Caution to fellow people near pasir ris and Tampines. Some grass trimming staff left / dropped a gardening scissors on road... Result is that my car fuel tank is permanently damaged. We barely survived the risk of fire since fuel leaked Too fast and finally, car will b in garage for a month.Read More »
Tag Archives: foreign workers
FOREIGNERS INVADING OUR HISTORICAL GEYLANG SERAI AREA!
I have been living in Geylang Serai for the last 27 years and have seen the area undergone several aesthetical changes with no substance or historical value at all. The old Geylang Serai Malay Village was 1 such example. But these days, it has become very annoying and a nuisance to see hordes of Indon maids and their Bangla boyfriends picnicking out in the last of our open fields and also the walkways on every Sunday and PH without fail. We Singaporeans are already very cramped for space and do not have much places for leisure, now we have to face this s**t as well. Moreover, these foreigners are here to work and not cuddle in each others arm or to make out.Read More »
FOREIGN WORKERS HELP PUSH BROKEN DOWN CAR WHILE IMPATIENT DRIVERS HONK FROM BEHIND
From out of nowhere and without hesitation, a bunch of workers sprinted over to help Jon push aside a car that had broken down in front of us. A good 10 cars piled up behind us and not a single person came to help, but instead honked at us. So quit this xenophobia rubbish about transient workers because they deserve so much more credit.Read More »
INHUMANE TREATMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS: HUNDREDS CRAMMED IN MAKESHIFT CONTAINER DORMS
I saw this post from Migrant Workers' Centre Facebook page on the raid of an illegal foreign workers dormitory. I want to bring this out as it was not reported on Straits Times or Channel News Asia. I was shocked by it because I can't imagine such large-scale organised illegal activity happening in Singapore. One of the photos says that at there are a hundred workers staying at that facilities.Read More »
TEO SER LUCK: MIGRANT WORKERS PREFER TO SLEEP WITHOUT MATTRESS BECAUSE IT IS MORE COMFY
When Teo Ser Luck visited their sparsely furnished sleeping quarters, he said: "Quite comfy! I learnt that some workers prefer to sleep without a mattress as they are used to it back in their home country. They find it more comfortable and cooler too!" We can't help but wonder when he tried to lie on their bed - which is nothing more than a wooden plank - did he find it comfortable? Or does he sleep on an expensive pocketed coil mattress with luxurious silk bedsheets back at home? Is this another case of Ministers living up in their ivory tower where they think that the poor elderly folks on the street collecting cardboard boxes do it as a form of exercise?Read More »
FOREIGN WORKER WITHOUT SAFETY HARNESS, SAFETY AS LAST PRIORITY?
I walked pass a construction site in Serangoon and saw workers working dangerously at the top of the building. They were working at heights without any safety harness. One accidental slip and they would have fallen off the three storey structure. This construction firm is Euro Builders. Really is a black sheep of the Construction industry! Placing workers' safety last!Read More »
ARE FOREIGN WORKERS’ LIVES REALLY BECOMING BETTER?
It states that “Urging authorities to look into the payment of recruitment fees, he says new migrant workers have to pay almost S$16,000 to come to Singapore for work, compared with the S$7,000 he paid when he first came here”. This may highlight that things may have gotten worse for some foreign workers, as it may literally mean that they have to work for free for more than a year to pay off the recruitment fees, which have increased by 129 per cent in this instance ($16,000 divided by $7,000).Read More »
COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY?
In 2007, his wife discovered that she had breast cancer, and her medical treatment, which cost about S$14,000, put a financial strain on the family. Five years later, Mr Muthusamy himself had to undergo bypass surgery — and it was then that he decided to give up his Singapore citizenship after 38 years. The whole family reluctantly moved back to their village in Alangottai and relied on his Central Provident Fund savings to get by.”Read More »
ROWDY FOREIGN WORKERS HARASSED LOCAL INDIAN WOMEN AT EAST COAST BBQ
While most families were out celebrating their Deepavali holiday yesterday, one unfortunate reader and her friends and family were harassed by a group of rowdy foreign workers while they were barbecuing at East Coast Park. One of the drunk Indian workers even approached the local women and demanded food, drinks and even beer. Although the women gave food and drinks to avoid any trouble, the workers turned aggressive when the women told the workers that they had no beer. It took the arrival of the Singapore Police Force to defuse the situation.Read More »
GOVT’S LAX ATTITUDE TO PRC CYCLISTS AT WOODLANDS CRESCENT IS DISAPPOINTING
Are we changing our environment to accommodate foreign workers' habits? The location where the pictures are taken is a hot spot for cyclist (foreign workers) along woodlands crescent every morning and evening. A video was being uploaded recently. The recent widening of the bus stop waiting area seem to be passing the wrong signal to the cyclists that it is permissible to cycle on footpath which is not even allowed in the first place. Being a resident of this area, I am very sure that at least 50% of the cyclist are PRC, the rest being made up of other nationalities with only a small fraction of locals.Read More »