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Geylang Serai

Geylang Rd, Singapore, Singapore
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Ranked #113 of 331 attractions in Singapore
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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258 reviews 258 reviews
159 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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392 reviews 392 reviews
213 attraction reviews
1,211 helpful votes 1,211 helpful votes
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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Tortona, Italy
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1,159 reviews 1,159 reviews
899 attraction reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

It is the Singapore area known more for the reputation rather then his beauty of the neighborhood a little red light district. I think i'is not dangerous to walk around here at night but I think it's very easy to meet handsome girls from all over the world. A very picturesque place that comes alive every late night, of course,... More

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Worldwide
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537 reviews 537 reviews
248 attraction reviews
514 helpful votes 514 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Just another area. Some hawkers, sellers of fabrics, etc. are worth patronizing. But is this a unique magnet more than any other neighbourhood, for visitors to Singapore? Probably not, for most things...

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I second the commenter about pickpockets. I fell victim to one of these rascals in 2009, please be sure to fasten / hide your wallets. Even with taxi drivers! :o As far as night time fun, it's sort of a crap shoot, the various drinking establishments and "you know what" can be fun to try out. On my third trip... More

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