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Geylang Adventures

We explore the community and understand it as an ecosystem with different groups of people co-existing with one another. With our love for preserving this delicate ecosystem, we seek to support the various groups by doing a range of projects. Come discover more of what we do.

Migrant Mission

Taking time to appreciate our nation builders

Migrant workers are a huge part of the Geylang community. Most of them have built the infrastructure we enjoy in Singapore brick by brick. Yet, we shun them and treat them as outsiders, even to the point of marginalization. To show our gratitude, we organize projects to work with the migrant worker community in one small way or another.

Projects
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Be kind,
for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle

Core Belief

Mission

We're on a Mission to discover heartland adventures and support causes close to our hearts

Community

We involve like-minded people to collaborate with us, where they have a chance to use their skills to give back

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Care

We care about our neighborhood and the people in it

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2 weeks ago

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Start where you are, with what you have. Go Isabel!

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That pivotal trip has spurred me on in my own advocacy work with the migrant workers in Singapore. I’ve continued to maintain my friendships with them and I hope more people are able to view and value them as people with lives, rather than seeing them as just a number."“I’ve made friends with several migrant workers in Singapore and would catch up with them over meals.

Since young, I would notice how Singaporeans tend to shun dark-skinned migrant workers. Xenophobia is common among friends and even when I was growing up I was always taught that people with darker skin were more dangerous. I’ve come to realised how wrong this notion is.

In Singapore, migrant workers are seen to be just a number or a statistic. No one knows their stories or their lives.

I had the opportunity to meet and make friends with many Bangladeshi workers since 2014. Many of them do not have the chance to see their families for years due to working in Singapore and their families not having access to smartphones. I’ve also met workers who wouldn’t even know how their child look or sound like as they have no mode of communication with their families at all.

It was only when I travelled to Bangladesh with a group of friends in 2015 where I truly understand the pains these workers and their families were feeling. I went to the villages where their families live and saw how we have more similarities than differences, that we are all innately the same just in different circumstances.

On that trip, a group of us prepared video messages from the workers to their families, and also recorded the families’ replies and brought it back to Singapore for the workers. Such communication is so basic to us, but so valuable and impactful to these workers and their families.

That pivotal trip has spurred me on in my own advocacy work with the migrant workers in Singapore. I’ve continued to maintain my friendships with them and I hope more people are able to view and value them as people with lives, rather than seeing them as just a number."

– Isabel
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2 weeks ago

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Our Grandfather Story
Is this the end of old school mama shops?

Together with Geylang Adventures, we will be re-opening Auntie Yeo's shophouse for one last hurrah next Sunday, 13 May.

Online auction (ends 7 May): bit.ly/MamaOnlineAuction
RSVP for 13 May here! bit.ly/OurMamaShop
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