Singapore now has nearly a quarter of a million domestic workers, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. An increase in cases of abuse highlights the vulnerability they face every day.
The trend of hiring live-in, domestic helpers across southeast Asia is rising as it's relatively affordable. They come to wealthy cities like Singapore to earn a better living.
The city-state now has nearly a quarter of a million domestic helpers mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia.
But increasing cases of abuse highlight the vulnerability of those taking positions as live-in help.
TRT World's Melanie Ralph in Singapore has more.