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a native village in Malaysia


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I was occupied with the endless chores of the kampong.
In March 1959, after Ong and other PAP Councillors resigned from the Council to contest the general elections, Tang Peng Yeu, the new Council Chairman and a member of the Singapore People's Alliance, pointed out: 'The disastrous fire of Lorong 3 [Kampong Koo Chye] and Kampong Tiong Bahru should show to the people of Singapore whether the Mayor and his PAP Councillors have taken steps during the 15 months in the Council to minimise the fire risk in kampongs.
346; Loh Kah Seng, 'Black areas: The urban kampongs and power relations in postwar Singapore historiography', Sojourn, 22, 1 (2007): 7.
Teo Chew Grange Road-River Valley Road Source: SIT 808/50, 'List of kampongs in city area in order of fire risk', in Memorandum from Superintendent, SFB, to Manager, SIT, 27 October 1954.
This article presents a social history of low-income Chinese nuclear or semi-extended families living in unauthorised wooden housing in kampong [villages] located at the periphery of the city after World War II.
By 1931, landlords had alienated 10,500 square metres of land for development in an area stretching south from the old central business district at Jembatan Merah to the city's southern border at Wonokromo, embittering kampong dwellers, who were either displaced or hemmed in by the modern European buildings and factories constructed along the ever-decreasing perimeter of their kampongs (Von Faber 1934:176; Dick 2003:358).
In the first few years after Independence, with Surabaya's European population half of what it was before the Second World War and its Indonesian population double what it was, the city became 'Indonesianized' and its kampongs flooded with newcomers who lacked formal work or residency status.
Such land included graveyards, riverbanks, untended fields, unoccupied buildings, vacant plots, rail sidings, rubbish dumps, and even kampongs on private land.
By the early 1950s, about seven hundred hectares of land deemed wild ground belonged to absentee landlords, who lacked the money and political support to evict their squatters, while the municipality lacked the money to purchase the land, leaving much of it to those who occupied the kampongs that now stretched across it.
Urban kampongs were settlements of cheap, densely-built wooden housing with attap or zinc roofs and constructed usually without planning approval.
However, in the only substantial demographic study about their formation, Leo van Grunsven's little noticed but insightful urban geography work, Patterns of Housing and Intra-urban Migration of Low-Income Groups in Singapore, with Particular Reference to Urban Kampong Dwellers (1983), uses the term "urban kampongs" and treats them as "autonomous settlements".
Other post-war official studies of the urban kampongs concurred that since "[l]iving conditions in these areas are very bad, and it is considered that they can only be rendered healthy by a planned programme of clearance and rebuilding" (Singapore 1955a, p.
The Malay philosophy, particularly evident in these kampongs, that as soon as he has earned enough to subsist he should relax and enjoy himself, produces a people of great charm and natural dignity, but it must be admitted that they are not easily fused with the inevitable sophistication of urban existence.
In 1953 the kampong contained some 7,000 inhabitants, most of them Malay.
The disconnect between these rural-type kampong and the vibrant, multi-ethnic town symbolised the riverine divide.