Homeless: The Untold Story of a Mother’s Struggle in Crazy Rich Singapore
Ten years ago, Liyana Dhamirah was in a precarious situation: at 22, she was heavily pregnant and had no place to call home.
For Liyana, home was often unstable. Once a bright teenager full of optimism, she faced uncertainty and found no support from family, government agencies and welfare groups. She had nowhere to go, no one to turn to. When she started living on a beach in Sembawang, she discovered a community of people—families—who were homeless just like her. They stuck together and watched out for each other, even when there were raids. She learned that in prosperous Singapore, the homeless are not always identifiable by appearance alone.
Months later, journalists eventually uncovered Liyana’s story and how she navigated a bureaucracy of obstacles. Today she is a successful entrepreneur and this is her memoir.
About the Author
Liyana Dhamirah is the founder of Virtual Assistants Singapore. With over fourteen years of experience in business and retail industries, she has been a community manager, senior retail associate and media executive; her first entrepreneurial venture was MommaMiia, which made and sold handicrafts and cake pops at flea markets and bazaars. Her volunteer interests include working with the National Library Board of Singapore to help children find joy in reading, as well as distributing pre-loved or new clothing to families in need. This is her first book.
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Published: July 2019