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Kampong life in Jalan Ulu Sembawang, 1980s : general view

This is a photograph of a young boy on a bicycle in front of a stretch of open land where Kampong Jalan Ulu Sembawang was located . In the background are some zinc-roof wooden houses. "Kampung" is the Malay word for village, and before the advent of modernization in Singapore, most of the local Singaporeans lived in villages. Life in a rural village was relaxed and almost everybody knows everybody and the communal spirit was strong among kampong dwellers. Photograph donated by Tang Kian Cheong and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_298. Title devised by Library staff.

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Tang Kian Cheong.


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