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A dark side of Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/2085721/filipino-domestic-worker-fined-hk800-eating-hk100-worth

This is one of many stories that illustrate the Dickensian side of Hong Kong. Apologies to my Chinese readers who might take affront, but this is the kind of thing that, coming from a western culture, I find surprising and so heartbreaking. 435 more words

Hong Kong

Illegal Maids: Foreign Domestic Workers

Written by Joanne Lee

From Chilli Mud Crabs to ending sentences in lah, Singapore has a rooted history of what makes the country liberated from Malaysia, Britain and Japan. 719 more words

Singapore

Foreign Domestic Helpers Request for Better Living Condition

Collaborative work by Wu Xiaoxi and Wei Shuhang

As one of the newcomers in Hong Kong, we believe many people just like us have noticed a unique phenomenon that many young and middle-aged Southeastern Asian women gathers in the centre of the city to have fun in chatting, dancing and sun-bathing. 468 more words

Writing

Maid in Singapore - 101 East

Al Jazerra reveals the shocking reality of child trafficking and forced labour among domestic workers from Myanmar in Singapore. Girls as young as 15 are brought in to work in our households which not only violates Singapore’s minimum age requirement of 23 for domestic workers, but also constitutes child trafficking if the recruitment of a child (below 18) is for the purpose of exploitation. 82 more words