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Foreign workers playing snooker and foosball with volunteers at Terusan Recreation Centre on April 17, 2021.
Foreign workers playing snooker and foosball with volunteers at Terusan Recreation Centre on April 17, 2021.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
To qualify to visit a recreation centre, workers must have immunity to Covid-19 and have tested negative during rostered routine testing.
To qualify to visit a recreation centre, workers must have immunity to Covid-19 and have tested negative during rostered routine testing.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
Foreign workers enjoying ice cream that was given out during a Healthserve outreach event at Terusan Recreation Centre, on April 17, 2021.
Foreign workers enjoying ice cream that was given out during a Healthserve outreach event at Terusan Recreation Centre, on April 17, 2021.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
Recreation centres are the only places, apart from workplaces and dormitories, that migrant workers have been allowed to gather since the pandemic hit.
Recreation centres are the only places, apart from workplaces and dormitories, that migrant workers have been allowed to gather since the pandemic hit.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - It was a rainy night last Saturday (April 17), and Terusan Recreation Centre in Pioneer was buzzing with activity.

Migrant workers were spotted making a beeline for a row of shops at the centre, leaving with bulging bags of fresh produce or sporting new haircuts.

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