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By meWATCH Published: 21 May 2020 Audio: English
Up to 80 percent of Singapore’s population today live in Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats, an environment vastly different from that of a kampung setting. In this clip, Rita Fernando, a former teacher, shared about what kampung life was like, how living was more communal compared to now, and how people were protective of one another, and interacted more often, regardless of race. The unique presence of kampung spirit was tangible in everyday interactions but a distant memory. To listen to the full interview, go to www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/oral_history_interviews/interview/002044
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