Media and Awareness
The kampong served as the main subject of interest in the documentary Selak Kain "The Last Kampong". The film received national air-time on free-to-air television channel Arts Central. The documentary focused on the residents' struggles to maintain their way of life in the kampong in the 21st century. The documentary juxtaposes modernities and nostalgic kampong life to bring out the dualities of living in a kampong in a cosmopolitan city like Singapore and how both young and old residents adapt to the changes both within, and without.
It represented Ngee Ann Polytechnic in the 2006 Project Pilot Showcase and also represented Singapore in India's Consortium for Educational Communication's Student Documentary Category.
It was recently (Jan 2009) featured in a New York Times article headlined "Singapore prepares to gobble up its last village" which claimed the Kampong was due to be demolished and redeveloped by the Singapore government in the near future.
In 2013, in the drama Beyond, some scenes in the "Kampong Minpi" world in episodes 10 and 11 was filmed here.
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