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Ride to Geylang 2

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.

 

Ride to Geylang 2

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.

 

comments (19)

A colourful area in more than one way it seems Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Colourful past and present, Frank.
I love all the color!
Nice sunrise!
Ayush Basu: The sunrise was made at a spot not too far from my home, Elizabeth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Mar 2020, 02:06
Inspired use of strong colors here, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: For the colourful past, Ray.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2020, 06:34
I liked watching the day lighten, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I like the changing light over sunrise or sunset but I still need to try out some things for the exposure over time, Lisl.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2020, 07:15
Everything here looks modern and fine Ayush
Ayush Basu: There are very few remaining districts in Singapore that have an gritty look and feel to them, Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Mar 2020, 07:23
Very colourful, Ayush. I think this is a good place to live.
Ayush Basu: It is indeed very comfortable, Astrid.
colourful picture and colourful story!! nice, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like it, Elaine. I am finding more about Singapore.
The use of colour lifts these buildings Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes, colourful buildings with a colourful past, Bill.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Mar 2020, 09:00
This gives the impression of somewhere light, bright and fun to live in.
Ayush Basu: Yes it is a rather nice place, Chad.
I rather like the different colour balconies, it would look very dull if they were all white.
Ayush Basu: Yes, colourful buildings with a colourful past, Brian.
How very colorful, Ayush! It reminds me of the Alzheimer's building where my mom stayed for over a year. Everything inside was color-coordinated to help residents remember where their own rooms were. smile
Ayush Basu: Oh that sounds like a thoughtful initiative, Ginnie.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2020, 15:34
I like the colours linking the different buildings together.
Ayush Basu: Yes, colourful buildings with a colourful past, Alan.
I like the colourful buildings in your image, Ayush smile
Ayush Basu: Makes for a cheerful community, Martin.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Mar 2020, 20:35
I like that time-lapse. Such a good looking area - I wouldn't have guessed the past, if you didn't tell us.
Ayush Basu: I still have a few things to figure out to get the illumination better for the time lapse, Louis. And yes, colourful buildings with a colourful past.
Very bright and colourful smile
Ayush Basu: Yes, for a district with a colourful past, CP.
love the dash of color on the buildings. looks like a miniature!
Ayush Basu: Thanks for the comment, Ryan. It does look appealing.
It he cloud layers in your video were fascinating. I like colour used in such ways in your main photo.
Ayush Basu: I like time lapses but I can still improve on how they look, Care. Yes, I liked the various colour shades too.
Jolies couleurs qui égayent la ville.
Ayush Basu: Indeed it makes for a pretty scene, Martine.
They look rather better than those in Hong Kong!
Ayush Basu: Cheerful and colourful indeed, Tom. However I liked the gritty feel of the ones in HK too!

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