Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Last Village of Singapore

It was a quiet scene. Only dogs, cats and chickens were seen wandering around. You can see rusty mailboxes, wooden houses, unpaved roads in the area. And it is hard to believe that such scene is in the middle of Singapore, one of the most developed country in Asia where everythings seems to be modern and tidy, where apartment, HDBs and buildings decorating the sky.

But this is real. In Kampong Lorong Buangkok you can see a simple life hidden from modern buildings that surrounds it. The area of 1.5 hectares is valued $SGD 33 million an offer of which the landlord of the village repeatedly rejected.

Old Singapore is the words to describe it. But the question is how long can it last? Hopefully it will be for very long time.

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