kampong kampong

Definition(s):

  • (n) a native village in Malaysia

Usage(s):

  1. The jungle kampong where nothing much happened, the essence of Malay existence for centuries, has nearly slid into folk memory.
  2. It incorporates elements of Javanese mysticism, kampong social mores and other local or tribal belief systems that preceded the Prophet Muhammad's arrival on the archipelago.
  3. His official hosts were not amused, betraying a fear that though they had taken Singaporeans out of the kampong, they may not have taken the kampong out of Singaporeans.

News

  • Cambodian Opposition Leader Launches Campaign

    Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has begun campaigning for his party ahead of elections, just one day after returning to his homeland from four years of self-imposed exile in France. The campaign began Saturday, with Rainsy telling reporters in the southern province of Kampong Speu that he condemned an attack on the offices of his Cambodia National Rescue Party in Phnom Penh earlier in the ...
    on July 20, 2013     Source: Voice of America

Quotes

  1. "You'll go out to the local little village in the middle of Kampong Speu [a province in Cambodia], and there will be almost nothing there," says Gregory Stanton, the president of the Washington-based NGO Genocide Watch. "Yet there will be a...
    on Sep 11, 2009 By: Gregory Stanton Source: TIME

  2. From Third World to First World: The story of Singapore 1965-2000, Lee Kwan Yew wrote: "We tried to retain Singapore's distinctive character and identity to remind us of our past. Fortunately we had not demolished the historic districts of Kampong...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Lee Kuan Yew Source: AllAfrica.com

  3. Mr Yeo says: "Aljunied, I think, is quite settled. Serangoon has come over, most likely with Lim Hwee Hua and we are losing a chunk of the Kampong Kembangan area. Ong Seh Hong may go over but the final line-up is for the Prime Minister to decide. I...
    on Mar 26, 2006 By: George Yeo Source: Channel News Asia

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