"A few years back, we had 300 to 400 foreign workers on our staff, but as our company grew, we had to spread them over several dormitories, which presented a logistical headache. There was a lot of work just tracking who was supposed to go where when you have to ferry your workers to and from several dorms and worksites at various times. At Avery Lodge, there is good ventilation and facilities that allow our workers to have a good rest after work. We have had a very good safety record in the years we’ve been in business, and part of the reason behind this is we believe that better rest produces better results. If a worker can get enough rest at night, he simply works better and safer the following day."


Mr Johnny Soon

Managing Director

Heatec Jietong on Avery Lodge’s large capacity to house his company’s 1,200 workers





"I am very pleased about the recreational facilities because thery are not treating migrant workers as a commodity that has to be housed, but they are actually thinking of their welfare. Having an isolation room to handle infectious diseases is also a very well thought-out feature that does not exist in many other dormitories, and the in-house medical centre again shows ASI’s commitment to worker welfare, as well as the commitment of the employers who put their workers at Avery Lodge. For me, basic human needs include recreational, a certain degree of privacy, physical and emotional health. Avery Lodge is luxurious if you compare it with putting workers in shophouses or converted factories with triple-decker beds and with 35 people to one bathroom. But in terms of commitment to basic human welfare, Avery Lodge has set a benchmark, which I hope other dorm operators will follow."


Mr Peter Hsu

Director of Research, Health Serve,

an organisation which looks into the welfare of migrant foreign workers





"In the shophouse that I used to stay, I shared the room with 25 people. There were long queues for the toilet and shower, and there were no house rules and no security. The rules here are strict. Nobody is allowed to drink alcohol in the dormitory. We have to do housekeeping, and there are inspections every few months to make sure we keep our rooms clean, and outsiders are not allowed into the dorm so we feel much safer, and I rest better here."


Mr Nehar Alam Jubi Ullah, 35,

of Natsteel Holdings who is a resident at ASI-owned Kian Teck Dormitory





"[In a previous accommodation] there were 20 men living in a room, sharing two toilets. There were many problems: not enough toilets, not enough bathrooms, and cooking was also a problem for us. Our beds had three levels, and one floor below our room was the shared cooking area. It was very hot and crowded. No such problems at Avery Lodge, I am very happy, I sleep better now."


Mr Sumankar Suvashkar, 26,

of V. Bismark Engineering, used to live at a dormitory in Tuas





"The dormitories come with their own suite of amenities making it convenient for the residents. The security features also create a safe environment to live in."


Ms Merywn Tan Pei Pei

Senior Executive, Human Resource

NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd





"The living areas are very well-maintained and the location extremely ideal. I am impressed with how efficient and friendly the management is."


Ms Wong Mei Yit


Vision Marine Engineering





"Safe. Convenient. Comfortable. The dormitory is a fantastic place to live in for the workers."


Mr Stanley Tue Choo Peng


Siong Leng Engineering Pte Ltd





"The quality of the security is impressive and the clean common areas make living in the dorms a pleasant experience."


Mr Chan Wing Keong

Asst. Executive

Administration Department

Singapore Epson Industrial Pte Ltd