Chris and I brought oceanskies, my blogger buddy, on a tour of the countryside. Our first stop was to the last village of Singapore, Kampong Buangkok.
We met some residents and spoke to them. We could simply walked in unannounced into one villager's garden and admire the lush greenery surrounding his humble house.
We discovered a secret garden in the village.
A creative DIY structure, a nice place to relax during evenings ....
We came to this simple wooden hut,.......
where a father was teaching his daughter to fry vegetables in their outdoor kitchen. They have their meals in an alfresco setting. Cool!
The father fried two plates of vegetables and sent one plate to his elderly next-door neighbours. Sharing whatever one has with his fellow neighbours are very common in this village.
A Malay family whom we were chatting with, generously invited us to their BBQ on an upcoming special occasion.
Modern apartments can be seen from the village. In another 3 to 4 years' time, Singapore's last village will be demolished and redeveloped by the government.
How to get there :
By car - Try Yio Chi Kang Rd near the junction of Ang Mo Kio Ave 5, then Gerald Drive
By bus - Numbers 70, 103, 854