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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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Festive mood during Ramadan

Each year during the Ramadan the area is bustling with street vendors selling all sort of essential food stuffs, clothings and accessories. I took a walk shortly after lunch at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Yes, it's a special occasion each year that this occurs, but the food and goods available are the same as any fair in Singapore. The kebabs are the best food on offer. Lots of fried food and rugs for sale.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Each year during the Ramadan the area is bustling with street vendors selling all sort of essential food stuffs, clothings and accessories. I took a walk shortly after lunch at the nearby Haig Road Food Centre just to immerse myself in the festive mood! Starting from the Haig Road Food Centre one cannot miss the popular Putu Piring at stall#... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The bazaar is held during the fasting month of Ramadan. The atmosphere and ambiance is electric. Locals and visitors abound in the night. I love the light up along the roads and on buildings. It was still buzzing when we left at 11.30 pm. If you love crowds, food, festivity, carpets and plenty of people watching, I urge you to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I'm pretty sure you know what goes on here, anyway, great place and worth a visit. Lots of fun things to do, i recommend coming here with a friend though as probably boring alone.

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New Delhi, India
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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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Address: Geylang Rd, Singapore, Singapore
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Geylang

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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.
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