Kampong Spirit - Gotong Royong

Kampong Spirit - Gotong Royong

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The most significant aspect of living in a kampong was its kampong spirita€”or gotong royong. Though deprived of modern comforts like electricity or running water, multi-racial neighbours lived harmoniously with each other in their attap villages, had a wonderful zest for life and a strong sense of community. Kampong Spirit brings to life the colourful characters of the villagers with whom the Peranakan author, Josephine Chia, grew up at a kampong in Potong Pasir. The period 1955 to 1965 was also a dramatic era for Singapore. As the country struggled towards nationhood, the social and political events of this time and their effects are seen through the eyes of the common folk. This collection of delightful, real life short stories will take you through Singaporea€™s history and heritage at a human level. For some, it will be a journey of discovery and for others it will be a time of reminiscing for those nostalgic years.Then she pounded fresh chillies, onions, garlic, ginger, coriander and cumin seeds in her batu lesong or rolled them on her granite batu gilling to make them into a thick paste. She would sautAc the curry paste in the kwali over the coal fire tillanbsp;...

Title:Kampong Spirit - Gotong Royong
Author:Josephine Chia
Publisher:Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd - 2013-04-15


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