Dr. Susan Lim is originally from Singapore, which is one of the most highly developed nations in the world. Singapore is an island nation off the coast of the Malay Peninsula that is made up of over sixty-three islands. Singapore has been known as one of the four “Asian Tigers”–four countries which have exemplary economies showing strong growth. Singapore has been able to maintain success even in the midst of a global crisis because it is one of the leading financial centres in the world, as well as one of the five busiest ports in the world. This has all contributed to raise the average wealth, with Singapore having the third highest per capita income in the world. Over five million people call this highly modernized nation home. Singapore has become an epicenter of the healthcare and medical industries, with some of the world’s most advanced surgery centers and hospitals. Dr. Susan Lim works within this environment as a surgeon.