Tag: migrants

Longkang fishing, anyone?

The four men down at the Ulu Pandan canal would have gotten passersby amused. It was an unusual sight, especially within the concrete jungle of Singapore. The men were fishing - not with a net, or a hook - but a bedsheet they retrieved from...

Why Filipinos have become the punching bag

The case of the hate-filled blog which listed out how Filipinos should be treated because they cause overcrowding and steal the jobs of Singaporeans has forced the Philippine Embassy to make a police report. It looks like the Filipinos are a favourite punching bag of...

The invisible Myanmarese in Singapore

By Sunny Tan The average Singaporean might be surprised to find out that there are Myanmarese people in Singapore, 150,000 strong, who want to go back to their own country after working here. They will wonder why the Myanmarese prefer to live in their own country,...

Stuck in Little India

He stretches out his hand and drops the little black button, no larger than a shirt button, into the plastic bowl. The shop owner hastily shoves a packet of food into his hands. Pomiah Chandran Suresh has often frequented the soup kitchen at Dunlop...