Domestic helpers and foreign workers kissing and hugging at Ang Mo Kio underpass draws public concern

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Some members of the public have complained about overtly public displays of affection between some domestic helpers and migrant workers at the Ang Mo Kio MRT underpass.

According to a 45-year-old executive, Ms Liu, the underpass has turned into a “hot spot” for gatherings between foreign workers who congregate there for picnics and such every Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 7pm.

Reporters from the Chinese daily who visited the location on Sunday, 4 Mar, wrote that they spotted at least four pairs of foreign workers kissing and hugging under the underpass during the evening.

One Ang Mo Kio resident, 36-year-old housewife Anita, said that the foreign workers began gathering in the area from over one year ago and that they can be noisy, at times: “They will have lunch at the park nearby. Sometimes they can get noisy until I can hear it from my home.”

Other residents reportedly expressed concerns that the public kissing and hugging will be a bad influence on children.

Domestic helpers interviewed by the Chinese daily had a different take on the issue. An unnamed domestic helper said that the workers are simply eating and chatting and that they do not interfere with residents going about their day.

 

78 COMMENTS

  1. This is what the people vote for so suck it up. This is the PM ward so suck it up. He loves foreigners. The is one of the ward that garnered the highest votes to PAP so suck it up. This is the Singapore that most voted for… erm… can I still call this red dot Singapore? We are facing an identity crisis now.

  2. There isn’t any wrong culture brought into here by domestic helpers or workers! It’s just the freedom they are using like what locales do! They are restricted to spend time on their own since their work is so and so! Which leads over crowding on weekends in public places. It is the only possiblity they have on them. I don’t see a better solution but government shall write to employers about some basic discipline they need have, may be!

  3. Come on you constipated Singaporeans, give domestic helpers and foreign workers a break! They work hard for you during the week and are entitled to some social life. You sound like the ruling regime… cannot do this, cannot do that, rules, rules, rules and more rules! Isn’t your life regulated enough in this over regulated country!

  4. Hahaha..so strange that we have become such narrow minded people especially now when we are in this digital age. Shall everyone just buy a sex robot and just screw and do everything at home? Getting so ridiculous seeing all these “expressed concerns”. Just a thought.

  5. Is Singapore society ready to accept, don’t talk about embracing, public show of private intimacy? Sincerely, I doubt it. This is not what we want to promote as a social norm here in Singapore. What say you, the PaP Sg Government? Do something to stop this!

  6. Bullshit you have a lot teenage pregnancy there..im been there for ten yrs and i saw it myself with uniform girls and boys doing something at the play ground…holly shit you think you are so clean..

  7. Give them their freedom as long as they are not doing beyond hugging and kissing. They are also human and have feelings. They feel also what you feel. Please lets not over justified because they are just workers. Just think and put your stuation on theirs.