Friday, June 6, 2008
Security in the kampong
Kampong Friend - Man's best friend in a typical kampong setting at Kallang in Singapore, adds colour and life to the rural environment. The old kampong scene is never complete without other lives revolving around the people who lived, loved and died in the kampongs. Imagine you were there early in the morning, listening to the birds chirping, dogs woefing, cows mooing, chickens clucking and duck kwaking, and watching other animals frolicking in the first glow of sunlight peeping through the morning mist or verdant haze that covered the branches and leaves of trees and shrubs. It is an enchantment that somehow eludes us, as urbanisation and modernisation set in and Singapore kampongs vanished into oblivion .