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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Not sure what we expected but there wasn't much, did enjoy the walk around but didn't feel the real vibe we felt in similar districts areas in other cities.

As per several reviews lots of good cheap options to eat.

First thing we ran into you weren't allowed to drink alcohol at tables on the pavement you could eat there but had to be in the establishment off the pavement to get a drink, killed the people watching vibe a bit. We were not there late at night may have picked up later but certainly reasonably quite early evening.

Worth a visit

2  Thank Shane B
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you find the city centre a little too modern and expensive, as I did you must take a little trip to the Geylang district you can eat for as little as a few pounds. And the variety is fabulous. Restaurants serving Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, seafood, grills and European plus many others.

2  Thank Miner63
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Historic architecture, cultural diversity and cult-status eateries are accolades not commonly associated with Geylang - which is frequently written off as the island's infamous nightlife zone. But take a stroll through its meandering lanes and bustling back alleys and you'll discover a buzzing neighbourhood lined with colourful shophouses, mosques, temples and more that puts Geylang firmly on the must visit tourist trail.

1  Thank efratadenny
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This place gets crowded really easy! Geylang is known for cheap and local food. If you cannot afford the dishes at Bugis or Orchard Road, then geyland is the perfect district for you. Also, there are some exotic food like frog pot.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Our Singaporean friends took us to this amazing street, a lot of food ... local food from frog porridge to frog legs and nasi . you find best local food

There are also fruit shops where u can sit and eat some good local fruit. i loved dragon fruit

It is however red light area so tourists have to be careful

1  Thank JayHabeeb
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Gonna preface this with I hate crowded areas, but if you're a fan of high energy and being at the center of the hustle and bustle of a city, I would check the market out around Eid. I went the night before and it was CRAZY CROWDED! The food was great and of course the street itself is beautifully lit, but it gets clustered and HOT which I'm not a fan of.

Thank Leena D
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The annual Hari Raya bazaar that has been held in Geylang Serai during the month of Ramadan since the 1970s.

The bazaar in Geylang Serai remains a crowd magnet even though there are at least five other Hari Raya markets around Singapore in places such as in Kampong Glam and Woodlands.

Traditionally, during the holy month of Ramadan, the Night Bazaar was set up to sell food to Muslims after they had break fast for the day as most Muslims families would have just concluded the day's fasting at the nearby mosque. The bazaar offered home cooked, quick and affordable meals to the families.

As Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the bazaar starts buzzing only from 6pm. Fasting involves abstaining from consuming food and water, as well as observing additional religious obligations.

Nowadays, the night bazaar has evolved to include the cultural and ethnic influences of the other races in Singapore. Today's night bazaar has more shops selling and displaying colorful festive clothing, home decorations, flowers, festive motifs of the season.

However, the food stalls are still the main draws in today's night bazaar. And how the food offered for sale has evolved with the time. While most food stalls offer the bazaar staple of ethnic Malay food, such as the nasi padang (mixed rice, beef rendang, curries, vegetables) and Malay cakes and snacks. The local Muslim burgers such as Ramly and kebabs are increasely ever popular.

However, more recently, with the global influences, a more modern twists to the various new food are sprouting up. Such as the raindow bagels, rainbow colored pudding drinks, healthier salmon burgers, home made ice creams, new age deserts that have a Japanese twist, etc. These new food, are setup by enterprising stall operators, to cater for the Muslim crowds.

And the night bazaar attracts the other races in Singapore who just love great food.

If you do go to the night bazaar, be prepared for large crowds and long queues.

3  Thank JamesTanSL
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was invited to go to Geylang Bazaar with a friend who lives in Singapore. It was amazing, block after block of busy food stations, shopping and beautiful street lights. So much food to choose from it was hard to decide. Must try the spicy yogurt.

Thank Jonea M
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Geylang is a red light district in SG but you can just visit the place for sightseeing as it boasts colonial architecture. If you love history and architecture, you would love Geylang. You can google Geylang Adventures so that you can book a day trip around the area. You will learn a lot and you'll be much safer!

1  Thank fey19
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

During fasting month..u got to visit geylang serai...street lighted up at night n lots to shop n eat..

U start visit from the market especially the 2nd floor where all the malay food are... must try are Biryani express.. nasi padang. .kueh kueh. Next u can flow down the street line with hari raya shopping..also lots of goodies too...

Ask around n u know what is yummy or see the stall with longest queue. . U cannot be wrong. .

Thank Angiedimsum164
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