NParks steps in to save and restore Pulau Ubin's kampungs as elderly population dwindles

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The exterior of house No. 239 at Jalan Endut Senin after restoration works.
The exterior of house No. 239 at Jalan Endut Senin after restoration works.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The interior of house No. 239 after restoration works.
The interior of house No. 239 after restoration works.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The restored bedroom in house No. 239.
The restored bedroom in house No. 239.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
A restored toilet in house No. 239.
A restored toilet in house No. 239.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The dining area of housewife Kamariah Abdullah's house at 760-D Kampung Durian, which is up for repairs.
The dining area of housewife Kamariah Abdullah's house at 760-D Kampung Durian, which is up for repairs.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
The beams supporting the flooring in Madam Kamariah Abdullah's house have been damaged by termites.
The beams supporting the flooring in Madam Kamariah Abdullah's house have been damaged by termites.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Pulau Ubin's kampung landscape is being given a boost with moves underway by the National Parks Board (NParks) to restore seven homes and an old coffeeshop in its town centre.

The project kicked off last month and is addressing problems such as leaking roofs, damaged floorboards and broken windows.

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