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Address: Geylang Rd, Singapore, Singapore
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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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a foodie's delight

so many choices to try and eat ..there's many variety of cuisine to try .. and at a real cheap price .. definitely worth a 2nd visit :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so many choices to try and eat ..there's many variety of cuisine to try .. and at a real cheap price .. definitely worth a 2nd visit :)

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Geylang Serai is a large area of Singapore, and besides being the home for thousands of people in attractive high rise apartments, it contains a central meeting place of the Malay Community. Shops and an excellent Market are in evidence, and the bargain hunter will find attractive deals on brand new merchandise that would cost so much more in certain... More 

Thank Leslie W
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Geylang Serai is the Malay section of the Geylang district and should be distinguished from the red-light district further up the road. In this section you will see traditional Malay shops, an occasional mosque, a huge market and various historical buildings not necessarily in the best condition. Easily combined with a visit to nearby Joo Chiat and Katong.

Thank KGB777
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My friend recommended to look around Geylang, This district is known for its mafia activity, sex and drugs. (Geylang Road) Well, I visited this area during daytime and that was nothing special. Shabby shops, tired faces and one or two early bird hookers. The best thing was when we arrived at the metro station to leave.

Thank OZS969
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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.

Thank Niko C
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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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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