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‘We’re in a prison’: Singapore’s migrant workers suffer as Covid-19 surges back

Singapore was lauded for its swift action to suppress infections but crisis has shone spotlight on how it treats marginalised migrants

Τhe dormitories in which Singapore’s migrant workers live have, until recently, been almost hidden from view.

  • Rebecca Ratcliffe
  • The Guardian

The vast, steel buildings are mostly on the outskirts of town, tucked inside industrial estates, far away from the city-state’s glittering skyscrapers and luxury hotels.

Inside, the men who carry out backbreaking work to build Singapore’s infrastructure, sleep on bunk beds, crammed into rooms with as many as 20 people.

The biggest dormitory…

‘We’re in a…

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