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The Oral Geylang Experience.

Singapore, Singapore

Experience hosted by Geylang

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Ask any Singaporean and they'd mention what Geylang is famous for- as a red light district and a place for good food!

Therefore it only makes sense to explore the neighbourhood through an oral adventure- our food options are guaranteed to satisfy a variety of diets to the most adventurous of stomachs, the best places for the king of fruits- durian to the renowned frog leg porridge.

Along the way, you'd be guided tour guides qualified by the Singapore Tourism Board. But we personally find our best qualifications being how we're residents of the neighbourhood #streetcred #geylangrepresent

We promise to fulfil your fitness steps goals as we explore the 'Lorongs' (lanes!) of Geylang and it's backalleys on foot, weaving expertly through them with the untold stories of the community. You will learn about the social ecosystem of vices, religious associations, low-wage migrant workers and the external influences and issues beneath this the manicured veneer of cosmopolitan Singapore.

Our narrative will be woven into the food options, so do come hungry!

Check us out here!
https://www.visitsingapore.com/see-do-singapore/explorers/cai-yinzhou/
Other things to note
Do let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so that we can better plan our routes when you come on our tours!
Ask any Singaporean and they'd mention what Geylang is famous for- as a red light district and a place for good food!

Therefore it only makes sense to explore the neighbourhood through an oral adventure- our food options are guaranteed to satisfy a variety of diets to the most adventurous of stomachs, the best places for the king of fruits- durian to the renowned frog leg porridge.

Along the way, you'd be guided tour guides…

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What's included

  • Food
    As this would mostly be a food tour, do let us know if you have any special...
  • Drinks
    Drinks will be provided along the tour. Alcoholic options are on an opt-out...
From $107
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Geylang

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 23 Reviews
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A personal encounter with a group of low-wage migrant workers in 2013 led to the forming of Geylang Adventures, where we offered services like free haircuts on the streets of Geylang - and eventually tours dedicated to showcasing an alternative side to the often misunderstood neighbourhood.

Through food, Geylang Adventures tour aims to create awareness of the social ecosystem in the red-light district of Singapore, an often misunderstood place.

Through the past 5 years, we've brought over 3000 people through Geylang including students, academics, tourists and policy makers.
A personal encounter with a group of low-wage migrant workers in 2013 led to the forming of Geylang Adventures, where we offered services like free haircuts on the streets of Geylang - and eventually tours dedicated to showcasing an alternative side to the often misunderstood neighbourhood.

Through food, Geylang Adventures tour aims to create awareness of the social ecosystem in the red-light district of Singapore, an often misunderstood place.

Through the past 5 years, we…
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Where you'll be

Singaporeans love our food! Our tour menu has been curated to reflect contrasts of the neighbourhood, from local cuisines to exciting offerings by new migrant entrants, juxtaposed by tradition to modern interpretations, alcohol inclusive! The real challenge will be our attempt to burn those calories as we walk through the streets, red-light districts and backalleys of Geylang.

Route variations may occur depending on groups' dietary preferences.
Katherine
March 2020
It's rare to find socially conscience experience with deep insight on the existing community and more importantly the community that often gets overlooked. I really appreciated Wanying's perspective and her relationship and respect for the migrant communities. There should be more experiences like this offered. Keep doing what you're doing, this was one of my favorite airbnb experiences!
It's rare to find socially conscience experience with deep insight on the existing community and more importantly the community that often gets overlooked. I really appreciated Wan…
Andres
February 2020
Wanying was great. I came to this place with a perverted mind since this is the red light district. After the tour, I felt a bit touched by the other story behind geylang. It hits me hard since I was born to chinese immigrants like many of those in geylang. I highly recommend this tour. Don't judge a city by its popular cover. Every sin city has a personal story every immigrant can relate to. I love wanying and her efforts to help the community. Not just adorable, but also admirable with a strong purpose in mind.
Wanying was great. I came to this place with a perverted mind since this is the red light district. After the tour, I felt a bit touched by the other story behind geylang. It hits…
Vincent (Aka Vinny)
February 2020
Great experience! A lot of misconception about Geylang. Don't form your opinion until you get the chance to take this experience. You will definitelyove it and will get a better understanding about the area. You will find out that (compared to other places in the world) though it has a lot of negative connotations, it's quiet wonderful and very safe. Highly recommend this experience👍💯 not only will you love the experience you will love meeting your group.
Great experience! A lot of misconception about Geylang. Don't form your opinion until you get the chance to take this experience. You will definitelyove it and will get a better un…
Lindy
December 2019
This is a great experience. My guide was Weiling. She was extremely well versed in the subject of immigrant workers and the issues they face in everyday life. We walked through areas of Singapore where I would never venture alone and examined the history. And we ate food from shops and stalls that reflect the life of the people far from the glitzy Singapore in the travel brochures. I highly recommend this tour for its uniqueness and friendliness of the guides.
This is a great experience. My guide was Weiling. She was extremely well versed in the subject of immigrant workers and the issues they face in everyday life. We walked through a…
Aryn
November 2019
A rare opportunity to gain insight on an under represented/ understood community. The work these folks do it truly admirable and important. We felt fortunate to participate in a small part.
Dillain
October 2019
Wanying is a superb, caring and energetic host! The experience was deeply insightful, unexpected and fun. There was also a good and fun connection between the group who were all strangers to me. Highly recommend it !

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

An open mind, open heart and an empty stomach!

Travel light, but bring a water bottle! It can get humid here on this tiny island.