What we do

The Dormitory Association of Singapore was officially launched on 18 September 2012 by the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower, Mr Hawazi Daipi.
The main aim of the association is to be the aggregator of better standards for dormitory housing and living. At the launch, a basic standard draft was officially signed by the main dormitory operators. Together, they form the 1st Council of the Association. Henceforth, the standards have been refined and submitted to Spring Singapore for certification. Once this is achieved, the standards will be the main benchmark of dormitory operating standards across Singapore.
Besides, the Association is also front for negotiations between members and relevant government and non-government agencies eg: Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Ministry of National Development (MND), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Jurong Town Corporation (JTC), Building and Control Authority BCA), Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) amongst others. Through such processes, ideas are being discussed and solutions found to resolve any long term operation and policy issues fronting operators. Thus it is a win-win process for all parties.
Ultimately, DASL's primary aim is to ensure workers welfare are cared for through better living standards and recreational facilities within the dormitories. With better living standards, the physical and psychological well being of workers improve and so does his productivity.