Geylang is all lit up and noisy again as Covid-19 safety measures ease, but its seedy side is also back

Peddlers specialising in prescription pills and cough syrup operate their nightly business at an eatery in Geylang. ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
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SINGAPORE - The queues at some popular late-night eateries in Geylang have returned while the karaoke outlets and bars dotted around the area are once again lit up in garish neon lights, with patrons often stumbling out in the wee hours of the morning after a night out drinking and carousing.

With far fewer Covid-19 infections and the subsequent easing of safe management measures (SMM) in March, these businesses are flourishing again in Geylang, which seems to be getting back her old charm.

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