Chinese restaurants in Geylang. Immigrants from China began to flock to the area during Singapore’s construction boom at the start of the new millennium. Photo: Clifford Lee

Geylang, oh Geylang! How mainland Chinese fell in and out of love with Singapore’s red-light district

  • Cheap rent, food and sex once drew Chinese foreign workers – and plenty of locals – to the enclave
  • But two decades on, Geylang is a shadow of its former self, a situation that saddens many of its residents
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Chinese restaurants in Geylang. Immigrants from China began to flock to the area during Singapore’s construction boom at the start of the new millennium. Photo: Clifford Lee
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