There are many types of different domestic helpers in Singapore. What are the different quirks of the various domestic helpers found here in Singapore? We’ve come up with this short guide to help you make a better-informed choice when shortlisting your domestic helper! Do note these are just general observations and for a better feel of a specific helper, check with your agent!
However, because of their innate characteristics, they tend not to speak up so if you prefer someone who is vocal and assertive, Indonesians may not be the best choice. Additionally, because of their religion, most Indonesian maids are not able to consume pork though most can handle pork.
Salary range: $550-$700
Filipinos have a more prideful nature and not as submissive as Indonesians. While the Indonesian style of cooking is closer to Singaporeans’ palate, if you take a Filipino helper, you will need to spend the time to guide them towards your cooking style.
Salary range: $570 - $750
Unfortunately, communication tends to be a problem, with most Burmese being unable to speak English, or any other language found in Singapore for that matter. If you are looking to hire some cheaper help and are willing to put in the effort to train up your helper, then Myanmar maids might be the right choice for you.
Salary range: $500 - $600
Most Mizoram maids come from the mountain areas, which leads to them having a hardier constitution, and are stronger physically, with more endurance then the other races. However, as in the case of the Myanmar maids, you need to be prepared to put in the effort to train up your helper.
Salary range: $450-$570
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