Sometimes the only people you need to see when you first arrive…
Tanglin Shopping Centre 04-17
19 Tanglin Road
T: (+65) 6732 3777
Leslie is a brilliant, no frills dentists. If you are looking for marble corridors and shiny new equipment do not go here. I, on the other hand, am looking for a good, honest, old fashioned dentist who is not going to charge me Paragon prices, who will tell me the truth about what I do and don’t need doing and who will look after me and my teeth.
Opening Times: 9am-4pm Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri; 9am-11.30am Wed; 9am-12pm Sat. Closed Sun
International Medical Centre Paediatric Clinic
Camden Medical Centre (#11-06)
1 Orchard Boulevard
T: (+65) 8667 4440
Dr Mark Loh is a brilliant paediatrician. No waiting time with an appointment (this sounds pretty obvious but just try going to see Y.Y.Yip at Gleneagles – having booked an appointment – and see how long it takes to get some face time) and he is great with children (kind of a pre-requisite but you’d be surprised). UK trained, he also works at KK – the best children’s hospital in S’pore.
Opening Times: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; Sat 9am-1pm
ONG KENG KOK
Tanglin Shopping Centre (#04-15A)
19 Tanglin Road
T: (+65) 6736 6736
Dr Ong is a great dentist who is careful and kind and does the best deep cleaning we have found – which involves blasting your teeth painlessly with a kind of sand – very effective.
Opening Times: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-1pm Sat
DR CAROLINE KHI
ACJ Women’s Clinic (#03-03)
Thompson Medical Centre
339 Thompson Road
T: (+65) 6353 2033
Looking for a gyne that isn’t Dr T.C Chang, who everyone else goes to? Try Dr Khi (pronounced ‘Key’) who is at Thompson and is kind, professional and no nonsense. She is also uber glam and is never seen without her Chanel suit on….whether delivering a baby, seeing patients or just going to lunch. We like. PS Totally unsubstantiated, but never see a gyne who is busy as hell. Who’s to say they’ll make it to the birth?! Both London and Singapore trained.
Opening Times: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-2pm Sat. Closed Sun
COMPANION ANIMAL SURGERY
10 Boon Teck Road
T: (+65) 6255 7950
OK, it’s slightly strange to have a listing for a vet’s on the same page as an entry for a gyne, but useful if you need it…..We like Dr Silvana at the Companion Animal Surgery, she may be slightly humourless, but she is personable, professional and not toooo expensive. Also, it’s open at weekends.
Opening Times: 8.30am-8.30pm Mon-Fri; 8.30am-5pm Sat & Sun
#B2-06/10 Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
T: (+65) 6735 4936
This is the most massive pharmacy on the whole island. If you are looking for something elusive and want to cut out the smaller and medium branches, with their varying and area dependent stock, this is the big mamma. What’s even better is that on the off chance it doesn’t have what you want, pop next door to a regular sized GUARDIAN (#B2-05) which will. Either that, or it is not for sale in Spore.
BTW: If you want a pharmacy that is open before 9am, try the GUARDIAN in Holland Village, which is open from 8am, and is almost next door to the 24 hour Cold Storage (or just go to Cold Storage). It’s just a regualr sized pharmacy though – nothing like the monolith listed above – but we were thrilled with a before 9 opening time.
Opening Times: 10am-10pm daily