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Since the 15th century, when Malacca was a vital world trading port, Malaysia has become a multicultural land of extreme contrasts. With very friendly people and first-world infrastructure, Malaysia has become a destination that combines the excitement of Asia with a relaxed lifestyle.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometres (127,350 sq mi). It is separated by the South China Sea into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo (also known as West and East Malaysia respectively). Malaysia has a population of circa 28,000,000 people comprising 50.4% Malay, 24.7% Chinese, 7.1% Indian, 11% Bumiputra and 7.8% Others. 80% of the population live on the Malay Peninsula, where the largest city is Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian government places importance on the expansion and development of public health care, and there is a fast growing private sector driven by local demand and medical tourism.
Professions: Medical Practitioners
Seniority: Registrar and Consultants
Latitudes is expanding its client base in this region, and surrounding regions of China and India, which are fast developing first class medical systems.
The Health System in Malaysia is first class and focuses on Research, Education and Service, to provide the best outcomes for both clinicians and patients. Medical Tourism is also a very important industry in Malaysia, as it is through many parts of Asia.
Malay, or Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. English is the second language, widely spoken, and is taught in schools. Other Languages spoken are Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Cantonese, Khek, etc), Tamil, Thai and others.
The lifestyle here is progressively becoming more and more modern with great exposure to the western culture. In Kuala Lumpur in particular, the way of life does not stray too far away from what is happening in the Western world now.
Malaysia is the meeting point of many diverse cultures, followed by people from various parts of the world. Malaysia truly is a melting pot of diversity and beauty. It boasts beautiful beaches and ancient, unsullied landscapes – but also rapidly growing cities with cutting edge architecture and world leading shopping facilities. Despite their many different backgrounds, Malaysians live in harmony.
The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Islam is the official religion of the country, however Malaysia is very tolerant and other religions are widely practised.
Working here - Obtaining Professional Registration, Visas
For information about working as a doctor in Malaysia and the requirements for professional registration and immigration, please contact our Singapore Head Office to discuss your specific requirements. You may also wish to visit the website of the Malaysian Medical Council to determine your eligibility to obtain professional registration in Malaysia.