is a neighbourhood east of
Singapore's central business district. Located around city fringe, Geylang is approximately
10 Sq Km with an estimated 150,000
residents. The area is classified into the rest
of central district (RCR) in statistic computation.
In the earlier days, Geylang is known to be the centre of
Singapore’s ethnic Malay community. Now, the Chinese,
Indian and Peranakan communities had join the Muslim Malay community creating the lively ambience that makes
Geylang a multicultural haven so unique today. Hence it’s
not unusual to see churches, mosques and temples on the same street.
Geylang is generally
divided by Geylang Road which stretches for about three kilometers. The lanes in the north are odd numbered
(i.e. Lorong 1, Lorong 3, … Lorong 41), and the lanes in the
south are even numbered (i.e. Lorong 2, Lorong 4,… Lorong
To retain the distinctive hallmarks
of Geylang architecture, shophouses along Geylang Road are protected from redevelopment,
A section of Geylang is the
red-light district of Singapore. The
legalized designated prostitution zone is towards south of Geylang Road (starts from Lorong 2,
extending to Lorong 30). At present, with redevelopment coming to Geylang, it is not uncommon to
find cluster of clean neighbourhood zone in between.
Despite its infamy as a red-light district, Geylang also hosts
several famed local eateries.
The countless alfresco coffee-shops and stalls, many of them operate round-the-clock serving the
very best of local dishes. It
is also a great place to try what so many locals are raving about, the ‘King of Fruits’, durians. Love it or
hate it, these are the biggest reasons why
Geylang is hot with local and as well as international visitors
summary, Geylang is full of vitality. It has
retains most of its unique architectural heritage and is busy during the day and as well in the
night. The area is well planned with ample recreational and
entertainment junctions, making it an attractive place to live in.
Geylang is easy. Several MRT stations are located nearby; namely the Aljunied, Kallang and Paya Lebar, Dakota
and Mountbatten MRT stations.
Bus services that run in the area are:
Bus Service) Transit - 2,11, 33, 158, 175, 197
Mass Rapid Transit) - 853, 961, 980, 985.
The primary and secondary schools are generally located at the Geylang HDB Estate area. Some of them are Geylang
Methodist Primary School, Kong Hwa School, Geylang Methodist Secondary Schools.
Geylang is more notable for its food than shopping centers.
Currently, the clusters of small malls are located east of Geyalng, like City Plaza and Tanjong Katong Complex, Joo
Chiat Complex and Geylang Serai market. More shopping options
will be available when the upcoming Sport Hubs is ready and with Paya Lebar being redeveloped into a