Geylang, The Last Frontier?
Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjure the image of the 'red light district'.
But beneath this seedy image, it is a colourful mix of food, sex, history, culture and vintage. Arguably Singapore's most colourful enclave, Geylang has managed to maintain her authenticity by resisting gentrification. With more than 120 buildings in the area that houses religious groups, volunteer welfare organisations and clan associations, the neighbourhood fills you with a palpable sense of spirituality and humanity.
Amble through the 'Lorongs', learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful shophouses and munch on one of best dim sum around. We will visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple with an amazing collection of 'Thangkas' and a beautifully restored Mosque built in the 1920s. Finally, we will visit a wonderful shophouse, whose owner, an enthusiast and collector, operates a home-store with an amazing array of religious and cultural artefacts, a virtual 'Aladdin's Cave'.
Join our guide Charlotte and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience!
Date and time: 28 January 2021 from 9.30am - 1pm
Meeting point: Above ground, exit C of Paya Lebar MRT.
Tour language: English
Member price: 29$
Non-member price: 49$
Please wear modest clothing, MUST cover shoulders and knees, as we are visiting places of worship. As there will be a lot of walking, please put on comfortable footwear that is easy to remove and bring your umbrella and lots of drinking water.
Please take note of the following requirements from the Singapore government:
- Maximum group size of 10 pax (excluding tourist guide), with maximum 5 pax allowed in any one sub-group and the 2 sub groups maintain at least 1m safe distance and no intermingling at all times.
- Masks to be worn at all times.
- The tour will be subjected to approval by authorities and might be cancelled at anytime.