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Surgery in Singapore: Why consider Singapore

Singapore has a mostly Chinese population along with Malay and Indian, and a growing expatriate community.  In its long history Singapore has been a great trading place, a military centre and a naval base.  Today it is a lively city with a world-class health system which attracts international visitors for medical treatment. 

The health standards are high in Singapore and the private hospitals are equipped with top class medical equipment - some achieving international accreditation like ISO9002 and the American accreditation, JCI (Joint Commission International).  Singapore is famous for performing advanced and complex surgical procedures which from time to time have featured in world news. 

Singapore's government is helping to promote the country as a leading destination for healthcare and as well as attracting patients from nearby countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is attracting more and more patients from the US and Europe for private medical treatment at affordable prices.  As the country grows as a medical tourism destination more and more health tourism companies (which arrange a patient's treatment, accommodation, including spa vacations, and travel to Singapore) have emerged to make the process smoother for patients. 

Pre, or post-treatment, Singapore is a top destination for health tourists interested in seeking bargains and plenty of discounts can be had on top brands and electrical goods such as cameras, watches and phones.  The Orchard Road area is where the best hotels and shopping centres are located.

The languages spoken in Singapore are Mandarin Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil.  Most Singaporeans speak English and Malay is Singapore's national language.

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Reasons to choose Singapore

  • Reasons to choose Singapore
  • Well developed healthcare tourism market
  • Top quality facilities with cutting edge equipment
  • Low costs across a range of treatments
  • Modern cosmopolitan destination with colonial roots
  • Easy to reach with low cost flights from EU and US
  • Safe, spotless streets with top class transport