Indonesia’s population is the world’s fourth largest and the country enjoys strong numbers in its work force. In Singapore, a substantial number of domestic helpers are from Indonesia and employers have given feedback that Indonesian maids have warm and friendly personalities, are sociable and patient with children and the elderly. Such traits make Indonesian maids popular with families with infants, children and elderly. We have also received good feedback on their willingness to understand and adapt to their employer’s preferences on the handling of household chores.
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Although most new Indonesian maids speak little English when they first arrive in Singapore, they have been known to pick up English, Mandarin and even dialects relatively quickly. This sits well with employers and their elderly family members who appreciate the effort to communicate in a language they are familiar with. Furthermore, it is not uncommon that some of the elderly family members speak Malay too, a language similar to Bahasa Indonesia. Muslim families have also appreciated the hiring of Indonesian maids who share their same religion.
Also, some come with cooking experience having done the same for their own families back home. In terms of familiarity of tastes, families who love spicy food can look forward to similar tastes in dishes like curries and chicken rendang. We have had success stories where the Indonesian maids managed to quickly learnt off from their employers on preparing home-cooked fare Singapore families have for daily meals, from stir-fried vegetables to Chinese steamed dishes.
Some Indonesian maids have been known to be rather shy and employers have had to handle a longer “ice-breaking” period before some comfort sets in between the maid and the family. In addition, most Indonesian maids do not consume pork because of their religion although many have been willing to handle pork for their employer family’s needs.
Salary range: $550 – $700
The best way to find the suitable domestic helper for your home is to inform us of the criteria you are looking for in your helper. These include the nationality, age, religion, marital status, work experience and expected salary range, among others.
For more information concerning the processes and costs of hiring an Indonesian maid,
speak to us today at (65) 6977 7066 / 6977 7068 / 6721 9031 / 6721 9032.
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