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Singapore, Thailand, Philippines top Asian expat destinations

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Expat resource website InterNations has revealed the best – and worst – places for expats globally. Their annual “Expat Insider” study aims to rank...
Manila’s tale of two cities: Where rich and poor coexist

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When Marc walks out of his Makati neighborhood, a cramped warren of squat slum dwellings in West Rembo, the view he sees could not...
Sound victory for Singapore’s ruling party

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It was the 12th time in a row that the People's Action Party (PAP) won the Singapore's general elections, but this time it came...
Asia braces for “grey tsunami” amid huge demographic shift

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Asia is on the way to become the “oldest” continent in just a few decades, with the number of people aged over 65 expected...
Five tools good doctors use to communicate with patients

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Doctor-patient miscommunication is the most common cause of complaints and failure of communication is an important cause of medical errors. But empathy is another...
Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

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Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 million foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a...
Cambodia aims at becoming hub for dental tourism

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Being aware that medical tourism is a success story in Southeast Asia, Cambodia has embarked on a particular segment of this business: Dental care....
ASEAN Economic Community: Which professions can move freely?

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Expectations are high among workers living in one of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. With the advent...
Infographic: The rise of plastic surgery in the age of the selfie

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Plastic surgery is one of the most popular procedures people seek when visiting East and Southeast Asian countries as medical tourists. South Korea and...
Malaysia’s Prince Court Medical Center wins major international award

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Malaysia's Prince Court Medical Center is again named the hospital that best provides medical tourists with outstanding care beyond standard clinical protocols and excellent...
Singapore tops in global healthcare efficiency ranking: Survey

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Singapore came out tops in a global healthcare efficiency ranking, beating previous incumbent Hong Kong to first place as the Singapore government continues to...
Vietnam: Huge progress in expanding social health insurance, says World Bank

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Vietnam has made great strides in expanding social health insurance, now covering more than half of its population, but reforms, such as providing premium...
Indonesia’s Lippo Group to invest up to $5 billion in Southeast Asia expansion

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Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group is looking to invest up to $5 billion in healthcare, food retailing and telecoms mainly in the Philippines, Vietnam and...
The Philippines’ most competitive city is…

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Makati City emerged as the Philippines' most competitive city, based on a index that ranked cities in terms of economic dynamism, infrastructure and government...
Malaysia seeks to boost outsourcing business

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Malaysia’s outsourcing industry achieved a higher overall revenue of $490 million last year as compared to $385 million in 2012 from overseas outsourcing opportunities...
Myanmar pharma sector expected to grow 10-15%

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Myanmar's pharmaceutical industry is expected to rev up 10-15 per cent a year thanks to the government's increasing spending on healthcare. The Myanmar Pharmaceutical and...
Brunei opens door to Filipino health professionals

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The Philippines has signed an agreement with Brunei Darussalam allowing Filipino doctors and other medical professionals to practice there "for short-term periods." The memorandum of...
Singapore rises to 4th priciest city in the world for expatriates

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Singapore is now the fourth most expensive city in the world for expatriates and the second most expensive in Asia, according to the latest...