Health advice for Singapore
Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in South East Asia. It has a population of 5.8m and around a quarter are expatriates, who enjoy low taxation, political stability, safety and security, with good schools and English spoken widely.
Being close to the Equator, the temperature is constant, averaging around 27C year-round, with a high humidity of 80%. Health threats include the risk of Zika virus, Dengue fever (carried by mosquitos), Hand, Foot & Mouth disease and poor air quality caused by Haze.
The Healthcare System
Healthcare in Singapore is of very high quality and the standard of medical care is regarded as being one of the best in Asia. Unfortunately, healthcare is very expensive and this is reflected in the price of private medical insurance, which is a must for expatriates residing there.