27 Sep '17, 6am

Samsui women were the heroines we all needed:

Samsui women were the heroines we all needed:

Many of us might have never seen a samsui woman in the flesh, but these ladies were once the backbone of our developing infrastructure, just like the transient workers who build our country today. Advertisement Too many male Chinese immigrants The first wave of Chinese immigrants who arrived in Singapore in search of a new life were largely male. Over the years, the sex ratio in Singapore became overwhelmingly skewed towards males, such that by 1928, the colonial government introduced immigration controls to limit the number of male Chinese immigrants into Singapore. Furthermore, the Great Depression in the 1930s caused widespread unemployment in Singapore, forcing the colonial government to further limit the influx of male Chinese immigrants. Women from Sanshui , China However, these limits were not imposed on female Chinese immigrants. And by the mid-1930s, female Chines...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/09/samsuii-women-were-the-hero...

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