What was once a notorious red light area is now home to luxury food spots and holiday rental destinations. Riding the shophouse (a local commercial building that is a fusion of Western and local architecture) restoration wave, those traditional Singapore buildings accommodate locals and tourists alike. A staycation in Geylang is one of the major trends in Singapore, as locals love taking a day off and chilling out in one of boutique hotels after the hectic day of work.
Spending some time in the neighbouring East Coast Park (which is where you can cycle around and stroll along the beaches) is also popular. Travelers will appreciate the local arts and crafts, and more importantly a wide array of food options from the hawker houses (needless to say, the hawker food consists of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine) and biscuit shops (which is where locals get a cheap selection of sweets like biscuits and lollies). If you wish to find out what the latest trends are in Singapore, this is the place, and Geylang will have you never wanting to leave.