Kampong Buangkok is one of Singapore last surviving kampong (malay for village). The New Paper reported recently that the government has decided to redeveloped the land for other uses.
I have been planning to visit this place for a few years now but was unable to do so due to my frequent travels. This time round I finally have a chance to check out the place with FP. FP has been here twice before me.
We took a bus 70 from Paya Lebar MRT station towards Yio Chu Kang road. Kampong Buangkok is located along Gerald Drive, just a few stops northwards of Serangoon MRT station.
While walking down Gerald Drive, I noticed a few men fishing along the stream flowing through.
As we walked further down, the scene changes rapidly from a modernised developed Singapore into 50 years back in time. Here is a dog lazing in the afternoon sun.
An abandoned wheel along the road. You will not see this anywhere else in Singapore. It will disappear by the next day if it is placed there. (clear by the cleaners)
A large sign pointing towards Kampong Lorong Buangkok. Noticed a old unused trishaw at the side.
All the sounds of traffics and people disappear instantly, replaced by the tranquility and humming sounds of insects. A gentle breeze blow through as we walked into the kampong.
Here is a typical kampong house consisting of aluminium and woods.
A canal with vegetations spread all over it.
This is quite a cool place to chill out in the afternoon sun.
There are beautiful flowers planted by the residents.
Notice the large banana tree by the side of the road.
We walked across a make-shift bridge.
To an even more quiet section of the village.
Lorong Buang Kok, belonging to district 1954. This is the old postal convention for our Singapore district. The wooded wind chimes swinging in the wind gives a very calming feel.
Bricks stack up on one another. Sometimes things are imperfect and beauty can be found from it.
I noticed FP taking this amazing photo, so I just follow along. Strings holding on to a lamp-post.
Hibiscus flower, the national flower of Malaysia.
A small mosque in the village.
After Kampong Buangkok, we went down to Serangoon MRT station and took the train down to Little India.
We walked through Little India and past the flea market in the Desker Road area.
Thereafter we proceeded down to Chinatown and towards the Central Business District. There is this old house preserved in the area.
When it rains, water falls down into the courtyard.
There is this other temple right in the middle of the business district. It is famous for its spiraling incense.
An art tower right in the middle of the financial district.
This is the old Clifford Pier.
The interior of the old Clifford Pier.
From there, we can catch sight of the Integrated Resort in construction at the Marina Bay area.