Singapore is home to more than half a million foreign workers.
Many of them who earn lower wages live in crowded dormitories. In 2008, I spent five weeks living in Kaki Bukit hostel on assignment for The Straits Times. The hostel, built in 1995, was home to more than 3500 migrant labourers from India, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Bangladeshi.
After the publication of that article, I found myself revisiting issues surrounding migrant laborers here. I am drawn to the subcultures and spaces they create in Singapore. This is a collection of photos from that earlier assignment and newer images.
This remains a work in progress.