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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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Good food and cheap shopping

There is a variety of food, reasonably pirced and there is also shopping for clothes and household items at reasonable prices. Good place to visit during Hari Raya as the sales... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a variety of food, reasonably pirced and there is also shopping for clothes and household items at reasonable prices. Good place to visit during Hari Raya as the sales are really worth it!

Thank starlightmoondance
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to go with any public transport. Nearby to MRT Paya Lebar Stations. Many Muslims food to choose. Nearby many Mosque.

Thank ZekAzroy
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This residential area with a high Malay concentration spills with flavour - literally. Visit in the evenings during Ramadan and the two Eid, and discover great street eats, and maybe even mingle with the welcoming, hospitable Muslim community.

Thank stpnfz_fay
Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Selling goods such as clothes, dress, trousers, scarves, shawls, pray mats & food. We didn't buy much.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Although many people had dated this place as a red light zone. But I have found this place is a best place in Singapore. Best place to have good food. I have lived in this area for almost 7 years. This place is a consider nearby city area.

Thank francisxavierchung
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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.

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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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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