What to see and getting around by bus in Geylang and Civic District, Singapore

What to see and getting around by bus in Geylang and Civic District, Singapore



Geylang Singapore

Located on the east coast of Singapore and housing Malay people Geylang has a significant number of attractions too.  The people of Geylang are considered to be the original inhabitants of the beautiful city of Singapore. However, it is the malay people here who have strived to keep the culture of Singapore alive. There are quite a few charming and historical buildings here which look colourful and vibrant from the outside.


The best part of this place is that the food outlets here remain open 24/7 and sell some of the most exotic items to the people.  These include pig’s brain soup and frog’s leg porridge. If you have the time head to Geyland Serai Market. Standing two storeyed tall the building has been designed based on Malay architecture and houses everything from Middle Eastern products such as medicines, batiks, vegetables, spices, scarves, fresh food and cosmetics. There are also quite a few exotic products like turtle eggs and snakes.


Spread across 3.72 square miles Geylang is originally a planning area and township. On the North of Geylang is Hougang. To its South is marine parade. Bedok is to the east. Kallang to the West. Geylang is well connected by all means of transport in Singapore however, travelling by bus is more convenient and time saving keeping in mind the notorius traffic problem of Singapore. Besides this Singapore is known to boast of some of the best road networks in the world. Sitting in a cab in traffic is just going to make a hole in your pockets.


Bus Nos. 60, 63, 13, 21 and 24 will take you to Geylang – Singapore.

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Joo Chiat Street - is considered to be the most interesting areas in Singapore by the locals as well as the tourists. The street is sure to remind the locals and the tourists here about the rich history of the city of Singapore. The buildings here look like an art work and have been strategically built.



Malay Village - This is a place originally inhabited by the Peranakkans. It is located near the east coast area of Singapore. This landmark destination has a cultural theme and will take back all the Malay people to their old culture and lifestyle that existed in Singapore in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Civic District – This is a crucial place in the entire Singapore. As there are several protected paths, museums, government buildings and memorial places. A visit to this place is not complete without visiting the famous Raffles Hotel. Spread across few square miles the civic district has some of the most fascinating museums. It is also home to various historically important buildings. The area is also easily reachable from the city hall of MRT. When you are in Civic District make sure to visit St. Andrews Cathedral.

You can hop into Bus Nos. 53, 47 and 11 to go to Civic District.

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