Geylang may be a breath of fresh air amid Singapore’s urban sprawl. Although the area is infamous for its red light district and blazing night life, it still manages to maintain the city’s “old world” ambience, and the red light district may well be on its way out so far.
Geylang Near to Roxy Pacific Holdings Development
Geylang is located on the eastern edge of the Central Region and is bordered by Hougang, Toa Payoh, Marine Parade, Bedok, and Kallang so far. The city is split north and south by the Geylang Road, which is approximately 3 km long. The city is divided into lanes (or lorongs) that are given even and odd names depending on whether they’re on the east or the west side. Geylang has been nearly untouched by urban developments, so it is made up of shophouse architecture used by the clan associations, designed to be seen by new coming immigrants.
Geylang Serai Near to Geylang Town
With a population of 116,960 and spreading over 9 km squared, Geylang is also the home of Geylang Serai, one of Singapore’s oldest Malay settlements. You can visit Geylang Serai marketplace, which is a two-story complex which houses an array of Malay, Indian, and Middle Eastern products such as scarves, textiles, spices, produce, poultry, snakes, and turtle eggs. Geylang is close to Roxy Pacific Holdings Development close to Guillemard Lane. It is a freehold condo and the development is Arena Residences.
The government recognizes the importance of preserving the Malay culture and heritage and is so protected from many modern developments. Durian shops and original shophouse architecture can be found throughout the city so far.
Geylang Nightclubs and Bars
Geylang has an abundance of nightclubs, bars, and karaoke lounges with around the clock dining. Most are within walking distance to make night life easy and convenient. Geylang is also a religious melting pot, and it’s not unusual to see mosques, temples, and churches on the same street.
Although Geylang is infamous for its red light district, it is also experiencing the development of certain areas. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has proposed to rezone parts of Geylang for commercial use. This will provide new jobs for locals and expatriates. Since the supply of residential properties are low, the demand will increase and more building will commence.