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Geylang may be stamped as Singapore's red-light district due to the number of brothels that set up camp here, but there's more to this 'hood than its shady rep. It's also where one of Singapore's oldest Malay settlements is, particularly Geylang Serai.
Despite its scandalous nature, the vibrant neighbourhood beams with the iconic Peranakan shophouses, food and culture at every nook and cranny. It's home to the King of Fruits – better known as the durian – as well as frog legs porridge and the famous crab bee hoon that had the late Anthony Bourdain coming back for more. And a few walks down is the Traditional Haig Road Putu Piring which was featured in Netflix's Street Food series. If you're down for a food and culture adventure, here are the top spots to hit when you're out and about in Geylang.