Reflection (Week 6) #weekly

What if Singapore doesn’t have any foreign domestic workers or foreign construction workers? What will happen? Write a story ( or a blog entry )

If Singapore did not have any foreign domestic workers or foreign construction workers we would not be where we are today. All the buildings, HDB flats we see today are mostly built by the foreign construction workers. Without them there would be nothing. Singaporeans would also not be willing to do these kind of jobs as they feel it’s dirty and low class. If there were no foreign construction workers Singaporeans would be forced to work in that sector as there would definitely be a lacking of manpower and hence Singapore would develop slower. This applies the same for foreign domestic workers. Most of them are from other countries like the Indonesia, Cambodia and etc. Most Singaporeans houses have at least one domestic helper. This is because Singaporeans are so busy with their jobs they don’t have time to take care of their children and clean the house etc. Hence they rely heavily on these domestic helpers to take care of their children and cook and clean for them. Without them most Singaporean families would definitely be struggling and some parents will have to quit their jobs so they can take care of their family. This would lead to a shortage of manpower in the job sector. I feel that Singaporeans depend heavily on the foreign domestic workers and foreign construction workers a lot and they don’t realize it. This makes them unappreciative of them and I think it’s very unfair to the foreign workers as they have to be separated from their family and come to another country to work so that they are able to feed their family back home but end up getting treated lowly.


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