The Different Hats We Wear ft. Ahemad Monsur

Migrant Worker (Demolition Worker), Father of Two, Friend of HealthServe

When most of us have called it a day, Ahemad’s shift begins.

At 8pm daily, he clocks into Changi Airport Terminal 2 for his 10-hour work shift. As part of the renovation team giving the terminal a facelift, his job scope consists mostly of demolition work. At the break of dawn, he returns to his dormitory to rest, before the cycle repeats come nightfall.

Working away from home for over 15 years, Ahemad often misses his family and makes use of his free time daily to video call them via imo, an app popular among our Bangladeshi migrant brothers. 

Ahemad beams with pride as he talks about his two young daughters, aged 2 and 6, back in his hometown of Munshiganj, Bangladesh.

But behind the smile is a faint tinge of regret. As a father, he shares that he wishes he could be back home to watch them grow up.

Apart from his work, Ahemad shares that he particularly enjoys shopping for cosmetics and groceries in his downtime.

Other times, he reminisces about home by watching Bangladeshi dramas of all genres.

“I always look forward to calling my family the most. They keep me going everyday.”

𝘉𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘞𝘦𝘦𝘝𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳, 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵-𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘕𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺’s 𝘞𝘦𝘦 𝘒𝘪𝘮 𝘞𝘦𝘦 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

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