At a time when the number of tourists coming to Singapore has dropped and the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board is planning to launch a $20 million campaign to boost tourism, the drop in the number of medical tourists to Singapore is contributing to the problem.
This article from The Straits Times by Marissa Lee discusses the danger of Singapore losing out to neighbouring countries in the market for medical tourism. Patients currently coming here for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) could be among those who “walk” (fly).
Hormone Choice Singapore has spoken to a number of people living in neighbouring countries who currently come here for their BHRT treatment. They say that if this becomes unavailable in Singapore, they will be going to Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok.