Affordability and island vacation drive Penang’s medical tourism sector

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GEORGETOWN, Penang: At first sight, Mr Craig Fletcher could be mistaken for any tourist.

However, sightseeing is not the main item on his agenda. The Australian was travelling with his two young children to accompany his wife for an aesthetic procedure in Penang.

“Aesthetic procedures can be costly in our home country so we opted to come to Penang as the cost is 30 to 40 per cent lower than back in Perth. Besides, this procedure is not covered by our insurance,” he told CNA.

He and his family had visited Penang for a holiday several years ago and enjoyed the experience.

Mr Fletcher noted that Penang is not too far from Perth and has similar weather. Coupled with nice beaches, friendly people, great food, good hotels, and affordable medical facilities, Penang was an easy choice, he added.

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