Last CNY at Geylang enclave as leases run out for residents

Come year end, Lorong 3 houses will be first residential properties to be returned to State

The 60-year leases on all 191 terrace houses at Geylang Lorong 3 will expire at the end of the year. The land on which they now sit is slated for public housing, a Singapore Land Authority spokesman said.
The 60-year leases on all 191 terrace houses at Geylang Lorong 3 will expire at the end of the year. The land on which they now sit is slated for public housing, a Singapore Land Authority spokesman said.ST PHOTOS: JOEL CHAN
The 60-year leases on all 191 terrace houses at Geylang Lorong 3 will expire at the end of the year. The land on which they now sit is slated for public housing, a Singapore Land Authority spokesman said.
A handful of households have already moved out while the rest are preparing to leave. Since 2017, SLA has been helping residents to prepare to move and find new lodgings.ST PHOTOS: JOEL CHAN
Above and left: A handful of households have already moved out while the rest are preparing to leave. Since 2017, SLA has been helping residents to prepare to move and find new lodgings.
A handful of households have already moved out while the rest are preparing to leave. Since 2017, SLA has been helping residents to prepare to move and find new lodgings.ST PHOTOS: JOEL CHAN

In an enclave of terrace houses at Geylang Lorong 3, a group of lion dancers prepares to set off for a string of performances. Ten doors down, a family of four generations makes dinner.

It will be their final Chinese New Year celebrations in the neighbourhood.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline 'Last CNY at Geylang enclave as leases run out for residents'. Subscribe