Supper stop in Geylang

Lining the streets of Geylang are brightly lit fruit shops (above) that offer a unique experience of eating by the roadside, with cars zooming past. Eminent Frog Porridge (below), located in Geylang Lorong 19, is among the many culinary delights the
Lining the streets of Geylang are brightly lit fruit shops (above) that offer a unique experience of eating by the roadside, with cars zooming past.ST FILE PHOTOS
Eminent Frog Porridge, located in Geylang Lorong 19, is among the many culinary delights the area has to offer.
Eminent Frog Porridge, located in Geylang Lorong 19, is among the many culinary delights the area has to offer.

Geylang, known for its numerous eateries, is where Mr Marcus Tan and Ms Rachel Lee take their tourist friends for supper.

The many coffee shops in the area offer all sorts of local flavours that Singaporeans tout as the best in their category, from dim sum to frog porridge and thunder tea rice.

Also lining the streets are brightly lit fruit shops that offer a unique experience of eating by the roadside.

The choices include the king of fruit, the durian, which is cut open on the spot for customers. Also on offer are other tropical fruits such as mangosteen and rambutan.

Another feature that sets the area apart is its quaint architecture. The style of many buildings goes back to the early 1900s.

A row of eight 1920s conservation shophouses in Geylang Lorong 24A were restored by seven local architects under an award-winning project called The Lorong 24A Shophouse Series.

Art Deco buildings, popular just before and after World War II, are also common in this area.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 25, 2015, with the headline 'Supper stop in Geylang'. Print Edition | Subscribe