CNA | Don't Call Us Poor | E01: Life in Bukit Merah


  1. Andrew Tan

    Andrew Tan2 hari yang lalu

    Ms Esther Ho is the real hero in this! Keep it up. We need more people like her in this world.

  2. whooshkaboomie

    whooshkaboomie2 hari yang lalu

    Who am i to pass judgement on those that are not as fortunate. I can only whisper a soft prayer that their lives will get better and their children will have a brighter future.

  3. hendra zulcarnain

    hendra zulcarnain4 hari yang lalu

    you still have a roof over your head . do you know how many people have no electricity, roof, clean water, food out there? be grateful that you still have a bed to sleep.

  4. S J

    S J4 hari yang lalu

    People need to remove Wheat from their diet. Wheat is in frozen food, sodas, fast food, candy cakes etc.Their is a protein in Wheat called "Gliadan" and this protein causes people to want more and more food. This protein is a poison to the pancreas and it causes Diabetes and so many illnesses. By removing Wheat from your diet, you will lose a lot of weight, you see inflammation disappearing from your bodies. What is it going to take for people to make a positive change. I hear excuses and excuses and many people are in denial. Eat traditional wholesome food that is organic, eat vegetables, nuts, seeds, avocados, olives, olive oil, some fruit. People create their own diseases because of unwillingness. Being poor is a is your mindset..what you tell yourself on a daily basis makes a huge difference if you will work or not..and this is a choice..There are many people that live in a SLUM and work and there are others that live in a plus environment and choose not to is what you tell yourself throughout the day..If you decide to tell yourself negative things all day will not work and you will come up with all types of excuses..yet if you tell yourself that you are a fantastic human being and that you have so much to offer to the world..great things will come your way. How your approach people means alot and how you present yourself in a positive manner will create any type of job you are looking for. It is up to you if you choose to do anything with you life. It is all about your thoughts...very simple. I wish all of you the very best, be positive and tell yourself how wonderful you are as a human being..There are so many wonderful people in our world and they will never admit that they are wonderful. Stay positive and create the best job that you want..It is up to you..everything is possible. God Bless Humanity..

  5. TYL4027 Hi

    TYL4027 Hi10 hari yang lalu

    Firstly, wait till you're financially stable to have kids. They will only add to the financial burden.

  6. 88 R I S I N G update

    88 R I S I N G update10 hari yang lalu

    The government are more than rich, but they let the poverty exist as balance. Its quite unfair but must do.

  7. Cody

    Cody10 hari yang lalu

    They have poor family planning. They should be financially ready before having kid(s)

  8. Elara Fay

    Elara Fay12 hari yang lalu

    Chuan Chuan husband is so useless! GEMOK DAN MALAS DAN BODOH...

  9. Steven Zheng

    Steven Zheng12 hari yang lalu

    There are still people in Singapore who have 6 kids?

  10. charissa ong

    charissa ong17 hari yang lalu

    Wow how does it feel like or what is one thinking when they're poor with 4 kids but think they can have 1 more? That is horribly irresponsible

  11. rabbit white

    rabbit white19 hari yang lalu

    Can't they apply for bursary?

  12. rabbit white

    rabbit white19 hari yang lalu

    Omg. How she even get so many kids? I work for $6 not even enuff for myself?

  13. rabbit white

    rabbit white19 hari yang lalu

    Without breakfast?

  14. Metaphysical2012

    Metaphysical201219 hari yang lalu

    Crime against the poor !

  15. Daniel Gonzalez

    Daniel Gonzalez19 hari yang lalu

    I didn't realize how much they use English in everyday life.

  16. Charles D' Gomes

    Charles D' Gomes25 hari yang lalu

    My mom is the the only breadwinner while dad is too old to work even if he wants to work. My younger brothers are in 7th and 9th grade. I feel sad to see my mom work really hard, I seriously wish me and my younger brothers where never born as I see ourselves as a burden. Before my brothers where born my parents had trouble raising me. *I still don't get why my parents decided to expand the family when they had enough problems when I was the only child* .But I wished people were banned let alone making more kids but infact getting a 1st child depending on their income.

  17. pamela chandra

    pamela chandra28 hari yang lalu

    I only pity the old man who works so hard to earn money but rest I feel they are lazy and irresponsible... they only depend on help from Govt. They are living in modern society yet they choose to have soo many kids and put the burden on Govt instead of them providing. They are selfish towards their kids. Bringing kids to this stressful life and life Long suffering .. working hard for betterment only can improve their condition but seems like they are doing the opposite...

  18. Hi There

    Hi ThereBulan Yang lalu

    Doesn't work because he says his stress will go up. Is stressed because he has no money. I call it lazy

  19. Ko Um

    Ko UmBulan Yang lalu

    I grew up in America on welfare. My dad worked so hard to get us out of the ghetto. It was so hard but really showed me to plan and prepare for my own future. As much as I would love a bigger family, we choose to only have 2 so we can give them everything. It's not about having more kids but what I want to be able to provide them with. Plan ahead.

  20. Sabrina Tan

    Sabrina TanBulan Yang lalu

    Totally agreed if one can't even support themselves why have kids

  21. XXScribbleHeadXX Sa'Mi

    XXScribbleHeadXX Sa'MiBulan Yang lalu

    They look Indonesian or Malaysian

  22. AAA P

    AAA PBulan Yang lalu

    Low evolution of consciousness= 6 kids you can't afford

  23. AAA P

    AAA PBulan Yang lalu

    Poor People Mentality, have more babies, the ultra poor love babies they cant afford and put the children into poor lives with poor mindets and a poor enviornment and poor parents

  24. AAA P

    AAA PBulan Yang lalu

    Poor People love having babies, very low consciousness

  25. Sigma Geranimo

    Sigma GeranimoBulan Yang lalu

    I am 42, have B.A , i even do not dare to date and marry. not to mention Kids. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ . Today Capitalist world is very scary. but these people......

  26. Ace7of7Cups

    Ace7of7CupsBulan Yang lalu

    I don't understand why she chooses to work at KFC if she has other options. In the least the husband can help take care of the children if he doesnt want the trouble of a full time job.

  27. Jeremy Lee

    Jeremy LeeBulan Yang lalu

    i was once the same as them living in gov rental house , living on the government since the age of 8 but once i reach the age of 16 when i finished my secondary school i didn't enter ITE i work so hard to work out of this place and exit this place by all means , i did it on the age of 21 i purchase BTO with my mum and my younger brother forever saying goodbye to this place. now it's all depending on the children to make it out of this place i would say this place gave me a very good lesson in life.


    GAMETECH TALKS2 bulan yang lalu

    You call this poor, they have a proper house. The things are expensive in Singapore

  29. jrukawa11

    jrukawa113 bulan yang lalu

    Salute Esther

  30. jrukawa11

    jrukawa113 bulan yang lalu

    Do they get any payment from CNA for the exclusive access of filming?

  31. TheAstuteParent - Josh Tan

    TheAstuteParent - Josh Tan4 bulan yang lalu

    It's not easy to get out of a bad financial situation. If society has to bear some cost to take care of less priviledged families I think its the right thing to do.

  32. Adriankhai VandeKamp Houston Chong

    Adriankhai VandeKamp Houston Chong4 bulan yang lalu

    I just dun understand why have many kids when financially cant afford!!! and end up Self Pity??? Haiz... tell some symphaty story n some lies n seek such symphaty for money... b4 having many children financial nids to be strong!.. least i can see the Chn lady willing n try at her best to find and get a job not just sitting at home. She is an examplry in tis episode Elderly i can trully understand

  33. Sun Wafer

    Sun Wafer4 bulan yang lalu


  34. Daniel Od

    Daniel Od5 bulan yang lalu

    I need to take off because of my high blood pressure? Dude you blood pressure is always high which according to you I guess you can’t work. You’re just lazy.

  35. Danil Morris

    Danil Morris5 bulan yang lalu

    like Lisa Chua said, why have more babys when you cant afford the ones you have? don't they have birth control? Singapore is considered the libertarian dream land, it seems for some it's a nightmare.

  36. Manda Rapapa

    Manda Rapapa5 bulan yang lalu

    I was work there as maid in 2009 till 2011 ,caring for 7 children ... Woowww ... It was nice experiend , Lol ... Come on please mom and sir ,you have to manage your night habit 😂😂

  37. K T

    K T5 bulan yang lalu

    Water is a human right shame on you Singapore

  38. ultroman tora

    ultroman tora5 bulan yang lalu

    what make singapore expensive than other southeast asia?? space??

  39. WY M

    WY M5 bulan yang lalu

    wonderful documentary...much needed since this is a side of singapore that many dont know

  40. yvr2002rtw

    yvr2002rtw5 bulan yang lalu

    Solution: Give out free condoms and vasectomies to the poor!

  41. ririn indrawati

    ririn indrawati5 bulan yang lalu

    Masih bagus pemerintah singapore...mereka tidak tidur di jalanan...coba kalau di Hong Kong....Sudah tidur di jembatan

  42. Lance :D

    Lance :D5 bulan yang lalu

    India has a long way to go... 👎

  43. navianrudi

    navianrudi5 bulan yang lalu

    for Indonesian who just begining learning english. It,s little dificult to understand what people of singapore talking in english. they just different

  44. yy W.

    yy W.5 bulan yang lalu

    No.birth control​policy.even there is​not.every.woman aware.

  45. Axis Mage

    Axis Mage5 bulan yang lalu

    Chuan Chuan's husband is a parasite. he looks healthy enough to work. if he knows he is not getting enough exercise or he is eating unhealthily, then change the habit. as for being "overstressed", i think Chuan Chuan is the one who should be overstressed but she is still out there working while 7 month pregnant, while her lazy bum of a husband sits there waiting for her. she should just bring her children with her and divorce the human parasite

  46. Bahardin Aman

    Bahardin Aman5 bulan yang lalu

    Documented people are not financially stable but reproduce like .......(No words) i don't want to call anyone poor. Most of the semi educated singaporean or even foreigners in lower class earn more than the people documented people. U people are responsible for ur own decisions. Don't blame system or social or country. don't have financial stability who told u people to reproduce like this? Don't u people know baby born with mouth? I don't feel sorry or pity for these people. They are responsible for own their situation. Burden of the country. Sorry Singapore.... These people put u people on shame Infront of world... Sorry about harsh words. Truth is ugly,embrace it.

  47. Yeo Ken

    Yeo Ken5 bulan yang lalu

    Not meant to be mean. I don’t look down on the poor cause I am not rich myself. But I realised a lot of these ppl have a lot of children? 🙈

  48. Mr. Pancit

    Mr. Pancit5 bulan yang lalu

    Is this the darkside of Singapore? I'm just questioning

  49. La Monada Klare

    La Monada Klare5 bulan yang lalu

    Every countries had poor and rich, this is the fact of life.

  50. Good Baby girl

    Good Baby girl5 bulan yang lalu

    I can give maslinda a solution that can benefit others n also herself... adoption!!! She can adopt her youn children to The rich ppl!! And they in return will give them a lump to raise the rest of the family

  51. Good Baby girl

    Good Baby girl5 bulan yang lalu

    she looks so old like 40 plus, n she has so many children,even after knowing that she do not enough money, she still got guts to have alot of children....and she dont even have a single cent for babies milk....and her husband, he is a lazy old bum, who does'n do any full time jobs to support his family....all he does is a contract or a part time job...what kind of man is he??? Young Couples cant even have children nowdays bcoz of certain health issues, but these old bums are having 7 children... and so lazy to support them as well..maslinda

  52. Good Baby girl

    Good Baby girl5 bulan yang lalu

    Maslinda u better wake up before it’s too late!! I know ppl who commit suicide bcoz of financial problems and also bcoz of having many children!!

  53. Good Baby girl

    Good Baby girl5 bulan yang lalu

    I don't believe that cna is saying that bukit merah is a poor place...We have so many Five Rooms and executive apartments, condominiums in this place, n its a central area, n its nearest mrt station is tiong bahru, we have new buildings built around that areas....I think this is a discrimination made to our bukit merah estate...There are poor families all over singapore...Not only in Bukit merah...I think before they do documentation, they have to do thorough research first before discriminating our place...

  54. Joeann Fantasia

    Joeann Fantasia5 bulan yang lalu

    Honestly who say no to more money if able to commit and earn. I feel their poverty is due to both unwilling to earn more income by taking full time job for both rather than irresponsibly keep getting money from their in law folks which is a total shame.Don't drag those poor kids in if both not suitable or financially unstable. Really do not know how to plan for further. I would not married if i don't have savings not even mention a baby.

  55. Ivan Lim

    Ivan Lim5 bulan yang lalu

    The families profiled in this series seem to be victim to their own decision making. With the exception of Uncle Choo, I don't have sympathy for the others.

  56. joy wekesa

    joy wekesa5 bulan yang lalu


  57. Singapore Cancer Society

    Singapore Cancer Society5 bulan yang lalu

    Is Esther Ho still working with MSF?

  58. Nicole1212

    Nicole12125 bulan yang lalu

    Seriously, those people financially unstable or facing problem should know their situation well and require birth control. Rather than keep on give birth to children. Really pity those kids having such irresponsible parents. Working and earning a living it’s extremely important. Without money nothing can be done.

  59. Xuanyi Du

    Xuanyi Du5 bulan yang lalu

    call some relatives or grandparents to pick the children lah. I don't think the far location should be the reason of why the mother doesn't want to earn 1.2k for doing the office jobs. It is literally because her laziness. If you tell anyone to choose a 200 dollar job(50 a week) but can pick their children or 1.2k dollar a month but have to call someone to help pick the children, of course they want the 1.2 k job lah. Also, the father even more lazier. He has no reason or not working in F and B, while her wife can pick the children. What does he do after the short part time work everyday, drinking and eating??? If they work hard, they have the ability to earn a combined 3,500 a month which is stably enough for the family, while both of them do part time jobs and enjoy 80% of time doing no work, and the mother says "Bu xiang rang wo de hai zi na yang xinku"(don't want my kid to live such a hard life) , while she holds a diploma in business administration leh.

  60. jayzia wong

    jayzia wong5 bulan yang lalu

    Mr Sky Quek, can you just admit that you are a lazy bum? Since you know that you got high blood pressure and hypertension, just do something for it? Don’t just tell us that you are used it with your unhealthy lifestyle. If you really love your family, you would just willing to do anything no matter how hard is it. Anyway since you said you can earn 2k easily, just go ahead with it. Don’t just know how to say,take some action. Plus, never ever raise your hand to your wife!

  61. jayzia wong

    jayzia wong5 bulan yang lalu

    used to it*

  62. Leong Ze Hao

    Leong Ze Hao5 bulan yang lalu

    Chuan Chuan Husband is an absolute trash

  63. Patthon Sirilim

    Patthon Sirilim5 bulan yang lalu

    ceibeh of coruse full timer come with reponsibility what jobs dont come with one