Migrant love: Foreign workers, maids in Singapore overcome odds to find love and marriage

Despite objections and obstacles, many foreign workers and domestic helpers in Singapore still find their way to love and marriage.

It was not love at first sight for Filipina Elena and Bangladeshi Alim when they first met on a Sunday afternoon at Toa Payoh Town Park in 2010.

All she can remember of their initial encounter was the technician's incoherence. The two wanted to be known only by their first names.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Migrant love'. Print Edition | Subscribe