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guidelines are sometimes impossible.
Q10: Is there any marriages gone wrong ?
A: Not any during my short term of work a yet.
Q11; Im sure you have heard of a few ,could you
explain the reasons?
A: One is obviously the brides comes to Singapore and
realizes all is not what it is expected .Some is due to
other Vietnam brides influence for example when they
compare allowances .Secondly ,the old men all are
greedy and want young and beautiful wives .This 13 results in a vast difference in age as well as interests
and will cause a drift apart in relations. The one
having the lowest allowance will definitely feel
disappointed .Picky couples will more likely to last
longer in this sense but picky mother in laws pose a
very big problems because they have a mentality
that a bride bought with money should listen to
whatever they tell them to do .This is especially true
for the older folks .Some of the men also have the
thinking that having a foreign bride also means she
can double play the role of a servant as well, saving
on that cost. Furthermore, most couples stay in HDB
flats and with a confined space and increased
interaction, there will naturally be more conflicts. doctors in Vietnam to help them produce the
- Some companies have no premises. For example,
they may be registered under a place but not
physically situated there. One of our group mates
have called one of these agencies only to be
reprimanded and spoken to sarcastically.
- For publicity and sales reasons, some companies
actually boast about their sales figures, which
include stating that they can achieve about 15 deals
a month. Such practices are creating the
impression that the company is ethical and reliable. Q12: Are there unfavorable practices in this industry ?
A: Not that I know of. Appendix D
Mr. Jason Ong’s eight unethical
practices in the industry
The unethical practices identified include:
- Lower fees are charged for girls of lower quality.
Brides agencies may offer cheap prices in
advertisements only to attract males to go to
their agencies to find that the girls are not to
- Fake passports are being made by unethical
bride agencies, for ‘brides’ who pay for them.
The ‘brides’ in this case are women who are not
married to Singaporean men but actually
working as KTV hostess, prostitutes etc.
- Marriage for convenience, where the ‘brides’
main intentions are to get a PR status instead of
- Agencies which rent their ‘brides’ out due to bad
business. They are rented to customers for rates
of $100/hr or $300-$500 per night. These
‘brides’ are actually women who have traveled to
Singapore and waiting for their future
bridegrooms to pick them at the bride agencies.
- Illegal businesses are being conducted on the
pretext of a bride agency, where in the same
building, there is a KTV lounge, where the
‘brides’ will work at, rather than getting married
- Issue on virgins, where unethical agencies
actually have fake or non virgins in their bride
agencies, who moonlights othe...
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- Winter '14
- Business Ethics, agencies, brides