This is Singapore's last traditional village

This is the only surviving traditional village in Singapore.

Known as the Kampong Lorong Buangkok, the village sits hidden between the skyscrapers in the crowded city-state.

The 26 single-story wooden houses here were once ubiquitous across the island. And now... it's seeing a boom in tourists after the borders were shut.

Kyanta Yap, a local guide said their weekend visits have been nearly fully booked since September.

"In fact, because we travel agencies, we try to reinvent ourselves, so most of the industry, we try to come out with domestic tourism packages, and so because of that, more and more people start to come out, because they couldn't go travel anywhere, so they try to book something to do in Singapore."

For local tourists, like Jenn Lee, it is a chance to share nostalgia with her son.

"Singapore, right here, we have (it), so it's better to come to see and experience it before it goes extinct."

But during the country's rush to urbanize, these villages slowly disappeared.

Now, tourists get a chance to wander around the last one standing, learning the traditional way of life from villagers like 52-year-old Nassim.

"Oh, initially we had, we were very uncomfortable, because tourists would start to come and look at us. They thought that we are part of the model of their excursion that they come and visit. But so we took the initiative by going out and talk to them. 'Look, this is what we are, this is our residence, this is like the house that you people are staying'."

The village also boasts some of the lowest rents in usually pricey Singapore.

A landlord said some individual kampong rooms cost as little as under $5 American dollars per month.