Singapore’s traditional medicine sector is vibrant. minister in the prime minister’s Office, Lim Swee Say, said on Friday that imports grew 63 percent over the last five years to hit S$49 million last year.
Speaking at the inaugural Traditional Medicine Expo, Lim observed that more traditional medicine products are now produced locally and the industry here appears to be on the uptrend.
He also noted the growing popularity of complementary medicine among younger, English—educated adults, who have come to recognise the legitimacy and effectiveness of combining it with western medicine.
The expo will run till Sunday at the Suntec Convention Centre.