Under the Needle

An expat recalls his experience with Botox injections in HCMC James, 33, splits his time between New York, London and Saigon. Having had Botox a couple of times in New York and been thrilled with the results – “I couldn’t stop looking in the mirror” – he found the expenditure a drain on the wallet. And so … Read more

Healthcare Destinations

Here is a list of notable health care destinations in Southeast Asia. Some of these countries are leading the world in medical tourism, while others are just entering the market. Regardless, the region as a whole stands to build a strong and sustainable industry around healthcare Thailand The Land of Smiles has been one of the most successful countries in … Read more

Sun, Saigon… and Surgery?

The state of medical tourism in Vietnam Vietnam has one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies and has set its sights on becoming a developed nation by 2020. Tourism has increased at a steadily impressive rate over  the last 10 years. In 2010, Vietnam welcomed nearly four million international tourists. Most visitors come from China, with … Read more