Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lorong Buangkok, The Last Village, Singapore April 2015

Not exactly a secret, but not widely publicized either - Lorong Buangkok, situated off Gerald Drive and is Singapore's last village. As urban development creeps ever closer the pressure for these villagers to sell up and move on must be enormous, so this is possibly the last chance anyone will get to see a slice of rural Singapore as it was way back when. A rustic environment where houses of wooden construction had roofs of tin nestled between banana plants and mango trees.

The houses are real, the people are real even the plants are real - this is definitely not a tourist set up which may explain the lack of Chinese tour groups around here! So, in the shadows of hi-rise mass housing blocks here are a few, and possibly the last, view of Singapore's only remaining village.  

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