Want a haircut at 2am? This is the place

Want a haircut at 2am? This is the place

Haircut? Manicure? Foot reflexology? What about last-minute shopping?

Business owners and customers tell The New Paper on Sunday that you do not have to look further than Geylang for these.

And it is not just residents who enjoy the convenience of late-night services.

Miss Olivia Leong, 30, a restaurant supervisor, finishes works most days after 10.30pm.

"By then, there are almost no shops that I can go to for my hair wash or manicure," she says.

So she was delighted she could get a hair cut or a facial even at 2am in Geylang.

Says the Tampines resident: "I don't mind, even though I have to take a cab down. At most, I just have my supper there to make full use of my cab fare."

Miss Yi Zhi, 30, who is from China, says she decided to open Prince Image Consultant in Geylang, just before Lorong 28, in July last year.

"In China, such late-night beauty care services are very common and cater mainly to the working professionals," she explains. "And I realised that is missing here."

The salon's clients include a good mix of both men and women, who come for a range of services in the spacious and brightly-lit premises.

If you badly need a massage to knead away your fatigue, there is Duo Duo Foot Spa off Lorong 25A, which also offers full body massages and traditional Chinese medicine treatment massages.

A group of seven young men in their early 20s walk in at nearly 1am on Thursday. One of them tells us that they are back since they have tried the services and found the therapists to be quite good.

The shop manager, who declines to be named, says: "We can open quite late because most of our staff sleep in after we close. So they don't have to worry about paying late-night cab charges to get home."

The 24-hour chain supermarkets, from NTUC FairPrice at Lorong 38 and I-Tec after Lorong 21 to smaller outfits like Greenbegger Supermarket, are also a hit with the late-night crowd.

Mr Jonathan Bariller, 27, an engineer, who is from France, has been coming here for nearly a year. He lives in one of the private apartments in Geylang and says he loves the convenience of the place.

"From good food to late-night shopping, I can get everything done at one go," he says.

At Lorong 25A, Holi Department Store offers a range of items, from T-shirts, cardigans and bermudas to underwear, pillows, slippers, luggage and waist pouches.

Mr Cheng Weikang, 30, who picks up a box of underwear for $3.90 and a pair of slippers at $2, says that he is buying them for a friend who is sleeping over.

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