Kampong Lorong Buangkok

2007

Synopsis

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
Release Year: 2007
Subtitles: English
Genre:
Language: Malay, Mandarin, English
Producer: Dayanaa Md. Tahir, Sarina Md. Rasol, Wong Po Fong
Rating: PG
Runtime: 23m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2007-D-0315

Cast List:

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

Crew:

  • 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; Transportati -