We will explore on foot of the origins of the migration of the natives along the Geylang River and learn why Geylang Serai is still regarded as the heart of the Malay community (local & expatriate) here in Singapore.
Circumnavigate the diverse variety of residential housing from mass housing HDB apartments, nouveau riche condominiums/ houses, award winning conserved shophouse homes and rare “Malay Houses”.
At the top of a HDB apartment, enjoy broad views across Singapore (and of Johor Malaysia and even of Batam Island Indonesia)
Along the way, sample the famous snacks of the Malay, Peranakan Straits Chinese, Eurasian and of new Vietnamese community that appears to have also stake a claim to the district.
Meeting point: Paya Lebar MRT, ground floor station assistance counter
20 Jul 2014
9.30am – 12.30pm
Max Capacity: 20pax
Registration starts 1 July via HeritageFest2014
This event is part of the Singapore HeritageFest, organised by the National Heritage Board. For more info:
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