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"Kicking off in Geylang" Singapore Off The Beaten Path Tip by Bonobo2005

Singapore Off The Beaten Path: 431 reviews and 571 photos

Geylang Park Connector / Marina East extension (3)

Try to get an upstairs front window seat as you travel preferably by double decker bus into Geylang (f.e.#51 from Bugis MRT – disembark at Sims Ave stop B13 and walk along lor 40 to Geylang Road).

Geylang is primarily the Malay part of town and this might well be the only part of Urban Singapore that has hardly been “Singaporeanized”, unlike f.e. Little India and Chinatown that are much more Singapore than India or China. In other words, if you want to maintain that typical Asian feel during your extensive travels in the region, Geylang is the obvious place to stay!

Geylang is vibrant, chaotic, seedy in parts especially after dark but most of all is recognized for its island wide famous large variety of food at bargain prices. In daytime only the signboards and unlit neon lights give you a hint about what’s going on at night.

This walk starts along lor 37 off Geylang Road at the canal. Just a few hundred meters on your way you will cross Guillemard Road, where you can use a hearty lunch of Crocodile Ribs and Turtle Legs at Turtle House Seafood Restaurant – if you’re fancy!

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  • Written Jul 30, 2007
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