I visited Kampung Lorong Buangkok, the last kampong still standing in mainland Singapore, this morning. Pretty much as I expected, vicious mosquitoes included (SAF insect repellent works on them).
Update: A few people have contacted me asking for directions to the kampong. Here goes:
The Kampong is just off Yio Chu Kang Road, near the junction with Ang Mo Kio Ave 5. You can take buses 70, 103, 854, which ply the appropriate section of Yio Chu Kang Road. If you’re going by train from the south, stop at Serangoon station on the NEL and take 103 from the bus stop outside the community centre. If you’re coming from the north, then 854 from Yishun Interchange is probably the best option. Along Yio Chu Kang Road, one landmark you can use is St. Vincent de Paul church. It is on the side of Yio Chu Kang Rd opposite the Kampong, and there is a bus stop right outside it.
You can literally see the kampong from Yio Chu Kang Rd. Take the stairs that go down to Gerald Drive beside the petrol station.
You might be tempted to get there from the NEL Buangkok station, but it’s easier to get there by the way I described.