04 Dec '11, 2am

Hey @STcom - why the need to make a spectacle of relationships between foreign workers? How do they differ from ours?

Hey @STcom - why the need to make a spectacle of relationships between foreign workers? How do they differ from ours?

There are no official figures on intimate relationships between foreign workers but maid agencies report seeing more cases of dissatisfied employers complaining about poor work performance or returning their maids after finding out about their domestic helpers' boyfriends. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Lin Wenjian Man sees girl. He scribbles his contact number on a piece of paper and throws it to her. If she is interested, she will SMS him. Or he flashes a winsome smile at a prospect. A conversation follows if she responds and phone numbers are exchanged. This is how foreign workers here - mostly those who are on work permits - pair off for possible romance in popular hangout spots such as Lucky Plaza and Little India. Apparently, many do hit it off. Over the past two Sundays, when The Sunday Times visited the two areas, foreign men and women holding hands were a common sight...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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