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Title: "Balik Kampung": An Ethnographic Study of Singaporean Malay Retired Migrants in Johor, Malaysia
Keywords: retired, migration, Johor, Singapore, Malaysia, elderly
Issue Date: 21-Aug-2013
Citation: MOHAMMAD KHAMSYA BIN KHIDZER (2013-08-21). "Balik Kampung": An Ethnographic Study of Singaporean Malay Retired Migrants in Johor, Malaysia. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: For elderly Singaporean Malays who find retirement in Singapore costly, shifting to kampungs in Johor to retire is a viable solution, considering the low cost of living, accessible modern facilities and its proximity to Singapore. Some questions then emerge out of this practice. What is the kind of lifestyle that elderly, retired Singaporean Malays have to contend with in choosing to live there? What kind of support do they receive as migrants living in Johor? How do elderly Singaporean Malays secure emotional companionship and physical care where they reside far from their children in Singapore? The author embarks on a year-long ethnographic research in a particular Kampung Makmur to capture the dynamics of retirement migration. The research elucidates several aspects of retirement migration ¿ the workings of the migrant network, the everyday life and practices of migrants to secure elder care as well as gender and political dimensions of migrant integration.
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