Seeing Singapore through the eyes of migrant workers
13 S'poreans join 18 migrant workers on a trip to explore 'parallel paths'
Published on Mar 7, 2014 8:16 AM
Since arriving here nearly three years ago, Bangladeshi worker Hossain Imran wanted to know: "Why do Singaporeans need to send their boys to the army?"
He also wanted to find out whether locals thought workers such as himself were "good or no good".
The 23-year-old finally got his answers on Feb 16, a Sunday, when he joined a group of 31 migrant workers and Singaporeans for a photography trip to Little India, Chinatown and East Coast Park. "I like Singapore better now," he said after his first chance to talk to locals socially.
The full-day outing was part of a project by charity workers Zoe Tan, 23, and Jade Lee, 25, and sisters Aishah Hamid, 33, and Wajihah, 30.
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