Exhibition: Project Lorong Buangkok

July 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm 30 comments

From 30 June to 14 July, Kong Chian Library hosted Project Lorong Buangkok, a multimedia exhibition created by a group of HCI students in conjunction with the National Heritage Board in order to create awareness of Singapore’s last remaining kampung and to discuss how the country’s heritage should be preserved.

Bryan Ow Yong and five other members of the MediaTech Club (mentored by Mr Lee Teck Kong) investigated Kampung Lorong Buangkok, and found out “first-hand from kampung residents about a way of life that is fast disappearing. Armed with digital SLR and video cameras, the team started gathering information and taking photographs at the location” (“Record of the rustic“, Straits Times, 18 Nov 2010).

Although the exhibition is now over, there are plans to make it a travelling exhibition. In addition, the group’s Facebook page and Wix website contain many more photographs both of the kampung itself and of the HCI exhibition opening ceremony.


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  • 1. Ge Shuming  |  August 3, 2011 at 11:19 am

    It was a great exhibition. With urbanization, many historic places are torn down and rebuilt with HDB flats just to accommodate more people.

    HDB flats have smaller apartment space, unlike Kampong houses. I have experience the Kampong life before, it was quiet and relaxing. The houses are spacious and big. Bedrooms were bigger, means more study space; the kitchen was empty, and there was a front porch and a backyard to breed chickens.

    However, we could not see that in Singapore anymore. The life in Singapore is very fast-paced. We could not find any time to relax and anytime to rest.

  • 2. Tan Ye Kai (2a232)  |  August 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    The exhibition was indeed interesting and provided people with an insight of how a real kampong actually looked like. The exhibition also allowed people to learn more about the old style of life. Overall ,the exhibition was great and enriching.

    Personally, I feel that Singapore is developing far too fast and the government is forcing Singaporeans to change too fast. Even the last kampong in Singapore is already facing plans to be redeveloped into other facilities (as reported by the New York Times).

    WIth the new goes the old. When the kampong gets demolished, the last reminder of the past of Singapore will disappear. The slow-paced relaxed style of life will be gone and it will be replaced by the fast-paced style of city life.

    I hope that the Kampong will not get demolished, even though it will surely be demolished in the coming years…..

  • 3. Goh Jun Liang  |  August 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    The exhibition was very informative, and it gave me more insights to Singapore’s last kampung. I feel that heritage is an integral part of every nation and should not be removed to make way for urban development, although this is indeed much the case for not just Singapore, but other countries as well. I think this problem is even more apparent in Singapore, as we have limited land space, all land has to be used wisely. So, the old has to make way for the new. However, there are also ways to protect this heritage, such as gazetting the place as a national monument. It will then be preserved. However, this might not be feasible as well. I have been there before, and the atmosphere is really one of a kampung, different from anywhere else in Singapore. However, I also noticed that some residents have already moved out, leaving only one or two households. As such, the place might really have to make way for developments.

    On preserving the country’s heritage as a whole, an important method would be to instill the sense of belonging in citizens. Following that, citizens would then have a larger emphasis on heritage. As they understand the importance of preserving our nation’s heritage, they will try and find means to do so. By preserving some historical monuments, it is made easier to instill the importance of heritage. Citizens can have first-hand experience of the country’s heritage.

    The school teaches us “饮水思源”, that we should not forget our roots. As such, we should always bear in mind Singapore’s heritage and traditions.

  • 4. Per Sheng Xiang  |  August 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I find the exhibition really interesting and of a historical value. This is because due to industrialisation and advanced technology, Singapore had porgressed so fast, and transformed into one of the world’s most urban area. All the kampongs in the past have been more or less demolished, due to the need to keep up with the world.
    I believed that the government would want to keep the kampongs as well, as they are of great historical value to us. However, Singapore had limited land space, therefore, it is very hard to established a urban place, with high-rise buildings, and rural areas, with kampongs, in such a small and limited land.
    Though the kampongs are demolished, I believed the further generations could experience it in other countries such as Malaysia. In the future, if SIngapore had reclaimed more land, the government may build back the kampongs. But for now, we could only depend on the exhibitions for information about the kampongs.

  • 5. Koh Ling Tian 2O413  |  August 7, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    From this exhibition, the younger generations can have a look at kampong life. As the last kampong in Singapore, it should be preserved and not be cleared for urbanization so that we can experience kampong life.
    Back in kampongs, people get to enjoy life, doing things such as growing vegetables and rearing animals, all of which are not allowed in modern HDB Flats. Urban life is also very busy and is heavily depended on technologies. There are virtual farms, but it is nothing compared to a real farm.
    However, in the government’s effort to maximise landuse, the very last kampong in Singapore might be cleared and the land used for other activities. But do not fret! We still have Pulau Ubin!

  • 6. Benedict Chin 2A2  |  August 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    This combined exhibition is a wonderful event that is open to everyone. Aside the rather normal, pedestrian exhibitions that we see outside school most of the time, having commerce as the sole motive, this unique exhibitions really evokes the senses. For the younger generation, all of us can now see and be in awe of the past Singapore. Now, urbanised Singapore will never have a chance to view the kampongs and villages anymore. This informative exhibition enables a platform for us to see what actually happened in the past, and not limit our knowledge to the history textbooks. For the older generation, they have a deep but subtle nostalgia for the past. Our parents would love to reminisce how their first house looked like, they would love to see how their first school appeared to be. In all, this exhibitions acts as a mini time capsule, and is successful.

  • 7. Soon Wei Jun  |  August 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I feel that this is a very interesting exhibition, and given the time and chance, I will not hesitate going for it. Singapore is a country that develops very fast. Being a third-world country in 1965 after its independence up till being a first-world country right now shows a lot. At the same time, the quality of life is also changing.

    In the past, there were villages and kampongs. But now, what we see are actually high rise buildings!!

    Personally, I hope that the kampuongs in Singapore will not be completely destroyed, although I know that it is quite impossible since Singapore is urbanizing so fast…

    There is a historical value in this kampongs as they are sort of like “memories of the past”. We, as students cannot really do anything to stop this from happening, so the only thing that we can do is rely on this “man-made” kampongs for more information.

  • 8. Yang Zhenyan  |  August 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

    From this exhibition, the younger generation may have a rare look about kampong life in Singapore. Preserving our history and our heritage is very important, without heritage we would be certainly nothing, we would have no history, nothing. This informative exhibition enables a platform for us to see what actually happened in the past, and not limit our knowledge to the history textbooks. For the older generation, they have a deep but subtle nostalgia for the past. Our parents would love to reminisce how their first house looked like, they would love to see how their first school appeared to be. In all, this exhibitions acts as a mini time capsule, and is successful.

  • 9. Seah Shun Zhou 2a2  |  August 13, 2011 at 5:17 am

    This exhibition is really something that every Hwa Chong student should go and have a look.at it. Many of us teenagers have forgotten the ways of the kampong villagers. Something like the kampong spirit should be preserved well and the kampong spirit is not quite visible in the people nowadays, some people may not even say hello to neighbours, but as you can see from shows, people in the kampong were very helpful and they will help the neighbours despite the difficulties. Besides that, the younger generation also can have an understanding of what the villagers did in the past for their income and what they did during their free time as hobbies. This will be something that will not be seen anymore in Singapore since it would be urbanizing so quickly. With this exhibition, we would have a clearer picture of the life in the kanpong village, rather than just relying on the television programs and listening to our parents childhood stories. In a few years time, even the preserved kampongs in Singapore would also be demolished due to Singapore’s land constraints. So these are really memories of the past like what the exhibition said.

  • 10. Chua Zhong Zhi  |  August 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    An exhibition in a library is indeed a great way to get students more involved in coming into the library. This is because many student’s mindset is that a school library is a place for bookworms, and its very boring and uninteresting. However, after visiting this exhibition, as well as the previous exhibitions put in place by the school library, I’ve been more involved with library activities, beyond the school.

    This exhibition is a great one to teach the younger generation like us to learn the from our ancestors, and the hardships they encountered while having such living conditions. I’ve learnt that the people who live in kampungs in the past have more freedom, and are in a way more sociable. However, the bad living conditions expose them to diseases. Now, although we live in HDB flats, which are very much cleaner, it has led us to become less sociable, and perhaps, the lack of interaction have lead to racial prejudices, and other prejudices.

    The school library should really set up more booths like that, to attract students like me, who are very attracted to visuals. It would be even better if the library can put in place a book related to the main theme of the booth, for example in this case put books relating to the heritage of Singapore, so that students would be encouraged to read in the process.

  • 11. Lee Weng Khin  |  August 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I feel that this exhibition was very interesting and informative. It taught me the importance of preserving our heritage and our culture. As Singapore is rapidly industrializing, these kampongs are rapidly disappearing too. These kampongs are really part of Singapore’s heritage and it would be such a pity it would be made way for new developments. However, Singapore has limited land and the disappearance of these kampongs are imminent. These kampongs will have to be cleared away to make way for new developments. I feel that it is really a pity to take away the last of Singapore’s kampongs.

    I also feel that it was a good thing that HCI students created an exhibition to create awareness of Singapore’s last kampongs. Kampongs were what our ancestors once lived in. However, a lot of kampongs have been cleared away, together with the kampong spirit. Nowadays, people are too busy with their work lives that they completely forget the kampong spirit, which is to relax and have fun. Taking away the kampongs would mean that the kampong spirit would also be taken away. Thus, I feel that everyone should know about kampongs before it is too late.

  • 12. Soo Jian Xian 2A2  |  August 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    This exhibition is very useful to enable us to understand more about the past. Kampongs were once our ancestor’s home. It signify Singapore’s rich heritage and culture. Many of us do not actually know much about kampong and the feeling of living in a kampong. This exhibition have given us more information on kampong and how the villagers used to live and work.

    Kampong spirit which was once in Singapore is gone. Nowadays, we do not have the kampong spirit instilled in us. The kampong spirit is a good way to interact with the people living around us, living in harmony.

    What was experienced in the past will not be able to happen in our current lives. The way of life in the past is certainly very different from the lives that we currently lead. This exhibition will serve as an informative are or us to understand kampong life and more about the kampong spirit.

    I feel that this exhibition is quite successful to enable us to understand more about kampongs before all kampongs in Singapore are removed for development.

  • 13. Lim Zheng Xiang 2A2  |  August 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    This exhibition is definitely a great one as it brings the attention of the younger generation to the places where the older generation used to live in when Singapore was still in development. As Singapore develops constantly, the younger generation are getting used to a comfortable life in HDB flats or condominiums. With rapid urbanization in Singapore, many Villages have to be cleared. The new generation hardly have a chance to know more about the old Kampung Villages many lived in in the past and are more interested in the newest gadgets and technologies. Such an exhibition and project could provide a platform for students of Hwa Chong to know truly the way of life in Kampung Villages – that it is much different from our comfortable lives currently. This will allow us to understand and preserve the past heritage while living in lives dominated by technology.

    As preserving and understanding Kampung Villages are important, the school could set up a few talks about Kampung Villages. They can invite speakers to share to the students and teachers of Hwa Chong of the experience of living in a Kampung Village and set up exhibition booths with several reference books for the students to read on while browsing through the exhibition. The school could even set up field trips to Lorong Buangkok to allow the students to have a hands-on experience of Kampung life and to allow students to remember the past and cherish what we have.

  • 14. Javier Toh 2A2 14  |  August 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I feel that this exhibition is very interesting and i also think that it is a good way to show how the people in the kampong are living and their lifestyle. Very often i hear stories from my parents about the kampong life and the big open spaces all around the kampong and the interesting stories and adventures which they experienced. Having heard all these, i really wanted to try living in a kampong, unlike us the only things which we do when we are at home is doing homework, playing computer etc. Flats and condos have a limited amount of space and you cannot do much.

    This exhibition is very meaningful as it reminds us of what Singapore actually used to be, as Singapore is constantly developing, all the kampongs are being removed and changed to flats instead to accomodate the large number of people.

    Although i have not live in a kampong before, i have stayed at my grandparents’ farm house which is in a remote area of singapore in Lim Chu Kang for one or two weeks. They have a very huge orchid farm and there is a lot of space all around the house. The atmosphere there is also very quiet, although there is no internet or games, but picking fruits from trees and helping out in the farm is much more interesting and fun. When you are there, you would prefer to lie or sit on a chair and enjoy the gentle breeze than playing computer games.

    I was able to experience what my father experience when he was young having to pick weeds out of the orchid farm and watering the flowers, i feel that it was a very good experience for me. When i was there, there was no flush for the toilet and i had to pour water into the toilet bowl. Like the kampong, the toilet is located far away from the house and it was very scary to go there by myself at night so i would urinate in the drain instead.

    By living in a kampong or a farm house like what i had experience, the experience is totally amazing, however, sad to say that the government are trying to buy back or take back more land to build flats or for other purposes. This school should hold more of these kind of exhibition as it lets the students understand more about the kampongs which would soon be demolished. By doing these kind of exhibitions about the past of Singapore the younger generation would be able to learn and understand about their lives, unlike our lives which is completely different.

  • 15. Shie Yu Hao  |  August 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    This is one good exhibition set up as I have went into this Kampung to check more things out during one project meeting. This being a last Kampung in Singapore, it is of utmost importance that we know that Singapore has changed from such villages into now the lion city.

    Looking at the Kampung and looking back into the surroundings, we could see the big contrast between them! We are very lucky to be born so late in the 21 century, looking back at how our ancestors build and construct the country, we must remember that we would have to treasure the things we have now and the things our ancestors once used or lived in– Kampung.

    I hope that we students can get more with such “historical” stuffs as we get to know how lucky we are living now!

  • 16. Dong Dexin 2A2 (11)  |  August 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    This exhibition is certainly useful in helping understand more about the history of Singapore and let us learn the importance of preserving our heritage.
    Currently, Singapore is rapidly urbanising and we losing more and more of our national heritage to give way to high rise buildings and industries. i hope that with this exhibition we can raise awareness of our depleting national heritage and hopefully stop our precious heritage to disappear altogether.
    Singaporeans have been questioned if they have a strong national identity and this exhibition have certainly proved why. How can we have a strong nation identity without a heritage to be proud about. Our kampong spirit was once abundant but with the help of this exhibition we can maybe revive it and prevent our heritage from being destroyed.
    This exhibition also let us learn more about the early kampong life and how our forefathers once lived. We may not be able to do it anymore and can only hear the stories of the rich kampong life. All the more we should protect our last remaining kampong and let the kampong spirit live one

  • 17. Glenn Tan Jun Kai 2P426  |  August 17, 2011 at 12:04 am

    This is a good exhibition which definitely caught my attention when i was down at the library. It shows what Singapore was actually before all the high-rise buildings shot up. It has a lot of historical value and is very resourceful for people like us who do not have the luxury to live in such houses. As the saying goes, ” the grass on the other side is always greener ” though I have the nice luxury of air condition, washing machines, colour TV, I have always wanted to experience life back then, and the exhibition did give me information exactly how was life back then.

    The kampung and how it is today is a total difference. It is a sad thing that these kampungs are disappearing and so are the kampung chickens and ducks, they are now being replaced by all the tall figures which are constantly shooting up.

    I wonder what our ancestors will say if they get a chance to live in the high rise buildings we are having now. Will they want their old way of living back? Or would they prefer the modern ‘style’?

  • 18. Ang Wen Yang 2A2  |  August 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

    The exhibition is a good learning point for Hwa Chong students to learn of some of Singapore’s early housing ways. This is especially useful for learning about the old lifestyle of Singaporeans as we have not been able to experience and know about the kampong lifestyle.

    As Kampong Lurong Buangkok is the last remaining kampong in Singapore, I feel that preserving it would be a good idea. That way, we can still retain some of SIngapore’s rich culture and history. If ever given the chance, I would like to go and experience the kampong lifestyle there.

    Living in a kampong, according to my parents, is one that is dirty and tiring, but warm and loving. Kampong ‘spirit’, as they call it, is one that brings people from different races and religions together and help each other when they are in need. I remember my mother telling me of a story when a attap house in her kampong caught fire. Everyone in the kampong grabbed anything that could hold water and put out the fire together. This shows the cohesion that living in a kampong brings to the people. However, as Singapore gets more urbanized and ready for the future, this kampong spirit is gradually lost as people get more competitive and start to succumb to the 7 Sins. It is rather sad to know that this is the future for us. Therefore, embracing the kampong spirit is the best way for people to get together.

  • 19. Lim Bing Wen 2O418  |  August 17, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I feel that this exhibition is a very meaningful one which enables us children who were born after the “kampong days” to understand more about the olden days. There are pictures of the kampong which will help us to understand and visualize it better. As Kampong Lurong Buangkok is the last surviving kampong in Singapore, I feel that by raising awareness about it , many people would pitch in resources to help preserve it.

    Back in kampongs, life was carefree, planting vegetables or rearing animals for food and money. Now in the HDB flats, this practices are not allowed. Some people still plant plants or rear animals as a hobby. However, as Singapore faces the issue on land scarcity, even the last kampong might be cleared for other purposes.

    I truly hope that I would have a chance to visit this last kampong, to experience what it is like to life in a kampong house, and pick up some valuable knowledge and memories.

  • 20. Chan Hong Kit 2O403  |  August 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I was present when the opening ceremony took place. I think that this exhibition is very meaningful and informative. As a Singaporean, we should all try to learn more about the past and also about the lives that our parents or grandparents had led. Also, with urbanisation, we do not get to see Kampongs in Singapore. As a result, this exhibition has allowed us to learn more about the life Kampong residents led in the past. Hence, this exhibition is very meaningful as it gives us insights of how a Kampong life would be and this experience is disappearing gradually. Thus, with this exhibition, we are able to “travel back into time” and learn about Kampongs. Therefore i feel that this exhibition is very good and we should have more exhibitions similar to this, telling us more about the lives led in the past.

    Giving us information about the Kampong spirit is something that is very good. It enables us to reflect on the current life we have and the relationship we have among neighbours. Nowadays, the bond between neighbours are no longer strong and more often than not, neighbours would be hating each other.

    Also, i feel that this effort made by the group of Hwa Chong students has not been wasted as i have really learnt a lot from this exhibition. Hence, i do feel that more similar exhibitions could be done and perhaps i could be involved in it!

  • 21. Tan Chuan Xin  |  August 19, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I feel that this exhibition is a really meaningful one. It teaches us about the once rich culture of Singapore, and how we have lost it in our pursuit of economic success. This single minded pursuit of economic success might be very good for the country, but is it good for ts people? The people will lose their heritage that has stood for decades. We will lose our traditional place, and we do not feel a sense of belonging in the country because we do not feel as though we have a standing here in history. This is bad for the country, and we will perceive ourselves as people without roots, since we have nowhere to establish them.

    The exhibition urges us to treasure the heritage that we already have and are still left with. If we do not treasure it now, when will we do it? Will we do it after it is gone, when we have no more chance to go and visit it, or when it only becomes a legend, appearing in random TV shows and books. This last kampong is the last semblance of the Kampong spirit that we have, and that is something that we ought to treasure, and protect, as it is part of what we are as a Singaporean.

  • 22. Tan Yan Shen  |  August 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    To me, I felt that the exhibition was very interesting and fun. It taught me many things, like the cultures, and more about kampongs. As Singapore is becoming more and more developed, the kampongs, or villages, are disappearing. They are part of us, our history, and hence to let them disappear would be erasing our pasts. However, due to the lack of land, they could only be confined to exhibitions like this.

    Hence we must try out best to attempt to preserve our culture and heritage, by letting the younger generations know, and then maybe preserve on or two kampongs to let them experience life there.

  • 23. Eddie Lim  |  August 19, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I think that the exhibition was pretty interesting because although I went there a few times, I didn’t knew it contained Singapore’s last remaining kampong, only until this exhibition. Also, the exhibition is pretty eye-catching which is well done because it managed to capture my attention when I visited the library to do work. Overall, a pretty good exhibitions like previous ones we had in the library and hopefully, the exhibitions will keep coming!

  • 24. Justin Foo  |  August 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    In my opinion, the exhibition was a fantastic idea. In this modern age, youths are simply too pampered by modern day luxuries and privileges that they know not of the countries’ past. They also don’t bother about what their parents tell them. Through the exhibition, I am sure that many of us Hwa Chong students gained more detailed knowledge about kampongs in the early days. I have to applaude the design of the exhibition as it attracted attention when I visit the library, thus causing curiousity of students. Before attending the exhibition, I did not know that Buangkok was Singapore’s last remaining kampong. Well, hearing that, I feel that it is kind of sad. If someone is out to ruin the place, the cultures of our ancestors would be gone and the traditional kampongs would be gone. Well, I have to say that I have an interest in kampongs, and I hope to be able to stay there for a while one day. Well, in a kampong, it is closer to nature.

  • 25. Li Wong Kin  |  August 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

    This was really a very great exhibition. I was there and I viewed all the photos and information. The exhibition was really meaningful. This is because Singapore is having urbanization is a rapid pace in the this century. Many of the old buildings are being torn down due to the urbanization. This exhibition reminds people to start preserving the cultures that Singapore used to have.

    I feel that it is very important for people in Singapore to conserve kampong village. As we all know, most of the older generation of Singaporeans used to live in kampong village when the country was not very developed. We have to always preserve our cultures and old traditions even if the country is very developed.

    Li Wong Kin 2P4

  • 26. tan shao wei  |  August 20, 2011 at 12:24 am

    i feel that this exhibition was a good idea as it allows us younger generation to learn more about our past as i had not know until now after reading this article that buangkok was Singapore’s last remaining kampong. i feel that this will let hwa chong students learn more about our Singaporean history and that it is very important to learn about our past so that we will remember what our ancestors had to go through in order for Singapore to become what it is today. i also feel that the school should continue to arrange these exhibitions more often.

  • 27. Chong Chee Yuan 2P403  |  August 20, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I think that this exhibition is a good one as the younger generations does not understand about what was in the past as they are too engaged in the modern technology and the comfort that they are getting and forgets about the pass of the country. Before I attended the exhibition, I did not even know that there is a kampng left in Singapore.Through this exhibition, younger generations knows how does a kampung look like and learn more about the olden life-style of Singapore. Singapore had progressed too fast and the olden things are demolished to provide land space for the development of the country.

    I hope that this last kampung can be preserved for as long as we can, in order to let the next generation know about the olden times of Singapore and remember what had happened in the past by letting them go to the kampung and letting them look at what a kampung is like.

  • 28. Fun Xue Yao 2P405  |  August 20, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Its a good exhibition to educate us about kampungs which existed in the past. I knew there was a kampung left in Singapore, but not so sure where it was and also not sure what it looked like. Also by not having been living in a kampung before, I do not know what exactly does a kampung look like. Before checking out the exhibition, I do not even know that kampung are still somewhat modern when compared to the houses which the tribes in Africa built, according to what I saw on Discovery Channel. Kampung used to be of abundance in Singapore, however due to the constant need of land space, all the old kampung needed to be torn down and make way for the HDB flats. My father also once told me that when he was young, he lived in a kampung also, and it was located near Orchard Road. It was a nice exhibition which allows students to learn about the past of Singapore as we did not have the chance to understand how life was like for them in the past. I hope that I will be able to spot more of such exhibitions in the near future which can continue to enrich my knowledge about history of Singapore.

  • 29. Yeo Zhen Ning  |  August 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I feel that this exhibition will definitely benefit many students. Students which belong to the younger generations will not have idea of how a kampung look like though they might have hear stories from their grandparents or parents. However, this exhibition will help us understand how a kampung look like. Before attending this exhibition, students might not even know that there is one kampung left in SIngapore because they might have the notion that all kampungs are cleared due to the land constraints SIngapore face now. I feel that this exhibition have provided students knowledge from the past that cannot be learn from textbooks on the history if SIngapore. It has definitely gave students the difference between the houses the citizens in SIngapore live in in the past and the HDB the citizens now live in. All in all i feel that the exhibition is very educational and interesting.

  • 30. Richmond Xiao  |  August 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

    i myself have never been to a kampong before and I also feel that many of the younger generation too have never been to a kampong. I believe that such a move is necessary for Singaporean students and teachers alike to develop their national identity and the rich history of the nation’s history.

    I also think that it is also essential is providing foreign students with some basic knowledge about Singaporean culture and history and maybe change their mindset towards their perceived ‘Singaporean identity’.


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