A sterile Geylang is no fun
HOPPING: Geylang is a hive of activity late into the night.
When The New Paper team visited Geylang last Wednesday night, it was a hive of activity.
Lorongs were lined with bright neon lights and roadside restaurants were packed with people enjoying supper.
Some, however, expressed a growing concern with the increasing alcohol restrictions and recently proposed rezoning.
Food trader Melvin Yang, 31, said: "Geylang will become more family-friendly. It is not wrong for the area to be cleaned up, but it also shouldn't be completely sterile."
A balance should be struck, he added, especially when it would be near impossible to eradicate everything that is unique about Geylang, including its vices.
Another patron, Mr Clarence Lim, a 24-year-old events planner, said: "I think this will still be an interesting place with great food.
"I don't think it will change too much, unless you want to drink through the night."
- BASIL TING