Singapore Translation Services

What Should I look for when Choosing a Translation Service in Singapore?

Choosing the right translation service in Singapore is often a tricky task, especially if you care about quality and price. There are many language service providers to choose from and often its difficult to determine which agency suits your needs best. Do you need a fully managed translation service? Or just a simple 1 page document translated at a competitive rate and within a reasonable timeframe?

Which Translation Company?

There are a growing number of translation companies providing translation services in Singapore, and it’s difficult to know which out of all the translation companies in Singapore is the right one for your organisation. You obviously want to tick all the boxes: translation quality, turnaround time, and of course, competitive pricing. Asia Translate safely places translation quality on top of the list, whether it’s for a Singapore-based company, individual or overseas company. Regardless of how cheap a translation may be, it’s truly worthless if it’s going to cause you to lose your reputation. And believe us it does happen. This is particularly true in Singapore, where you probably won’t have the luxury of undoing a bad translation once it’s been received by your Singaporean business associate or partner, especially because companies in Singapore demand high quality. It's a strong probability that you'll be unaware that your message has not been conveyed the way you intended it to be.

Singapore Translation Service Offerings

We believe that it’s imperative when buying a translation service in Singapore that you do not make a decision solely on price. This is a risk we believe is not worth taking. Of course, you need a competitive quotation but it's best to stack up all the offerings (preferably listed according to your priorities) against reputable competition. It’s always advisable to look at the market rates, client list, quality metrics and other important factors when making your final decision in buying a translation service in Singapore. Here are a few important questions you may wish to ask: does the service include quality control checks? Does the translation company follow any quality guidelines? Will the translation be independently proofread and edited by a third party translator? Are your materials (if translated to Simplified/Mandarin Chinese) to be used in Singapore? Is a translation guarantee in place should something go wrong?

Why we prefer to use Chinese Translators based in Singapore

Chinese translation is one language where there are now an abundance of translation companies and independent translators offering translation services. We often receive local requests within Singapore for Mandarin Chinese and frequently this is to be used within Singapore itself. Although our mainland Chinese translators are more than capable and have a superb command of English, our Singaporean translators generally possess a native standard of English and Chinse, in other words they're truly bilingual. This is why we now accommodate requests for Singaporean translators for both Chinese and Malay. However, speaking fluent English is just one of the prerequisites for a high quality Singaporean translator; professional experience and a proven track record are the other essential factors.

What Asia Translate Does Best

Asia Translate is a specialist Asian language provider and it’s why we’re more likely to offer you a comprehensive Asian language service than most of our generic competitors. We offer a competitive package and represent great all round value, but it’s unlikely that we are the cheapest. Firstly, we specialise only in Asian languages – which means that we have daily access to our translators, unlike generic companies, and we continue to develop and build very strong relationships with our Asian translators. It means that we can ask for special requests; such as meeting very tight deadline or minor DTP work without additional charges. We’re also able to immediately identify which translator will be most suitable for your project, whether it’s for document translation services, legal translation services, website localization services, medical translation services, marketing and pr translation services, financial services or any other translation services.

Native Translators

We only use native (mother tongue) translators – it’s critical to the success of any translation. It's important for the success of any translation project.

High Quality Singapore Translation

Translation for the Singapore market requires the same preparation and checks as all other markets. We always ask our customers to inform us of the subject matter, purpose and intended target audience. This enables us to relay as much info as possible to the translator so that he/she can style the translation appropriately and make the transition from the source language to the target language as seamless as possible. We might ask you if you would like to convey a young upbeat marketing message with a touch of Singlish or a serious business tone? These are just few questions that you might expect to be hearing as we need to be clear on your needs. It's just a small part of the preparation in making your translation successful.


We always handle your documents in the strictest confidentiality and with privacy throughout the entire translation process.

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