Located at the city fringe, District 14 is home to a fascinating blend of Singapore’s underbelly red-light district, the bustling commercial and industrial hub that is Paya Lebar, and the quaint relaxed residential district that is Eunos. Truly, there’s a little of everything for everyone.
Situated in the southern-eastern part of Singapore’s Central region, District 14 includes:
- Eunos: A tranquil family-friendly residential estate just a stone’s throw away from its busy neighbouring districts with enviable proximity to foodie havens Joo Chiat & Katong just down the road.
- Geylang: Singapore’s infamous red-light district, where brothels, religious institutions, and popular late-night food joints in shophouses co-exist in unexpected harmony.
- Paya Lebar: Recently revamped, Paya Lebar is now a vibrant commercial and industrial district, with multiple malls and offices in the vicinity of a busy MRT interchange.
Parks and Sports Centres
While there aren’t too many green spaces within the district to boast of due to the high concentration of industrial buildings and shophouses, District 14 residents are lucky to be close enough to several massive nature hotspots – namely Kallang Riverside Park, Bay East Garden, and the pride of the east, East Coast Park.
For those looking for a little something closer to home, there are even several dedicated open spaces along the Geylang River, and the Geylang Park Connector that runs through the district, offering a respite along the waterfront.
For sports lovers, Paya Lebar as a commercial hub has plenty of fitness centres and gyms to cater to the working crowd, while Geylang is home to the Geylang Sports and Recreation Centre, a field, Singapore Basket Centre, Singapore Badminton Hall, amongst many others.
If that’s not enough, Singapore’s biggest sports hub, located at Stadium, is just a short drive away.
District 14 has a rich history as an enclave for the Malay communities in Singapore, and it shows in the preservation efforts of the cultural heritage in the area.
Some of the important landmarks in the vicinity include, Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre, the Malay Village, the Masjid Aminah, Masjid Khalid, Masjid Wak Tanjong, Masjid Darul, Intan Peranakan Museum, Rumah Bebe, Joo Chiat Peranakan Houses, amongst many more.
Schools, Libraries, and Other Public Facilities
As a district that has enjoyed recent rejuvenation developments, District 14 has plenty of modern public amenities that cater to its residents.
With multiple community centres, not one but 2 neighbourhood libraries (the Geylang East Public Library and the new LLibrary next to Paya Lebar MRT), 2 polyclinics, and a huge variety of malls, residents of District 14 are truly spoiled for choice.
Even with the proximity to the red-light district, District 14 like most neighbourhoods in Singapore is still considered family-friendly as shown by the number of schools within the neighbourhood. This includes Eunos Primary School, Geylang Methodist School, Kong Hwa School, Haig Girl’s School, MacPherson Primary School, Maha Bodhi School, Canossa Convent Primary School, and Tanjong Katong Primary School.
Food & Beverages (F&B) and Retail Options
District 14 is an amazing foodie haven that even tourists visiting Singapore can’t miss out on! Imagine all that good food right at your doorstep!
Whether it’s F&B or retail options, there are plenty of malls you can get your fix at, each with its curated mix of food joints and retail shops. With malls like PLQ Mall, Paya Lebar Square, SingPost Centre, City Plaza, Kinex, Grandlink Square, Tanjong Katong Complex, Pavilion Square, Joo Chiat Complex, and more, what more can you ask for.
For affordable and popular local delicacies, there are many shophouse eateries along Geylang road, at the Haig Road Market & Food Centre, and Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre that you can indulge in.
For café food, there’s an entire stretch of popular café joints along Frankel Avenue, and around Joo Chiat to choose from.
Convenient Accessibility as A Transport Hub
Not only is Paya Lebar MRT a major MRT interchange for the East-West Line and Circle Line, but Geylang and Eunos each also have a massive bus interchange to service residents in the area and beyond.