Malay Village, Singapore
Geylang Serai is lighted up as this is the fasting month.
You can see the street lights resembles a mosque.
We bypass the red light district while we were on our way to Geylang Serai. You can see all the red lanterns and neon lights on the even numbered street eg Lor 16 Geylang .
The street is crowded with many shoppers.
The nearest MRT station is Paya Lebar which is a 10 mins walk away.
6 of us packed into TheNanyangChinaman. He gave us a lift to the Malay Village where we begin our journey of exploring the area.
The Malay Village has stalls selling handicrafts items, shops and restaurants. Many came here to break their fast. Learnt something new today that they take dates when they break their fast. It is so interesting to learn about different cultures especially in our multi-racial society. This is my 1st trip to Geylang Serai.
Pasar Malam meaning Night Market is a must snack place.
There are many stalls selling food that are so tempting even after a very full dinner, you will be tempted to snack as you go along.
The otah are fresly made at this stall. You can see them applying some red fish paste onto the leaves. The Otah is then BBQ over the fire. If you take spicy food, you must try the Otah. It only cost $1 for 4 sticks of Otah. Eat it when it is pipping hot!
Do try the ever famous Ramly Burger when you come across any Pasar Malam. There is beef, chicken or mutton to choose from and add egg to wrap the meat in the creamy sauce. All of us agree that they are simply tasty and heavenly.
Putu Piring is made of rice flour cake steamed with coconut or peanuts filling. It only cost $2 for 5 of them. This is one of my favourite at Pasar Malam. Try it if you have a craving for sweet stuff.
A lovely little Malaysian influenced enclave of restaurants, shops, businesses and the Sultan Mosque, this is a wonderful couple of hours wandering in Singapore.
The architecture is lovely and the streets seemingly untouched by the moderness of Singapore. There are shops selling Malaysian and Asian items and so many languages being spoken. The buildings and the Mosque make great photos and the Mosque looks even more impressive at night.
Try to aim to be there around lunch time when the cafes are buzzing and choose one to sample good Malaysian food at cheap prices with the immigrant population.
Catch MRT to Bugis and walk to Arab St or taxi to Arab St (Sultan Mosque)
At the museum,there is a collection of malay cutlure such as traditional krises,weapons,musical instruments and a wedding setting etc....Other than the museum,the malay village has other attraction such as the Muslim showcase.Vistors are able to get brief information about the 5 islamic pillars of muslim and other related informations.
Stop by at the Malay village if you're visiting Geylang Serai, especially during Hari Raya Puasa week.
The place showcases Malay architecture, arts and crafts.
After which, walk to nearby Geylang Serai to browse through the food and products used by the Malays. Try the spicy food.
Nearest MRT station: Geylang