2017 Week 23: Friendships Of Singapore’s Foreign Domestic Helpers

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend.

Friends Hugging And Putting On A NecklaceSingapore 2015: Foreign Domestic Helpers Meeting And Fellowship On Day-Off

Singapore has a lot of foreign domestic helpers from other parts of South East Asia. Most of them hail from Philippines and Indonesia, though a smaller number also come from Vietnam and Myanmar. They are usually referred to as “maids”. among the populace. Those who consciously wish to regard them with more respect and appreciation prefer to call them “helpers”. Continue reading

Friends Hugging And Putting On A Necklace

Friends Hugging And Putting On A NecklaceNikon D610, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/250, ISO 900

Singapore: As Filipino helpers (or maids, though I prefer “helpers”) and other foreign workers meet each other on their Sunday off, this paves the scene for many warm smiles, laughter and hugging. Here a friend helps another try on a new necklace. An inexpensive accessory, but the smiles and warmth makes it most precious.