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Geylang Serai

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Address: Geylang Rd, Singapore, Singapore
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Description: Located in the eastern part of the island, Geylang is today a thriving...
Located in the eastern part of the island, Geylang is today a thriving residential, commercial and cultural district that is full of life and vitality with great food, great bargains and great sights.
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Went for its famous red light area, but nothing much as such! Dont compare with Pattaya or Phuket! very far and noting much.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Went for its famous red light area, but nothing much as such! Dont compare with Pattaya or Phuket! very far and noting much.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had things to do in this area, not the center geylang's red district, but I tried the foods, around mrt geylang the food prices are very varied, but all are very fit in money pocket. existing prices much lower around chinatown people's park.I have enjoy the food.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I spent several days in Singapore on 18 July 2014. Went by MRT to Geylang. The station is Paya Lebar.Since it is the fasting month, there were lots of stalls selling a variety of food and other stuff such as clothes for Eid Mubarak, decorations , carpets, etc. The food were delicious and not too costly. Had a great time... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Geylang Serai is not a red light district as some reviewers had figured out in their reviews. It is the centre of Malay Muslim hangout in Singapore. The red light district is located further down and nearer to Mountbatten Road and Kallang. The centrepiece of Geylang Serai is the New Geylang Serai Market with wet market/groceries on the ground floor... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have been in Geylang, Singapore. It is a wonderful live city not traffic . People are honest and punctual. Lot of place to drink, eat all are affordable cost. And for those who want extra night life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Greylang is popular as red light district but not only. It is a must go for night street dinner. Food is really nice and especially affordable prices. I love that place. Forget about the red light as this is only a couple of streets. Go there with family, really no problems. Each of my visit in Singapore, I go there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

the new geylang serai market is a real hustle and bustle. The wet market sells lots of vegetables and rempahs use by the Malay community. You see the Malay ladies haggling with the shopowners, and that really makes it the more interesting. Some of the vegetables sold are mostly used by the Malay community in their cookings; rain ubi, ulam... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Most interesting area Cheap hotels Good restaurants Interesting sights Not too far from airport Ounce the red light area doesn't bother you But why would it? Maybe not best place for kids though

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

When ever I am in Singapore, I always stay in this are. I love the multicultural feel and the atmosphere. Many religions, cultures and languages are based in this area and the food is outstanding. The accommodation in this area is the cheapest you will find in Singapore. Be warned though, this is the local prostitute area but it has... More 

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Parramatta, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I don’t know what people have against women who stand around in short skirts & high heels while minding their own business. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Women & their male friends in Geylang are very friendly always saying ‘hello’ for no reason. I think all people can learn from their example of friendliness. I walked... More 

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Only a short journey from Singapore’s sparkling and polished city center, Geylang is a world away. Here in one of the least touristy areas of Singapore, visitors are privy to an unfiltered glimpse of Singapore life. On Sunday afternoons, migrant workers gather in Geylang to let off steam after a tough week. At the eastern end of Geylang Road, families and friends happily enjoy picnics. By contrast, at the western end, a more colorful side of Singapore can be seen, as street workers mingle with Sunday revelers in outdoor coffee shops. Take a friend, grab a beer and a local meal (frog porridge, perhaps?), and settle in to enjoy the show.