kampong spirit

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kampong spirit (uncountable)

  1. (Singapore) Dated spelling of kampung spirit.
    • 1946 November 16, R. B. Ooi, “Village Life in Singapore”, in The Malaya Tribune, Singapore: Malaya Tribune Press, →OCLC, page 4, column 5:
      In the [Malayan] Union, kampong people have the kampong spirit, and in rural Singapore villagers must have the village spirit in order to improve their living condition.
    • 1994, Zuraidah Ibrahim, Muslims in Singapore: A Shared Vision, Singapore: Published for Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura [Islamic Religious Council of Singapore] by Times Editions, →ISBN, page 34:
      Some of that kampong spirit still survives in the clean, orderly HDB estates today. But for the most part, Malay-Muslim families depend on their own immediate members.
    • 2006, Neil Humphreys, chapter 1, in Final Notes from a Great Island: A Farewell Tour of Singapore, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, →ISBN, page 14:
      Attempts to re-ignite the kampong spirit of community were evident at every turn.
    • 2013, Josephine Chia, “Foreword”, in Kampong Spirit: Gotong Royong: Life in Potong Pasir, 1955 to 1965, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Editions, →ISBN, page 11:
      Everyone needs someone. When the kampong spirit is in evidence, nobody needs to feel alone or abandoned.
    • 2018, Simon Vincent, quoting Chua Beng Huat, “The Liberal’s Nightmare: Chua Beng Huat”, in The Naysayer’s Book Club: 26 Singaporeans You Need to Know, Singapore: Epigram Books, →ISBN:
      He says the talk about kampong spirit is worse than nostalgia. "If it's only nostalgic, you just feel romantic about it and you're done with that."