November 27, 2008
Al Jazeera said:
Singapore is one of Asia's wealthiest economies, attracting migrant workers from across the region.
But many of those workers are women who are forced to work in the sex trade due to growing poverty caused by the global economic downturn.
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July 15, 2005
Eight years ago, I showed up for my first day at the National Institute of Education (the putative teachers' college in Singapore). Jetlagged, grumpy and filled with a general animus towards towards everyone and everything Singaporean, I spent most of the first six months frantically calculating how much I could save of each month's salary towards paying off the scholarship bond.
Tym shares with us her initial resentment at having to return home to serve out her scholarship bond, and her subsequent attitude change. Or should I say, conditioning. There's definitely something in the water.