22 October 2007

The Last Kampong In Singapore

The Sep/Oct 07 issue of Spring magazine published by the Northeast CDC has an interesting article written by Juliana June Rasul titled "The Simple Life". It is about the last surviving kampong in Singapore that lies right in the heart of Buangkok.

For a taste of 1960s living, you should take a stroll down the idyllic village that's home to just 14 families. Do it before this last kampong in Singapore also disappears in the name of progress and development.

(For enlarged versions of the photos, please click here: 1st page and 2nd page)

6 comments:

etel said...

GD, really love the posts u had recently, gives me ideas where to go and explore with the camera!!!

take care!! hugs~

Victor said...

Dear GNE, are you sure it is only the camera that you are bringing? How can you forget about your BF? He can protect you from all the wild mongrels and vicious roosters roaming freely in the kampong.

For more information and photos on Kampong Lorong Buangkok, see this yesterday.sg post.

etel said...

LOL i protect him more like it LOL

wanna go there today actually, VL also thinks ur blog very informative, super good if we want to go anywhere.. can refer to ur blog :p...

but.... he never bring his cam today! ROAR.

Lam Chun See said...

Victor. Remember the 3 final year NTU students I told you about who interviewed me and Chuck for their project on this kampong. They gave me a copy of their dvd; but was very apologetic about not including our interview in the final videl.

Victor said...

Chun See - Ahh... that was quite some time ago. You must lend me the DVD one of these days. Or play the show at the next FOYers' meet.

I just realised that the book "Lost Roads" has a short article on Kampong Lorong Buangkok too. However, the article reads like a long poem of short descriptive sentences.

Tyronne Toh said...

haha i went there for RSP field trip :))