Buy a discount maid at Singapore's malls

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AND I THOUGHT SLAVERY WAS GONE;

this is so degrading on so many levels
Go to the Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, a 1970s mall in central Singapore, and you will find five levels of brightly lit rooms and galleries called "Homekeeper" and "Budget Maid". Inside these rooms, dozens of women sit in a listless, artificial silence. They nod respectfully as you enter, and some watch closely as you speak to staff. You might take one home with you - for two years, or longer.

The women, domestic workers, come from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Myanmar. They sit beneath garish signs and posters, testifying to their friendliness and industriousness, or advertising "super promo" rates and "special discounts".

A multimillion dollar industry

Bukit Timah and other shopping centres like it are the culmination of networks and organisations extending from Singapore to various parts of Southeast Asia: from brokers who recruit women from poor countries, to training centres that prepare women for life abroad, to "runners" who ferry domestic workers from airports to shopping centres, and finally to the employment agencies themselves, of which there are hundreds in Singapore, competing in what is effectively a multimillion dollar industry. Wham says that there are currently 215,000 domestic workers in Singapore.
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Wow! That is sick.
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phuketrichard wrote: this is so degrading on so many levels
5 of them apparently ;)
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A fish tank for maids.
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Singapore's Lucky Plaza on Orchard road on a Sunday. You would believe you are in a mall in Manila. (was there shopping in a mall across the street a couple weeks ago.)
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Asians profiting from perverty? Hard to believe.

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Sailorman wrote:Singapore's Lucky Plaza on Orchard road on a Sunday. You would believe you are in a mall in Manila. (was there shopping in a mall across the street a couple weeks ago.)
being in a mall where EMPLOYED people are shopping is not the same as being in a mall where people are being traded for $$
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How much do maids cost ? Do they have numbers on their sleeve ?

Why are they called Maids ? PC or what ?
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Milord wrote:How much do maids cost ? Do they have numbers on their sleeve ?

Why are they called Maids ? PC or what ?
Are you implying this is purely a front for prostitution? Aren't there other venues for that type of service in Singapore out in the open? I'm sure some of these women are called maids because they expect to be hired as a maid, and nothing more.
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