Geylang Serai lies on Singapore's east coast and is home to the Malay community. Being the original inhabitants of Singapore, the Malays have managed to keep their culture alive and vibrant. This is very noticeable in the goods and food at restaurants and shops in Geylang Serai. There are charming and colourful historical buildings which are protected from redevelopment in nearby areas such as on Joo Chiat and Katong Road.
Geylang is also known as a round-the-clock food destination – dim-sum outlets, as well as food stalls, sell various exotic items here such as pig’s brain soup and frog’s leg porridge. Of course, this area is also renowned as a red-light district but which is certainly not the only one in Singapore – not many people know, but Singapore actually has no less than 6 red-light districts. Interesting places to see in Geylang include the Malay Village, Geylang Serai Market, and Joo Chiat Street.