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I lived, ate and worked with migrant workers for 24 hours - here's how it was like

Asia One, Singapore, 31 July 2022 - The uncertainty of securing a BTO or even a resale condo, to the anxiety of working with a renovation ID (oh, all the horror stories), and juggling the timelines so you don't have to pay additional rent.

But at the end of it all, being able to return to a cosy roof over your head after a hard day's work always makes everything seem worth the effort.

And so while everything is all well and good, have you ever stopped to think about who actually builds your homes in Singapore?

When I used to work in social services, I saw many clients who were from other countries. Of course, the most tragic stories would fill you with despair. But it wasn't so much the harshest stories that you are always stuck with, but how many people had to struggle to get by.

One of the most common profiles would go something like this:

A mother of two moved here to settle down, but later found herself divorced. Needing to support her two growing children, she worked from 6am to 4pm at KFC. She would take a quick shower before moving to Jollibean to work from 6pm to10 pm.

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Source: https://www.asiaone.com/lifestyle/i-lived-ate-and-worked-migrant-workers-24-hours-heres-how-it-was

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