Many bloggers have visited Kampong Buangkok – the last surviving kampong in Singapore. And after reading their blog entries, I felt the kampong’s worth a visit as a kampong is such an oddity in “modern” Singapore. According to Wikipedia, Kampong Buangkok has 28 families which pay about $13 in rent. How’s that for affordable housing?
Welcome to Kampong Lorong Buangkok
No proper carpark for visitors 😉
We visited the kampong just after rain and had to side-step many puddles of rainwater. Yes, it was the authentic kampong experience. 😛
What looked really out-of-place in the kampong were the many cars (including one Mercedes) which supposedly belonged to the residents:
Loved that there was a lot of flora and fauna within the kampong:
The highlight of this visit was an encounter with a cute and very affectionate cat *meow*
Want to visit the kampong before it gets *erm* “upgraded” by the government?
Kampong Buangkok (Lorong Buangkok) is accessible via Yio Chu Kang Road. It’d be best to drive there, or walk from the nearest bus-stop. 🙂