"He misses going out on Sundays to meet his friends, and visiting East Coast Park and Little India. Now, he has to apply for an exit pass to visit a recreation centre, which he does once every few weeks."
"The vast majority of the COVID-19 cases in Singapore occurred in migrant worker dormitories, where the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread quickly due to their communal living arrangements. "
Read about the various steps taken to ease the situation in the dormitories.
"Life has not changed much for some workers who are unable to share communal facilities, must still eat in crowded rooms and face restrictions outside the dormitories too."
"We have found that many Singaporeans and employers believe it is acceptable to discriminate against migrant workers because it is a privilege for them to work in a first-world country like Singapore."
"In total, he took S$12,200 from eight workers and failed to pay the salaries of 30 workers amounting to almost S$100,000."
"We should look at their ability to fill in gaps that can help us build a diverse, sustainable and cohesive society. But to be honest, how many Singaporeans would be willing to accept such an arrangement?"
"17 rooms with 116 bed spaces were discovered in the premises, which meant that each occupant had roughly 2.57 square metres of space for themselves. The firm saved an estimated S$27,230 to S$84,980, but at the expense of the well-being of the workers who had to live in these appalling conditions."
"When I came to Singapore in 2003, I had to pay about $10,000 SGD in agent fees just to get a job as a migrant worker. Now, I hear from my friends that it can cost as much as $15,000 SGD."
"Only one in four Singaporeans believe there is a need for migrant workers here, although seven out of ten agree there is a labour shortage. Additionally, 60% of those surveyed even felt that migrant workers should not have the same pay benefits as Singaporeans."