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Kayaking, cricket and cheer as foreign workers mark International Migrants Day in S'pore

The Straits Times, Singapore, 18 December 2021 - From cricket and futsal to kayaking, migrant workers here took part in a myriad of activities on Saturday (Dec 18) to celebrate International Migrants Day.

Over the past week, dormitory operators, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and volunteer groups have been distributing care packs, organising excursions and hosting physical and online activities to mark the occasion.

This culminated in a slew of events held over the weekend.

Despite the spectre of Covid-19 still looming large, the eight migrant worker recreation centres across the island were bustling as workers took part in sports competitions, collected freebies, dug into sponsored meals and enjoyed live performances.

Safety supervisor John Peter, who lives in temporary quarters at a construction site, was all smiles as he met up with friends for the first time in more than a year at the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) recreation centre in Soon Lee Road.

"Today is International Migrants Day. It is my day and I enjoyed it with my friends," the Indian national, 30, said.

Mr Tung Yui Fai, chief of the Ministry of Manpower's Assurance, Care and Engagement Group, said the celebrations this week took about two months to plan.

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Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/kayaking-cricket-and-cheer-as-foreign-workers-celebrate-international-migrants-day-in-singapore

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