Ruom Collective
A MULTIMEDIA COLLECTIVE BASED IN ASIA
Dreaming Singapore

DREAMING SINGAPORE

Stories of Indonesian migrant workers

Date: 2014 · Country: Singapore / Indonesia · Text: Micheal Malay · Photos/Videos: Thomas Cristofoletti and Nicolas Axelrod


Dreaming Singapore’ investigates the movement of domestic workers from Indonesia to Singapore, one of the busiest migratory pathways in Southeast Asia.

It follows three different women at various stages of their journey: from training centers in Indonesia, to daily life in Singapore, and finally the return home.

This multimedia project is enriched with in-depth interviews, video reportage, and photographs taken over a five month period. It weaves the experience of migrant workers with the people they meet during their journeys: social workers, employers, recruiting agencies, and government officials.