The Straits Times reported 12 Nov 2014 that the Ministry of Manpower found “adequate conditions” in two workers’ dormitories they recently inspected. These two were converted from industrial premises located in the Joo Koon area.
Inspectors found “clean bedrooms and bathrooms, and facilities such as a gym and TV sets” in these premises.
One of the dorms is owned by Land Equipment, houses 83 workers and only commenced operations in May this year. The other is operated by Tanglin Corporation, a subsidiary of construction company Woh Hup, and is complete with cooking facilities, a gym and free Wi-Fi on the ground floor. It houses 460 workers.
The news story quoted Penny Elaine Yapp, deputy director for well-being in MOM’s foreign manpower management division, saying that the conditions suggested that dormitories converted from factory premises can provide adequate living conditions for foreign workers when regulations are complied with.
Actually, based on the photo from the Straits Times (above) they are much more spacious than other dorms TWC2 has seen.