Breaking bread with migrant workers

Workers from a chicken farm in the Lim Chu Kang area tucking into traditional Myanmar and Karen fare such as beef curry and braised eel, provided by Karen Baptist Church members.
Workers from a chicken farm in the Lim Chu Kang area tucking into traditional Myanmar and Karen fare such as beef curry and braised eel, provided by Karen Baptist Church members.ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM

Karen Baptist Church Singapore is the only church here formed by Karen Christians from Myanmar. The Karen, an ethnic group mostly from Myanmar's south, have faced much persecution in their own country. Led by their pastor, church members have taken on the responsibility of meeting the needs of the Karen migrant workers on Singapore's shores. This Christmas, The Straits Times takes a look at their outreach efforts.

Gathering place for the Karen

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2015, with the headline 'Breaking bread with migrant workers'. Print Edition | Subscribe