At Sea Angel's Living Fisher Village

The postman knows it as 79A Pulau Ubin on District 17. To folks living in Ubin, it's simply known as Ah Kok's house. "你要去Ah Kok的家?走这里, 这里, 过这里, 很快到." Located about 2km away from town centre, 79A directly faces Ketam Island. Living Fisher Village is the home of Uncle Ah Kok. His mom and other residents used to stay there but with the passage of time, uncle Ah Kok lives alone now. 

What you see is what you get. The kampong house in its original incarnation albeit with a bright splash of paint with some tidying up here and there. All done by a group of volunteers who cares for Uncle Ah Kok ... and Ubin for what it represents. 

Living Fisher Village is a good place to introduce children and younger generation of Singaporeans to authentic kampong life. A living legacy of our pioneers. As this is a residential house, don't expect a sanitised clean kampong house with pretty curated furniture and facilities. It is a home coexisting with nature. If you do visit Uncle Ah Kok's house, calibrate your expectations. There's no aircon, no wifi, no tourist counter with 'proper intro' of the place. What you do get is Uncle Ah Kok's hospitality ... he'll likely greet you with a gentle smile as you step, one moment in time, into his home with an open heart.

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Living Fisher Village which is Uncle Ah Kok's place. To get there, you can walk (30 mins), cycle,blade or taxi there. Just say that you are looking for Uncle Ah Kok's house and the villagers will show you the way. The walk to LFV can be an interesting one as well... Past one nice kampong house with gate and guard dog (highlight is they got surinam cherry & blue pea flowers), then visit a small temple (beware of ripe dropping mangoes), see Pekan Quarry (check out Job's Tears plants planted by the side), then explore Butterfly Hill, past sluice gates/bridge...amble a bit more along until you hit 79A. If you are lucky, you have hornbills flying above you for company.

Living Fisher Village which is Uncle Ah Kok's place. To get there, you can walk (30 mins), cycle,blade or taxi there. Just say that you are looking for Uncle Ah Kok's house and the villagers will show you the way.

The walk to LFV can be an interesting one as well... Past one nice kampong house with gate and guard dog (highlight is they got surinam cherry & blue pea flowers), then visit a small temple (beware of ripe dropping mangoes), see Pekan Quarry (check out Job's Tears plants planted by the side), then explore Butterfly Hill, past sluice gates/bridge...amble a bit more along until you hit 79A. If you are lucky, you have hornbills flying above you for company.

  79A. This understated upcycled tyre address marker shows the way in. Roll along and enter a hidden piece of Ubin paradise.

 

79A. This understated upcycled tyre address marker shows the way in. Roll along and enter a hidden piece of Ubin paradise.

  Private property. Be a good guest once you enter. Treat Uncle Ah Kok and his place with respect.

 

Private property. Be a good guest once you enter. Treat Uncle Ah Kok and his place with respect.

  Quintessential Ubin kampong house. It holds many pleasant wonderful memories of yore. Quiet and serene, life was simple for its inhabitants. Now, Uncle Ah Kok lives alone.

 

Quintessential Ubin kampong house. It holds many pleasant wonderful memories of yore. Quiet and serene, life was simple for its inhabitants. Now, Uncle Ah Kok lives alone.

  Humble abode with abundant memories. I was here some 10 years ago. Some parts have changed but everything else is still familiar.

 

Humble abode with abundant memories. I was here some 10 years ago. Some parts have changed but everything else is still familiar.

  Uncle Ah Kok in his front garden enjoying a bonfire and pink sunset. Along with Phillip of volunteer group Sea Angels helping frail Uncle clean up the place a bit.

 

Uncle Ah Kok in his front garden enjoying a bonfire and pink sunset. Along with Phillip of volunteer group Sea Angels helping frail Uncle clean up the place a bit.

  Pink sunset. We wowed and went camera crazy. I pointed the pretty view to Uncle Ah Kok and he gave a gentle toothy smile. It's probably not a big deal to him cos he sees it everyday. With only 30+ villagers staying in Ubin, this view is poignant....... Are future SG generations able to see the same peaceful view from the same house? Here, my son jumping up and down the wooden planks, throwing rocks sticks and leaves into the fire. Child's play at its best.

 

Pink sunset. We wowed and went camera crazy. I pointed the pretty view to Uncle Ah Kok and he gave a gentle toothy smile. It's probably not a big deal to him cos he sees it everyday. With only 30+ villagers staying in Ubin, this view is poignant....... Are future SG generations able to see the same peaceful view from the same house?

Here, my son jumping up and down the wooden planks, throwing rocks sticks and leaves into the fire. Child's play at its best.

  Panoramic view of Ketam Island.

 

Panoramic view of Ketam Island.

  Probably the best residential view on Ubin? This photo is unedited. Actual sunset colours seen on 1st weekend of Pesta Ubin 2017.

 

Probably the best residential view on Ubin? This photo is unedited. Actual sunset colours seen on 1st weekend of Pesta Ubin 2017.

  Peppa Pigs spotted from the house at 8pm!!! Peppa, Mama and Baby pigs running loudly across the garden grunting. The white shiny thing in middle of photo is the rump of an adult wild boar.

 

Peppa Pigs spotted from the house at 8pm!!! Peppa, Mama and Baby pigs running loudly across the garden grunting. The white shiny thing in middle of photo is the rump of an adult wild boar.

  Dugong Lookout.  A pity photography skills suck or else this lookout spot is very instagrammable.  I asked Uncle Ah Kok if he has seen a dugong when he was young. He said no, only see lots of wild boars and monkeys. With these new marine 'pets', it seems the monkeys now siam the place. Haha!

 

Dugong Lookout. 

A pity photography skills suck or else this lookout spot is very instagrammable. 

I asked Uncle Ah Kok if he has seen a dugong when he was young. He said no, only see lots of wild boars and monkeys. With these new marine 'pets', it seems the monkeys now siam the place. Haha!

  Million Dollar view although many with Ubin close to their hearts would disagree. This view is priceless. It makes a great spot to do nature painting or photography! 😍😍

 

Million Dollar view although many with Ubin close to their hearts would disagree. This view is priceless. It makes a great spot to do nature painting or photography! 😍😍

  Single story side of the house. Uncle Ah Kok ZZZ here.

 

Single story side of the house. Uncle Ah Kok ZZZ here.

  Chitchat from the house. Thick chinese tea drank from a bowl completes the scenic kampong experience.

 

Chitchat from the house. Thick chinese tea drank from a bowl completes the scenic kampong experience.

  Living Fisher Village

 

Living Fisher Village

Uncle Ah Kok. He perked up when I told him I met his mom ten years ago. We shared stories. When we found out he cannot eat the peanuts we brought over, we asked what he likes to eat. "Chicken rice. I like to eat chicken rice. " Simple pleasure but not easy to get since he stays on the island alone. When asked what else he likes to eat, it's still chicken rice. OK noted! 😍

Uncle Ah Kok. He perked up when I told him I met his mom ten years ago. We shared stories. When we found out he cannot eat the peanuts we brought over, we asked what he likes to eat. "Chicken rice. I like to eat chicken rice. " Simple pleasure but not easy to get since he stays on the island alone. When asked what else he likes to eat, it's still chicken rice. OK noted! 😍