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Geylang, the Last Frontier?
September 9, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0
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. We will also find out about the Hakka people and their contributions to Singapore when we visit their clan association. 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 in and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience!