Geylang - The last frontier
Date: Friday 17 February 2017
Time: 09:15 - 12:30 (approx)
Meeting Point: Exit C of Paya Lebar MRT (above ground)
Cost: Members $40 Non-members $50
Closing for Bookings: Friday 10 February
Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjures an image of the 'red light district', but beneath this seedy image, it is a colourful mix of food, 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 house religious groups, volunteer welfare organisations and clan associations, the neighbourhood fills you with a palpable sense of spirituality and humanity.
Amable through the 'Lorongs', learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful shophouses and munch on some of the best Dim Sum around. We will visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple and a beautifully restored Mosque. We will learn about the Hakka people and their contributions to Singapore at their clan association. Finally, we will visit a wonderful shophouse, whose owner operates a home-store which is a virtual Aladdin's cave.