples, Muslim Mosques and the more familiar trappings of Global Capitalism and Consumerism.
Many bargains are to be found in Malaysia, and IVF is no exception. You can generally expect to be paying less than half price for most fertility treatments, and sometimes you may find yourself paying as little as a third of the cost, compared to US and UK prices.
Malaysia has a good reputation for many types of medical treatments, and now has some of the best IVF clinics in South East Asia. The lower price tag for fertility treatment in Malaysia should not lead you to think that the quality will be less. The cheaper price is because of the lower cost of living in Malaysia, and the lower costs of infrastructure. In fact Malaysia has many extremely skilled fertility specialists and very reputable IVF clinics.
As always, if you are organising IVF treatment in Malaysia by yourself, you should make sure that you have done a reasonable amount of research. Otherwise, the best way to organise your IVF is through an agent or referral service, as they will have vetted the IVF Clinics for you.
Currency: Ringgits (MYR)
Language(s): Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese
Population: 28,859,154 (source: World Bank)
Visa Requirements: Three month visa available on arrival for most Western countries.
Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
Area: 329,800 km²
Dialling Code: 60
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Major Airports: Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +8