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Welcoming the Month of Ramadan with our Migrant Workers

  1. The Joint-Taskforce (JTF) has worked closely with dormitory operators, employers and Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) to ensure the well-being of Muslim migrant workers during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan begins on 24 April 2020 and ends on 23 May 2020.

    SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEALS

  2. JTF and the Forward Support and Assurance Teams, or FAST teams, worked with caterers, dormitory operators and employers to ensure timely provision of sahur and buka puasa1 to Muslim migrant workers at the Purpose-Built Dormitories (PBDs):

    Sahur and buka puasa meals will be delivered at 3am and 5.30pm respectively every day. This allows workers to observe the timings of their meals in accordance to their religious practices.

    • Dates will also be given with both meals. 

  3. Additionally, the JTF and MUIS will be distributing over 1,500kg of dates to Muslim migrant workers living in non-PBDs.

    PROVISIONS FOR RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE

  4. As part of MUIS’ wider efforts to engage the Muslim community for Ramadan through its SalamSG Channel, it will be providing information and materials tailored to Muslim migrant workers observing Ramadan in the dormitories.

  5. The MUIS Ramadan Guide 2020 has also been translated into Bengali and disseminated to the Muslim migrant workers in the dormitories as well as those living in other housing arrangements.
     

FOOTNOTE

  1. Sakur is the pre-dawn meal consumed by Muslims before fasting begins for the day. On the other hand, buka puasa is the evening meal which Muslims eat to end the daily fast at sunset.