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Singapore Campus

Singapore Campus

ESASO’s successful launch in Lugano led to the concept of ESASO Asia, where education is conceptualised and tailored for the Asian ophthalmologists.

Auditorium & Wet Lab Facility

State-of-the-art lecture facilities with internet and network connections, specialised console tables that can be converted to wet lab workstations.

Student Accommodation

Comfortable 4-star hotel rooms with dining facilities for students, 5 minutes from ESASO Asia Campus.


Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard,
248649 Singapore.

T +65 (0)6738 2000
F +65 (0)6738 2111


Singapore was chosen as the venue for the new campus because of its status as the “Switzerland of Asia”, with a well-developed academic system, a central location, good infrastructure and facilities, and political and social stability. The Asian Campus is located at one of Singapore’s most prestigious private medical establishments: the Camden Medical Center, on Orchard Road in the heart of the city.

It features state-of-the-art lecture facilities with internet and network connections, as well as specialised console tables that can be converted into wetlab workstations. The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Adrian Koh as Executive Director Asia.

By end of 2017, ESASO Asia had successfully conducted 14 modules in Medical & Surgical Retina, Uveitis and Glaucoma, as well as a workshop on OCT. The modules had seen participation by 714 ophthalmologists from 31 countries. Besides the programs conducted in our Singapore campus, ESASO Asia had also conducted modules in Shanghai; Beijing, P.R. China and in Hanoi, Vietnam.
ESASO Asia is proud to list a panel of distinguished international faculty as featured in our list of faculty.


About Singapore

Singapore (新加坡), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 km) north of the equator, at the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia.

While the earliest known historical records of Singapore are shrouded in time, a third century Chinese account describes it as “Pu-luo-chung”, or the “island at the end of a peninsula”. Later, the city was known as Temasek, Javanese for “Sea Town”, when the first settlements were established from AD 1298-1299, becoming an important port for the Sumatran Srivijaya kingdom.

During the 14th century, this small but strategically-located island earned a new name. According to legend, Srivijayan prince Sang Nila Utama landed on the island and, catching sight of a strange creature that he thought was a lion, decided to found a new city he called Singapura, Sanskrit for Lion City. Alas, there have never been any lions anywhere near Singapore (until the Singapore Zoo opened) or elsewhere on Malaya in historical times, so the mysterious beast was more probably a Malayan tiger.

Modern Singapore was founded in the 19th century, thanks to politics, trade and a man known as Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. During this time, the British empire was eyeing a port of call in this region to base its merchant fleet, and to forestall any advance made by the Dutch. Recognising the immense potential of the swamp-covered island, Raffles, then the Lieutenant-Governor of Bencoolen (now Bengkulu) in Sumatra, helped negotiate a treaty with the local rulers and established Singapore as a trading station. The city quickly grew as an entrepot trade hub, attracting immigrants from China, India, the Malay Archipelago and beyond.

Singapore’s territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 km2). With a population size of over 5.5 million people it is a very crowded city. However, unlike many other densely populated countries, Singapore – with more than 50% of its area covered by greenery and with over 50 major parks and 4 nature reserves – is an enchanting garden city.

Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for a lot of reasons. One of which is the less stringent entry requirements.

Singapore ranks 5th on the UN Human Development Index and the 3rd highest GDP per capita. It is ranked highly in education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety, and housing.

There are four official languages: English (common and first language), Malay, Mandarin, Tamil; almost all Singaporeans are bilingual.