“Where are all the Indian women?”That’s a question we asked our hotel clerk last night when we returned from dinner. We were wondering, because it was Sunday night in Little India, and there were literally hundreds (probably thousands) of Indian men milling about in the streets in the blocks around our hotel. They were standing in groups, not really doing much but chatting with friends. But where are the women?
Apparently, the men are all temporary workers here from India, working on construction sites. Sunday is their only day off, so they congregate every week in Little India to relax with their friends. The Indian women guest workers, however, don’t work at construction. Instead, they work as maids in the houses of the Singaporeans. And they don’t get any days off.
So the Indian women were all at work.