Guided Tour: Geylang

Date/Time
Date(s) - 16 April 2022
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Paya Lebar MRT Exit C

Categories


Dear Members & Friends,

Join us for a guided tour with Charlotte Chu to explore some interesting places in Geylang.

Mention Geylang and for many, the name immediately conjure the image of the “red light district”.¬†But beneath this seedy image, it is a colorful mix of food, sex, history, culture and vintage.¬†Arguably Singapore’s most colorful enclave, Geylang has managed to maintain her authenticity by¬†resisting gentrification. With more than 120 buildings in the area that houses religious groups,¬†volunteer welfare organisations and clan associations, the neighborhood fills you with a palpable¬†sense of spirituality and humanity.¬†Amble through the “Lorongs”, learn about the history of the various sectors, marvel at the beautiful¬†shophouses and munch on one of best dim sum around.¬†We will visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple¬†with an amazing collection of “Thangkas” and a beautifully restored Mosque built in the 1920s.¬†Finally, we will visit a wonderful shophouse, whose owner, an enthusiast and collector, operates a¬†home-store with an amazing array of religious and cultural artefacts, a virtual “Aladdin’s Cave”

Join in and enjoy this multicultural and multisensory experience!

Date: Saturday 16th of April

Meeting point: Paya Lebar MRT exit C street level

Time: 9.30 am to 1 pm

Fees: $48 for Members, $58 for non-Members

Please note: wear modest clothing, MUST cover shoulders and knees, as we are visiting places of worship. As there will be a lot of walking, please put on comfortable footwear that is easy to remove and bring your umbrella and lots of drinking water.

Kind regards,
Julie

Notes: Limit to 12 pax due to space constraints in the shophouse. Registration is mandatory if you wish to attend this event. Please register by April 14th.


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No-shows & cancellations fees:

No-shows will be charged. Free cancellation can be done till 2 days prior to the event by sending an email to: ecteam@swiss-sg.org. Cancellations made later will be charged the event costs.

Bookings are closed for this event.