Headlined Singapore is keeping an eye on its foreign workers, the BBC did a report (14 April 2015) on Tuas View Dormitory, said to be the largest in Singapore, housing 17,000 migrant workers. While showcasing its facilities, it also discusses the surveillance system incorporated into its design and operations.
The question of its location, at the fringes of an industrial estate and far away from suburban social amenities, let alone downtown, is also raised.
TWC2’s Debbie Fordyce is quoted as saying that while she is in favour of the government improving workers’ accommodation, she still has reservations about how it’s being done. “We hear the government talking about having a better relationship with foreign workers, but we see them housed in these far off places and it looks like a type of apartheid.”
The report contains a rare video tour of the camp.