As the number of tourists visiting Singapore rises on a yearly basis, the wellness industry has become one of the most sought by foreign investors. Among its branches, the spa industry is currently one of the most successful, being evaluated at 140 million SGD on an annual basis. According to statistics, there is a large number of spas running in Singapore at the moment and the market has not reached saturation yet.
If you are interested in setting up a spa in Singapore, our local specialist in company formation can assist you.
The first step to open a spa in Singapore is to go through the company registration procedure and our experts can help you with the preparation of the documentation required. One of the most important stages of establishing a spa in Singapore is the licensing one. Spas require special permits and also imply a certain structure for the premises used to carry out the activities. There are two types of permits one can apply for under the Massage Establishment Act: a Category 1 and Category 2 license. While the Category 1 permit allows a spa to operate within residential areas, such as neighborhoods, hotels or commercial centers, the Category 2 license is destined to spas operating in non-residential areas.
Any individual applying for a massage establishment license must:
The massage establishment license is granted for the following types of activities:
The company applying for a license to operate a wellness center in Singapore is subject to all of the following conditions:
With respect to the employees, at least 80% of them must have one of the following accreditations:
Our consultants in company registration in Singapore can provide you with more information about the accreditations one needs to obtain in order to set up a spa.
The following documents are required when opening a spa in Singapore:
For complete information about legislation applicable to wellness centers and spas, do not hesitate to contact our representatives .