The Bangladeshi town with a Singapore dream
Share this content
The Bangladeshi town with a Singapore dream(Updated: )
In the town of Baluchar, Bangladesh, you can find marks of Singapore’s influence. A crockery shop - inspired by NTUC FairPrice - set up by a former construction worker; a sawmill, which helped improve life for townsfolk.
However, less visible are those who failed to realise the Singapore dream - one man left with a mountain of debt, another made to return against his will.
Why did some make it and others didn’t?