Meet Singapore's modern-day migrants in Media Development Authority's commissioned documentary

Dated: 29 July 2003

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has commissioned a documentary series highlighting a new generation of migrants who have made Singapore their home. Comprising six episodes, Modern Migrants will be shown on Channel NewsAsia (CNA).

Xavier Lehanoff, owner of "The French Stall". Suresh Panicker, an I.T. professional cum Kathakali dancer. Joanne Blakemore, President of the Singapore American Association. What do they all have in common? They belong to a new breed of migrants who, either by chance or choice, have decided not just to make a living here, but also to make Singapore their home.

Through candid interviews and heartfelt reflections, each of them reveals why they have chosen to settle down in Singapore, how they have adjusted to life here and how it compares to their native country. As the personal stories of 12 individuals unfold, the series will reflect on the changing face of migrants in Singapore and examine how these "modern migrants" have contributed to the Singapore society.

Commissioned at a cost of $120,000, Modern Migrants is produced by Oak3 Films and will make its debut on CNA on Thursday, 31 July 2003 at 8.30pm.