My Turf: Domestic workers skip Orchard Road for parks

Public parks have become a one-stop entertainment venue for domestic workers, where they receive beauty treatments, dance and sing.
Public parks have become a one-stop entertainment venue for domestic workers, where they receive beauty treatments, dance and sing. PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Domestic workers have been drawn away from the malls and are hitting green spaces like the Botanic Gardens.
Domestic workers have been drawn away from the malls and are hitting green spaces like the Botanic Gardens.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - From receiving beauty treatments to dancing and singing, and even worship, domestic workers in Singapore have turned public parks into their one-stop entertainment venue.

Hundreds have been drawn away from the malls and crowds in Orchard Road to parks in town, such as the Botanic Gardens, and those in residential areas like Toa Payoh Town Park.

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