Geylang HDB Estate Guides

“Geylang” is said to be derived from the Malay word “kilang” which means “press”, “factory” or “mill”, a reference to the presses and mills found in the plantations in the area during Singapore’s early days. Ever since those days, Geylang has been the centre of Singapore’s ethnic Malay community. After British authorities dispersed their floating village at the mouth of the Singapore River during the mid-nineteenth century, Malays and Orang Lauts quickly settled in the area. Subsequently, more wealthy Malays and Arabs flocked to the area and helped built the town. The Malay Village in Geylang Serai was later created to replicate the history of this early settlement. 

Today, Geylang retains much of its unique architectural heritage with many well preserved shophouses lining its streets. It is a hectic location during the day and night. A legally permitted red light district lies at the south of Geylang Road, while many famous food outlets stretch along the main road. Tourists and locals are known to frequent the area as it is a treasure trove of local cuisine and culture.  

Geylang has an estimated 150,000 residents and 31,600 flat units made up mostly of 3 and 4-roomers.Travelling to Geylang is easy. The Aljunied, Kallang and Paya Kebar MRT stations are situated nearby.


Sub zones

  • Kallang Way
  • MacPherson
  • Kampong Ubi
  • Aljunied
  • Geylang East

Nearby districts

  • Jalan Besar (D08)
  • Kallang (D12)
  • Katong (D15)
  • Paya Lebar (D14)



MRT Station

  • Paya Lebar MRT (EW8)
  • Aljunied MRT (EW9)
  • Kallang MRT (EW10)


  • Trunk services
  • SBS Transit – 2, 7, 11, 12, 13, 21, 26, 31, 32, 33, 51, 62, 63, 80, 100, 155, 158, 175, 197
  • SMRT – 853, 961, 961C, 980, 985

  • Night Services



Primary Schools :

  • Geylang Methodist Primary School
  • Guillemard Gardens School
  • Kong Hwa School

Secondary Schools :

  • Geylang Methodist Secondary School
  • Manjusri Secondary School

Tertiary institutions  

  • Geylang Serai Vocational Training Centre
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore


  • Chin Lien Bible Seminary
  • Sagaramudra Buddhist Institute
  • Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah
  • YWAM
  • Singapore Korean School (Private School)

Places of Worship

  • Amitabha Buddhist Centre
  • Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
  • Chian Pok Ee Temple
  • Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery Temple
  • Jia Tuo Jing She Temple
  • Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre
  • Kong Leap Thiam Lim Tua Temple
  • Kwan Imm See Temple
  • Lan Teng Temple
  • Mun Sun Fook Tuck Chee Temple
  • Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple
  • Pardesi Khalsa Dharmak Diwan
  • Poh Tiong Kiong Temple
  • Shan Fook Tong Temple
  • Soon Thian Keing Temple
  • Sri Sivan Temple
  • Chin Leng Keng Chinese Temple
  • The Singapore Buddhist Lodge
  • Then Shen Temple
  • Tian Zhou Lu Zhu Gong
  • True Buddha Shi Cheng Temple
  • Yu Huang Zhi Zun Temple
  • Zheng Jue Si Temple
  • Masjid Haji Mohammed Salleh (Mosque)
  • Masjid Khadijah (Mosque)
  • Masjid Wak Tanjong (Mosque)
  • Bauhinia Baptist Church
  • Berean Assembly Of God Church
  • Bethel Assembly Of God Church
  • Changi Methodist Church
  • Chen Li Presbyterian Church
  • Chin Lien Bible Seminary
  • Christalite Methodist Chapel
  • Church Of The Assemblies Of God Of Singapore
  • Coronation Baptist Church
  • Covenant Church Of Christ
  • Emmanuel Church Of Singapore
  • Geylang Chinese Methodist Church
  • Herald Assembly Of God
  • Grace Redeemed Church
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • Newlife Church
  • Trinity Full Gospel Church

Shopping & Food

  • Geylang Serai Malay Village
  • Food outlets at Sims Avenue, Guillemard Road, Changi Road and Geylang Road 

Community Clubs & Recreational Centres

  • Mountbatten Community Club
  • Geylang East Swimming Pool Complex
  • Geylang Field (Football)
  • Geylang Indoor Stadium
  • Geylang Stadium
  • Kampong Ubi Sports Complex 1
  • Singapore Badminton Hall
  • Singapore Basketball Centre


  • Geylang East Community Library
  • Manjusri Library

HDB Flats in Geylang for sale

HDB Geylang$ 658,888
3 Room HDB Flat Geylang$ 658,888
4 Room HDB Flat Geylang$ 890,000

HDB Flats in Geylang for rent

3 Room HDB Flat Geylang$ 700
HDB Geylang$ 800
HDB Geylang$ 1,200

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