Kampong Lorong Buangkok

Residents of Kampong Lorong Buangkok, the last remaining traditional village in Singapore, are interviewed for their opinions on the kampong lifestyle, on the differences between living in kampongs and HDB flats, and on the government’s decision to demolish their village for the sake of urban re-development. The film highlights the spirit of gotong royong (translated from Malay to mean joint bearing of burdens in goodwill), which the entire kampong community abides by, regardless of race. It is an admiration for a way of life that is being phased out and a sense of loss that is communicated by the film’s end.

  • Director: Sarina Md. Rasol
  • Runtime: 23m10s
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Availability: library@esplanade
  • Accession No: 2007-D-0315
  • Subtitles: English
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Producer: Dayanaa Md. Tahir, Sarina Md. Rasol, Wong Po Fong
  • Language: English, Malay, Mandarin
  • Production Country: Singapore

Cast List:

  • Mr Omar
  • Mdm Fatimah
  • Mr Ahmad
  • Mdm Ainun
  • Hamdan
  • Ms Sng Mui Hong
  • Mr Wee Siew Lim


  • Scriptwriter - Dayanaa Md. Tahir
  • Director of Photography - Wong Po Fong
  • Cameramen - Nauwroz Khan, Wong Po Fong, Sarina Md. Rasol, Dayanaa Md. Tahir
  • Sound Recordist - Sarina Md. Rasol
  • Transportation - Sarina Md. Rasol
  • Editor - Wong Po Fong
  • Sound Design - Dayanaa Md. Tahir
  • Graphics & Effects - Wong Po Fong
  • Production Accounting - Dayanaa Md. Tahir
  • Publicity - Dayanaa Md. Tahir, Wong Po Fong
  • Production Photos - Dayanaa Md. Tahir, Wong Po Fong
  • Interviewers - Dayanaa Md. Tahir, Wong Po Fong, Sarina Md. Rasol
  • Composers - Yim Chee Weng, Nur Hudawati Hussin
  • Performers - Chan Congzhi, Lau Kai Hang, Lim Hui Ling, Nicholas Thiang, Wong Po Fong, Wu Xueping Tina


  • Themes - Nostalgia, Change, Loss, Gotong Royong, Transience
  • Subject Matter - Malay Kampong, Traditional Village, Family, Community, Racial Integration, Heritage
  • Geography - Redevelopment, Rural vs Urban Spaces, Modernisation, Urbanisation
  • Period - Singapore 2007
  • Format - Oral History

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