A kampung is the definition of a village in parts of Southeast Asia. Malaysian builder Ng Wen Yeh recreates an astounding and accurate dwelling frequently seen in rural communities, with some inspiration from life and memories of yesteryears. This beautiful build shares a typical day around a family and community life in simpler times.
A kampung house is typically built from wooden panels, and the sand green LEGO tiles give it the perfect weathered look. The surrounding area usually has minimalistic needs and is normally built on any available patch of barren sand. The home typically rests on stilts or piles to avoid the decaying effects of weather and rain.
What brings this build to life is the actual depiction of a typical day. An assumed matriarch feeding a brood of chickens while neighbouring kids take bike ride to hang out for the day with a game of soccer on muddy patch. A young mother nestles her young one watching over a nice warm and sunny day, and that cat on a the roof is another familiar scene for a cheery afternoon.
This really evokes the perfect picturesque life — when there’s not a worry in the world. It’s how some of us wish that we could make time stand still and make moments like this last forever.