Every year hundreds and thousands of Filipinos, Bangladesh, Indians, Malays, Chinese left their homes and families and work in Singapore as constructions workers. domestic helpers, nurses, engineers etc. to make more money.

It was Sunday morning when my partner and I went to Merlion Park to spend some quiet time and to see the iconic Merlion, the half-fish and half lion that symbolises Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, meaning ‘sea town’ in Old Javanese. It’s head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay. Today you can see this legend at Merlion Park.


During Sunday morning, you can see large number of migrant workers, many of them working as helpers and in the constructions areas spent their time hanging around, laughing, enjoying their one day off. which I was able to capture through my lens, here take a look.

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Through my lens I was able to see the world and document lives, the art of creating a memory.


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I want to travel the world and I want to feel the anonymity of being in a foreign city and being surrounded by hundreds of people who are going in a hundred different directions.


  1. I like the format of your posts. Migrant workers, ha! You guys are doing what you have to in order to survive and live! We all do it, everywhere! But expatriate life as others call it, has a bunch of extra challenges and I am happy to see you getting into it! I’ve done the same. Great adventures! All the best! 🙂


    1. Many professionals Filipinos would prefer to work abroad as domestic helpers or office clerks and leave their teaching jobs because there is a great possibility of getting higher salary and income that would mean they can send money to the Philippines more often for their loved ones left behind.Truth hurts but the salary of the workers even if graduated from a very prestigious school has a low bracket compared when you are working abroad. One of the many reasons why Filipinos choose to work abroad.

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