Early July 2013, a group of seven post-graduates from Seoul National University visited Transient Workers Count Too. They were in Singapore for a week for field work related to research on the subject of housing of migrant workers — their chosen topic for their masters dissertation in urban planning.
TWC2 vice-president Alex Au (back to camera, above) met with them for over an hour at our office, providing basic information about the current situation in Singapore, and then took them on a walking tour of Little India where many Indian Bangladeshi workers find beds and social spaces. A few days later Alex took them on a tour of several places near Pioneer Station and around Taman Jurong, observing commercial dormitories, rented flats (majority occupied by foreign workers), and related social and leisure spaces. Along the way, the group spoke with several workers at random to hear first-hand their thoughts about their housing conditions.
The students were kind enough to host a dinner where a wrap-up discussion was conducted.