Tag: Hygiene

Singapore FDWs’ personal hygiene being dictated by employers – acceptable or unreasonable?

Filipina Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Paspe Jweliah posed a question to her fellow FDWs on Facebook page FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum) on whether personal hygiene habits can be dictated by employers. Her post sparked a lengthy and slightly sarcastic discussion in which FDWs...

History: From night-soil buckets to World Toilet Day

A trip down the memory lane to a lesser known fact of life in Singapore, just over 25 years ago – the night-soil bucket system Few months back, Singapore placed its first-ever resolution before the UN's General Assembly of 193 members. Titled “Sanitation for all”,...