overlooked by the international traveler, East Singapore (the
neighborhoods and area in and around Geylang Road, Joo Chiat
and airport) is where Singaporeans go about their everyday
lives working, playing and shopping. As such, the hotels in
this area cater mainly to the businessmen that serve local
businesses and offer good value for money (especially the
Hotel 81s) for budget travelers or visitors in transit.
Predominately Malay, there are markets, cafes and any number
of small stalls all going about their business quite nicely
thank you in a harmonious blend of cultures and religions.
If you are looking for the "real" Singapore of today, this
is where you will find it.