The allure of Singaporean men among Chinese women? A ticket out of poverty. A comfortable home. A stable marriage.
But not all of them live happily ever after. Some China-born women have had their hopes dashed after marrying the men of their dreams.
Like former Chinese national Madam Chen Liwen, 27, who describes her life the past six years here as “a nightmare”. For the past two years her husband has made her sell herself to pay off his debts.
She admits in Mandarin: “I have only myself to blame.”