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About Geylang

 Geylang Area

 

Geylang 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 38). 

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 

In 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.

 

Transportation

Travelling to 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: 

·        SBS (Singapore Bus Service) Transit - 2,11, 33, 158, 175, 197  

·        SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) - 853, 961, 980, 985.  

·        Night Services - NR7  

 

 

Educational Institutions

 

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. 

 

Shopping Centers 

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 commercial hub. 

 

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