Rancid US$1 curry: should Singapore swallow cost of migrant workers’ meals?



A sour smell rises as Ibrahim Khalil, 31, opens his lunch, undoing the knots on two plastic bags.The fish curry, exposed to the morning heat for half a day, has turned rancid again. Still, the curtain installation worker from Bangladesh pours it over his pile of cold rice as he sits cross-legged on the floor and begins to tuck in.He has never complained about the stomach pain he often feels afterwards. His attitude to his meals in Singapore is simple: “My food here, I eat to live. To survive…

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