Singapore

The Concrete Jungle

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/01/03/world/1194837118520/the-last-village.html

I liked this video about the last village in Singapore. I think it would be interesting for people who don’t live in Singapore to watch to see a little of the way Singapore was and how it has become the concrete jungle.

The residents of the kampong (village) do not want to move to an HDB (government housing development board).   I wouldn’t either.   But, I see HDBs daily, I shop at HDB market stalls and I admire what “nature” the residents (former villagers at one time) bring to their decks in their potted gardens. The towering HDBs, which at first look absolutely resemble a concrete jungle, are truely efficient communities in a populous country with limited landspace.

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