18 Feb '13, 3am

@sagabrown @idreamofdurian I wrote about Singapore's hidden hinterland in one of the last ever editions of FEER

@sagabrown @idreamofdurian I wrote about Singapore's hidden hinterland in one of the last ever editions of FEER

Ben Bland The Wall Street Journal The car weaves along the winding country lane, cutting a narrow path through the lush tropical vegetation. As well as the occasional dog ambling sleepily down the roadside, we pass farm after farm producing everything from vegetables to goat's milk and even crocodiles. We reach the summit of a short incline from where the gently-undulating landscape stretches out in front of us, punctuated only by farm buildings and electricity pylons. Briefly, it's almost possible to imagine that I'm in one of Asia's expansive agricultural heartlands such as Malaysia's Cameron Highlands or Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But the frequent road signs warning people away from state land and urging trespassers not to enter "protected areas" at risk of being shot give the plot away. Welcome to Singapore's last remaining slice of rural life: the Kranji countryside. The...

Full article: http://yoursdp.org/news/singapore_s_hidden_heartland/2009...

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