The Bangladeshi town with a Singapore dream

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The Bangladeshi town with a Singapore dream

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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?

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