Friday, May 09, 2008

Things to do in a red-light district - Photohunt


My good blogger sister oceanskies insisted on buying me a birthday meal. As she's taking the day off today, I offered to show her the sights in Geylang (Singapore's famous red-light district) and Katong.

durians waiting to be picked up .... *drools*

What!? Why a red-light district?

Because it happens to be an interesting place....., it's not exclusively for guys but for the family as well. There are lots of good food, great buys and good bargains to be found.

I showed her the largest wholesaler of cooking ingredients to restaurants and hotels in Singapore. Where to buy the crispiest roast pork and yummy roast duck.....


.... Fortune Temple where you can have your luck changed..... Or pray for a good life partner because it also houses the Chinese Matchmaker God (月下老人). ^-^

Wow! Weath and Love!!

It was a very hot day, so we had a bowl of Shanxi 'cool noodles' and desserts. oceanskies was having a cough so she had a bowl of bitter-tasting herbal tea and I had a bowl of nourishing chestnut and sago .

Oops... if you come here thinking I was going to recommend you naughty stuff.... sorry. Would you like a cooling herbal tea? hehehe........









69 comments:

  1. Argh! Durians... can you don't do that to me? Whatever that is being sold here (in London) has already lost their scent after that long flight.

    Hmm... the red light district. Some of my female friends seems to get a kick walking through the area after dark. I have no idea why though...

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  2. ck,
    I can't help not posting the durians. Can you see how fresh and yummy they look? hehehe.....

    Alamak! Your female friends must love knowing their worth... because the men in that area like to ask,"How much?" and then proceed to give a price.

    I'm a even worth a D24. cheh!

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  3. durians!!! i like that. before i hate it but now.... i love it so much.

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  4. Dear Eastcoastlife: Thank you once again for showing me about Geylang and Katong. I appreciate you taking the time to show me around. I have learnt a lot from you today and it was a great break from work. :)

    Thank you very much for your treat to the herbal tea and the red-bean kueh. The kueh was yummy.

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  5. i just had durians 2 days back and got high fever that very night itself >_<" i guess i was too greedy LOL

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  6. Gosh, can you read our minds? We were just 'discussing' about durian burps five minutes ago!!

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  7. haha... liulian!!!

    i'll need to get me some liulians tomoro... hehe..

    faster come and forn in KL, ok? :)

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  8. No photo of the famous Crab BeeHoon in Geylang?? :)

    Blur Mommy @Just My Rambling

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  9. Aiyoh... I thought I can see something else. Where's the road with the different ethnics and races. Hehehe.. in the end, food stuffs =.="

    Danielctw.com

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  10. Great shots. I always love that your posts are so full of knowledge as well. :)

    Happy hunting from CrAzY Working Mom

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  11. Cool noodles sound good about now, but I have no idea what durians are!

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  12. Eastcoastlife: By the way, I have just noticed that the URL to my blog does not lead to my blog. I suppose you had wanted to protect me from stalkrs? *winks*

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  13. I haven't been to Geylang when I was in S'pore. No one wanted to bring me there. Hehe.

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  14. Makan spree!! :)
    Durians season here now? Seeing lots of durian everywhere :P

    p/s: Jaymes turn 18 yesterday?

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  15. the desserts looked yummy and cooling!!

    but why no photos of the durian's meat???

    have a nice weekend!!

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  16. What a lovely time you showed to your friend! How funny that it's called the Red Light District.

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  17. Natalie,
    It is a well-known red light district in Singapore. Many hookers from neighbouring countries and China come here to 'work' and many are working illegally.

    Google 'Geylang' and you will know why. hehe....

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  18. I never have tasted durians but I should try one. I'll have tea to go thanks ECL. Have a good weekend.

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  19. ah...durians :D I don't like durians so you don't have to buy for me hi hi hi hi...

    Mine in here Thanks

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  20. I didn't know a red light district could be family friendly and offer so many different and tasty choices, lol!
    Interesting shots and tour, great choices for today, ECL. Have a wonderful weekend :)
    Mar

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  21. Herbal teal? Must be quite bitter. emmm I want that nourishing chestnut and sago of yours can? Hehehehe and I want those durians too. I must visit Geylang next time I go to Singapore.

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  22. Durians! I can eat these, but only a little amount.

    Happy Mother's Day ECL :)

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  23. Oh wow durian i love to eat those durians...Happy hunting...

    Hope you visit mine too

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  24. Durians...I only eat the candies...lol. Would want to visit this place, happy hunting!

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  25. Not everyone likes durian but I do love durians.

    Photohunt

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  26. I have never had the nerve to try durians - or a red light district ;)

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  27. I pass on durians even if it is D24 so you durian lovers will have more share. I will settle for the chestnut and sago dessert.

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  28. durians, oh no, when you said redlight district i expected different photos........

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  29. ECL...I can smell the durians all the way from my blog he he!! Happy weekend! :)

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  30. Oh..how does it feels walking along the red light district in Geylang at night...! Haven't try that out..
    But I was very nervous when I walk along the streets of red light districts in Tokyo some years back in the middle of the night...!

    Durians..are here in Penang too..ate Balik Pulau durians last week...
    Have a nice weekend..

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  31. Interesting, so you have a red light district too. I thought it were only in Amsterdam :-)

    Sounds like an interesting place to stroll in, more like a market place. Great hang out place!

    PhotoHunt Any Postcard - for my blog friends :-)

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  32. They kinda look like kiwi fruit.

    For my photo hunt, my sweet cheeks and I are celebrating our 40 year wedding anniversary. Stop by for a piece of our wedding cake.

    Happy weekend.

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  33. Durian is a famous fruit in the Philippines too. A lot don't like the smell of this fruit but they love how it taste.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Here are my photos. :)

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  34. Tea...sure. When are you free? He he.

    We have been here once.We saw so many fruits while passing by so I asked hubby to stop. While browsing for fruits we have notice lots of women standing in every corner...and then hubby found out from work that that area was the red light district. He hee. Have a great weekend.

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  35. Sounds like a fun time and you took some great shots.

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  36. Amazing variety of things to do!

    Have a great weekend.

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  37. I used to live on Sing Joo Walk and often walked through Geylang on the way home from work. Interesting part of Singapore, especially late at night.

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  38. These are great photos, and sounds like an interesting place. It's fun to post whatever we like this week eh! Happy PH and have a great weekend!

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  39. liu lian liu lian wo ai ni! hahaha!

    i wud love to hv some herbal teas or soups! hehe...

    ecl mama, happy mommy's day!!! muaks muaks!

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  40. An interesting red light district! I haven't been to many, actually i haven't been to any, not even in Amsterdam, so I can't compare :)

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  41. Durians? Aren't they the really smelly ones?!

    Just read your previous post too - good luck and God bless you and your son and keep you safe.

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  42. wow durian!!!! love it so much. yummmm. cant wait for August cos that's the peak season here and i enjoy watching the prices go down.

    eat till u drop!

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  43. ecl,
    Will you bring me there for naughty stuff...oppss...I mean those wonderful food?:P

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  44. Thanks for letting me visit, throught picturees, this wonderful place! I liked the pictures. I've never had, or seen, a Durian.

    thanks for stopping by my SW.

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  45. fabulous! I love your photos! Very interesting post

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  46. Wow ... after reading your post, I also want to go Geylang. If I do get caught by Cynthia, I will give her your number, can? I am sure you can concoct a credible story for me :)

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  47. Ha ha... I was wondering where you were going with this... Nice Photos!!

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  48. happy mother's day, ECL!!!
    Didn't try the turtle soup in Geylang lorong 21?

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  49. Sound like a fun place, sure hope you enjoyed your day.

    My picture is up and I tried something different.

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  50. Nice shots Eastcoastlife. The durians I've seen in London are. lets say, fragrant! Have a great weekend

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  51. great shots, perfect catch indeed! Hope you'll visit mine too...Hope you'll visit mine too...

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  52. Was never a big fan of durians until I tasted it and oh it tasty!

    Never mind the smell, I said to myself, lol.

    Great entry!

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  53. i love durian! didn't get to visit that place when I was there about 2 years ago

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  54. Doubt I would ever go there alone but with a friend feels safer to me. I enjoyed learning more about your life tho.

    Thanks for dropping by -- its been a long time because I don't do photo hunters any more since it got too big for me.

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  55. HUh? Like that only ah....??? Durians and food in red-light district? But I like the coverage. :P

    Next time, you must bring me to that largest wholesaler of cooking ingredients ..I curious...rather kaypoh. No lah, you tell me where, I go myself lah! Hee heee....

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  56. is the first pic durians?

    happy mothers day,East coast!!

    hugs,
    ghee

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  57. Good morning! Nope nope my GR is a female. :D

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  58. I loves durians, but it's too high in phosphate and potassium, not good for my bones and heart :(

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