In the early 19th century, Chinatown and the harbour area of Singapore were the areas of focus. The British were consolidating their position in Singapore while fighting off French, Portuguese and Dutch forces. At the same time, there was a mass arrival of mainland Chinese (mostly males), struggling to escape famine and poverty. They found work as rickshaw pullers and coolies on the docks. A vice area (opium dens and red light area) started at the edge of Chinatown and started to push east (that was Geylang). Some of that reputation has remained till date.
These are the modern public housing flats, well connected by public transport and providing with all basic amenities nearby.
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