- View of Geylang-
The Geylang district is
home to nine of our Hotels: Hotel 81 Geylang, Hotel 81 Hollywood,
Hotel 81 Palace, Hotel 81 Gold, Hotel 81 Orchid, Hotel 81 Princess,
Hotel 81 Star, Hotel 81 Cherry & Hotel 81 Spring.
Located just on the outskirts of the Central Business
District, CBD (connected via the Nicoll Highway), Geylang is conveniently
sited on the eastern part of Singapore, almost between Changi International
Airport and the CBD.
Geylang is a colourful landscape of small restaurant
and eateries, neon lights, interesting entertainment outlets and
the largest collection of durian (strong smelling tropical fruit)
stalls on the island. Recently, more concept retailers are lining
Geylang main road, offering an “interest” blend of merchandise.
Geylang is rejuvenating and has the makings of budget tourist hub,
bubbling with restaurants, shopping and good value tourists accommodations.
Within a small geographical area, Geylang has a
few mosques, churches and quite a few Buddhist & Taoist temples.
A good example of colourful and vibrant environment.
Geographically, Geylang Road cuts across Geylang,
franked by Guillemard Road and Sims Avenue on either side. Small
lanes, locally called “Lorong”s (in Malay, one of the
four main languages spoken in Singapore), connect Geylang Road to
either Sims Avenue or Guillemard Road. It is in these Lorongs that
most Hotels, residential blocks, institutions (association, clans
etc) and religious buildings are located. The Lorongs are arranged
numerically, with odd Lorongs nearer to Sims Avenue and even Lorongs
nearer to Guillemard Road.
The train leaving the Airport station
only shuttles between the airport and the Tanah Merah Station
(EW4). Passengers must then alight (and walk across the platform)
to await the train on the EW (East West) line.
Once on train on EW line, you must alight at Aljunied MRT
Ask the station master (or any passerby) for direction
to the Hotel 81 which you have made your reservation.
Note: ps remember to mention the which Lorong the hotel
Hop on bus service number 24 at Bus Port
2 and alight at Bedok Bus Interchange. Next, take bus service
number 2 or 67 to get to Geylang.
20 minutes drive (about S$15)