Why we consider Singapore for medical tourism
Medical standards in Singapore are high, with the country’s healthcare system ranking consistently among the top 10 in the word for over 2 decades. Advanced, well-equipped hospitals & clinics are standard fare across the country, with top-quality medical staff known for their expertise & ability to perform complex medical procedures. Yet, medical service in Singapore comes at a significant price discount compared to Western nations.
Singapore also offers an attractive leisure tourism experience. It has numerous attractions showcasing its exotic marine life & river safaris. Much of the architecture is spectacular, with ultramodern landscaping & designs. Singapore plays host to a number of global events – including the acclaimed Singapore Formula 1 extravaganza. As a leisure, business & medical tourism destination, Singapore has continued to grow in stature & popularity.
Why we consider Singapore for medical tourism
- Internationally-respected, well-trained physicians
- Strong affordability of medical care compared to countries in Europe & North America
- Highly-developed, sophisticated & efficient healthcare system
- Pioneering biotechnology
- Strong expertise within medical specialties
- English widely spoken
- Warm, comfortable year-round weather
- Well-developed leisure tourism
- Vibrant, multicultural environment
Information for Travelers to Singapore.
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USD 1 = Singapore dollar 1.37
Mandarin (official) 36.3%, English (official) 29.8%, Malay (official) 11.9%, Hokkien 8.1%, Tamil (official) 4.4%, Cantonese 4.1%, Teochew 3.2%, other Indian languages 1.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.1%, other 1.1%.
Medical Visa to Singapore
- The government of Singapore has introduced medical visa for foreign nationals across the world seeking specialty medical treatment in India for extended periods. A visa-on-arrival system for tourists from few selected countries has been instituted by government of Singapore, which allows foreign nationals to stay in India for 60 days for medical procedures. Maximum of two attendants who are blood relatives are permissible to accompany the patient under separate Medical Attendant visas. The validity of Medical Attendant Visa will be same as the patient Medical visa. The preliminary duration of Medical visa is up to a year or duration of the treatment, whichever is less. The visa allows maximum of 3 entries during 1 year.
Service Providers In Singapore
Raffles Hospital is the flagship of the Raffles Medical Group, a leading private healthcare chain in Singapore & South East Asia. It is a tertiary care hospital with some of the most advanced medical technology in Asia.
JCI-accredited in 2008, Raffles Hospital was the first private hospital in Singapore to partner with the Ministry of Health in a public-private partnership aimed at treating patients subsidized by government.
The facility is equipped with surgical centers, medical laboratories & 24 specialist centers in various fields such as cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics & others.
Mount Elizabeth has served the Asia-Pacific area for over 30 years as a leading medical hub, earning the trust of patients from all over the region with its strategic pairing of exceptional medical talents with advanced technology.
Staffed by a large team of dedicated professionals and a diverse mix of highly skilled-specialists, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI).
To provide patients with greater access to its wide spectrum of specialist services, Mount Elizabeth has recently established another branch in Singapore, extending its healthcare reach. Operating across both locations, Mount Elizabeth has strengthened its reputation as one of the leading hospitals in the region.
Singapore General Hospital
Singapore General Hospital (SGH) was the first hospital in Singapore – and remains the largest.. It provides affordable specialist care for patients; training for doctors and other healthcare professionals; and conducts medical research to bring better care to its patients.
A not-for-profit institution, SGH is wholly-owned by the government of Singapore – and is the flagship hospital of the public healthcare system. SGH is a member of the SingHealth cluster of healthcare institutions.
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital – located in Jurong East, Singapore – is a 700-bed private hospital. Named after the late Singaporean entrepreneur, the hospital forms part of an integrated development along with the Jurong Community Hospital. It is Singapore’s first medical facility equipped with an outpatient clinic, community hospital & acute care general hospital.
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital was commissioned with the aim of providing high-quality, affordable health care to all. The hospital undertakes service delivery in partnership with the adjacent Community Hospital, sharing services such as catering, medical records, pharmacy, digital imaging & storage facilities.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore – Asia
Located in the central business district of Lion City, the Fullerton Hotel is a 5-Star facility offering luxurious rooms, fine dining & first-class business facilities. Formerly a 1920s post office, the hotel is a national landmark.
Conveniently-situated 25 minutes’ drive from the Changi Airport, the facility houses 400 rooms, arranged over 8 floors. Amenities include a full-service spa & spa treatment, outdoor pool, nearby golfing, full breakfast daily, meeting rooms & concierge services among others. Languages spoken by staff include Chinese, English, Filipino, Japanese, Korean & Malay.
Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts & Historic Hotels of the World.
Pan Pacific Singapore - Asia
Situated in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore provides newly-renovated rooms and suites with panoramic views of the city skyline. Linked via sky-bridge to three shopping malls and Suntec City Singapore International Convention Center, the hotel is within walking distance of a wealth of iconic tourist attractions including the Art Science Museum, Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Integrated Resort.
Leisure and business travellers will enjoy a superb choice of dining & entertainment options. Pan Pacific’s amenities include 6 award-winning restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center among others. The Promenade MRT station is located within five minutes’ walking distance from the hotel, offering a convenient transport option for guests wanting to explore the city. The hotel also offers free shuttle service for local excursions.
Fairmont Singapore – Asia
Fairmont Singapore is a 5-Star luxury hotel located at the crossroads of Singapore’s business, cultural, entertainment and shopping districts. It features 778 guestrooms and suites housed within 2 26-story towers. Guests have the option of 13 separate restaurants within the hotel – and access to one of the largest spa facilities in Asia.
Other amenities include a pool, fitness center, a bar & lounge, business center & free internet. Part of Accor, the French hotel chain, the Fairmont was named Singapore’s Leading Conference Hotel in 2018 & 2019; the Best Wedding Venue in 2017 & one of the Top 5 City Hotels in Singapore in 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 among other accolades.
Fairmont Hotel is a favourite for international travellers seeking a premium, world-class leisure experience.