Reading this from here brought tears to my eyes.
... I am now the on looker, the outsider looking at the kampong dwellers from the eyes of a Singapore Malay urbanite, a far, far cry from the innocent child, who was clueless that one day his very own kampong life will eventually be taken away from him. So I too wonder how much longer can the kampong folks at Sungai Buloh withstand the pressure of city life that is fast knocking on their doors ...
I feel deeply the grief of the blog owner through her lament
...Chinatown is still standing and thriving. Serangoon Road or Little India survives to tell many a tale. Kampung Melayu and other Malay settlements on the East Coast and West Coast have been obliterated ( like Kampung Fatimah) or tarted into high-rise HDB flats and farcical 'theme parks'. Although there's nothing new in this 'cleansing' - the British in the 1820s shunted the Malay settlers along the Singapore River to Telok Blangah - the PAP more or less knocked the nails into the coffin.
I am seeing it happening up north
Also in Mat Sabu's latest claim
And there is this tugu peringatan [something connected to Mat Sabu's claim] erected specially in Nilai.
And I can only sigh!