Singapore (Singapura)

Kampong Buangkok, Singapore.


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About half a year ago, Evelyn, who is a film photography enthusiast, shared some photos of Kampong Buangkok and I decided I had to pay a visit to Singapore’s only kampong left.

Established in the late fifties, Kampong Buangkok is a very special place that provides a glimpse of what Singapore was like five decades back. The residential area was at its prime in the same period when other kampongs were making way for the development of tall residential buildings (also known as HDB flats), and it is the only kampong left that has survived time and the rapid developments of the country. Interestingly, it is also the kampong where the Chinese and the Malay families made peace, while the rest of country were consumed by the racial riots in the sixties.

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Getting There

Buses from Serangoon MRT Station: 70, 103, 854
While on Yio Chu Kang Road, look out for St. Vincent de Paul Church on the left and alight at the following bus stop. The kampong is on the opposite side of the road.

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