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Address: Geylang Rd, Singapore, Singapore

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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Geylang Serai Night Bazaar

The annual Hari Raya bazaar that has been held in Geylang Serai during the month of Ramadan since the 1970s. The bazaar in Geylang Serai remains a crowd magnet even though... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gonna preface this with I hate crowded areas, but if you're a fan of high energy and being at the center of the hustle and bustle of a city, I would check the market out around Eid. I went the night before and it was CRAZY CROWDED! The food was great and of course the street itself is beautifully lit,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The annual Hari Raya bazaar that has been held in Geylang Serai during the month of Ramadan since the 1970s. The bazaar in Geylang Serai remains a crowd magnet even though there are at least five other Hari Raya markets around Singapore in places such as in Kampong Glam and Woodlands. Traditionally, during the holy month of Ramadan, the Night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I was invited to go to Geylang Bazaar with a friend who lives in Singapore. It was amazing, block after block of busy food stations, shopping and beautiful street lights. So much food to choose from it was hard to decide. Must try the spicy yogurt.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Geylang is a red light district in SG but you can just visit the place for sightseeing as it boasts colonial architecture. If you love history and architecture, you would love Geylang. You can google Geylang Adventures so that you can book a day trip around the area. You will learn a lot and you'll be much safer!

Thank fey19
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

During fasting month..u got to visit geylang serai...street lighted up at night n lots to shop n eat.. U start visit from the market especially the 2nd floor where all the malay food are... must try are Biryani express.. nasi padang. .kueh kueh. Next u can flow down the street line with hari raya shopping..also lots of goodies too... Ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Ramadan observances by Muslims in Singapore covers the period from 6/June/2016 to 5/July/2016 Hari Raya Puasa falls on 6/July/2016, which is a national Public Holiday in Singapore. The Bazaars that dots the Geylang Serai area boasts food, drinks, fashion apparels, fashion accessories, festive decorations, colorful blinking light sets, carpets, arts and crafts, toys, baking ingredients, cooking needs and much much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Muslim fasting month, June 2016 is when Muslims (mainly the native Malays) abstain from food and drinks from dawn to dusk. At the area (alight at Paya Lebar MRT station), walk towards Geylang Serai you will see HUGE bazaar selling many types of things such as carpets and food. In the evening around 4pm onwards, many locals will look for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My dad has a favourite coffee shop here that he goes to every morning. He claims that they make the best coffee. If you're interested, check out the coffee shop at the corner of Lor 41 and the main road. Order yourself a Kopi, Kaya toast and eggs there, the owner is very friendly! Geylang is a Malay community and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

This is another part of Singapore.Lots of small shops and food out lets specially local Malay food.A bit out of city centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The red light district and Singapore and major food market with a ton of Durian vendors! A friend from Singapore drove us through the red light district which was a bit tame but still looked seedy ... the Durian vendors lining the streets were quite a scene to behold!!

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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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