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GEYLANG, THE LAST FRONTIER

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $600 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $669 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $822 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $878 USD
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GEYLANG, THE LAST FRONTIER

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Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjure the image of the 'red light district'. The Geylang area of Singapore continues to be one of the hottest topics in Asia, and millions wander the three mile Geylang Road and it’s surrounding “lorongs” each year.

But beneath this seedy image, it is a colorful mix of food, sex, history, culture and vintage. Arguably Singapore's most colorful 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 organizations and clan associations, the neighborhood fills you with a palpable sense of spirituality and humanity.

Amble through the 'Lorongs', small roads, learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful shop houses 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 shop house, whose owner, an enthusiast and collector, operates a home-store with an amazing array of religious and cultural artefacts, a virtual 'Aladdin's Cave'. At this last stop, you may stay and linger at your leisure.

Join in and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from cruise ship pier or area hotel
  • Licensed English speaking guide
  • Learn the history of the Geylang area, the Red Light District
  • Wander among the narrow streets or Lorongs, learning of the shop houses and the welfare organizations
  • Taste the best Dim Sum
  • Visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple
  • Stop in an old restored Mosque

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

See Special Instructions Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.
• Please expect to leave a donation at places of worship, about $5.00 SGD.
• You will be expected to leave a gift for the Clan Association and Home Store of about $20.00 SGD.
• Food and beverages are not included in the tour cost.
• Please note that while transportation is included, this program involves a lot of walking. Please wear appropriate footware.

Restrictions

• Modest dress is required for this program. Please do not wear shorts, sleeveless tops, skirts above the knee, or revealing clothing. If preferred, you may wear a shawl to cover your shoulders. This applies to children as well.