Kampong Buangkok – Part 1


(Canon A1)

Kampong Buangkok is the last kampong in Singapore. People lived in villages like that prior to the public housing programme in the 1960s which saw the majority of the population rehoused in flats. (There are awesome virtual tours of the kampong at this website: singaporevr)

This kampong has been on my to-go list for a very long time (in terms of years, actually), so when xy expressed interest in it, I literally jumped at the chance to turn my plan into something concrete. These are some shots taken just outside the kampong. The developing went a little wonky for this roll – if you’d noticed the yellow line across the pictures.  






xy and her shot of the starfruit tree here.








9 thoughts on “Kampong Buangkok – Part 1

  1. i love the pictures,the blue tones especially 😀
    seems like you ladies had a great walk!
    Kampongs must be a real treasure for picture taking and i love those roosters wondering free.It’s like a little village inside the big big city*

    1. We were super delighted at the photo opportunities it presented us. It is really amazing that time stood still here while the rest of the country modernized.

  2. I am really quite impressed that such a place still exists in Singapore. Thanks for the pictures! They remind me of the good old days.

  3. I enjoyed all three parts (was it three, or four now? haha failing memory) of your Buangkok adventure! Likewise, it’s a place I know I should visit and shouldn’t put off for too long. Now maybe this is just the nudge I need 😀

    1. Thank you 😉 Three so far, but there’s a fourth one coming. You really ought to go… there’s no telling when it will vanish.

  4. Hello,

    I’m a media student studying in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and I need to interview people regarding Kampong Buangkok.
    Is it possible for you to contact me?

    Thank you very much.

    – Sarah

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