Geylang, the final frontier

Geylang, the final frontier


Many of these women come from China and Vietnam and are said to be here on social visit passes, which means it is illegal for them to work here.

While prostitution is not illegal in Singapore, soliciting in public is a crime under the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act.

It is also an offence to have paid sex with anyone under 18 years old.


Food in Geylang is definitely savoury.

Exotic dishes like frog porridge and kung pao-styled frog from Shi Sheng Claypot Frog make it an oasis of genteel activity in Singapore's centre of sin.


Peddlers sell illegal sex pills along the streets.

These adulterated pills cost between $5 and $80, but the Health Sciences Authority has warned against the use and sale of such drugs.

Several people have died from taking such pills.


Police regularly bust illegal gambling dens that operate within shophouses in Geylang.

In July, police arrested seven people and seized cash amounting to about $490 at a shophouse on Geylang Road.

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