Foreign Immigrants: FOREIGN WORKERS
Indeed a multi-racial society
Singapore is home to 577,000 foreign workers (Straits Times article, April 18 2009), making her one of the countries with the highest percentage of migrants in the labor force.
These foreign workers, usually unskilled, contribute to the manufacturing and construction sectors in Singapore.
They mostly come from Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Thailand. China foreign workers are becoming increasingly common in service sectors such as the F&B sector.
[All photographs below are taken by our team members.]
Most foreign workers live in dormitories
|All the houses on this street are occupied by foreign workers.||Back Alley||Usually one dormitory is shared by many foreign workers.|
Better life and work conditions in Singapore?
Under law, employers have to provide accomodation off or on site for their foreign employees. Electricity and water are readily available.
To and from work everyday.
Foreign workers in Singapore are protected under the Singapore's labour statutes and regulations.
Medical and insurance coverage provided.
To acquire a skill and formal certification of competence in a trade.