Kampung meaning “village” in the Malay language, kampung
culture refers to a neighbourly spirit rooted in the country’s humble
past — and one that binds the people of the nation. It often refers to a
sense of community where everybody looks out for each other. Good
things are shared, and burdens are carried.
Yet it is more than that. It is also about a connection with nature;
it is an unspoken honour code; and a way of living that values simple
joys and being in the moment.
Even though close-knit villages have been replaced by high rise
apartments where one can easily live in isolation among thousands,
different elements of kampung culture are still perpetuated, and in
different ways too. We talk to the people who in very different ways are
ambassadors of this evolving culture.
Read more at Meet the people keeping the kampung spirit alive in modern Singapore