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Singapore photography festival captures closer ties between locals and migrant workers

South China Morning Post, Singapore, 13 September 2019 - About 1 million migrant workers hailing from countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China live in the Lion City
  • Efforts such as the festival help bridge the gap between these workers and Singaporeans, as activists warn of surging xenophobia in the country
When Jean Ragual first started work in Singapore
11 years ago, the Filipino domestic helper felt misunderstood by Singaporeans.

On one occasion, during her first months in the Lion City, she recalled being turned away after asking for directions at a railway station.

“The auntie looked at me and asked if I was a domestic helper. I said yes, wearing my smile. She told me not to talk to her,” said Ragual, 38, a native of Mindanao.

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Source: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3027089/singapore-photography-festival-captures-closer-ties

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