Back in August I went to Geylang, a traditional Chinese part of Singapore to take some photos.
Geylang is famous for its local food and prostitution. Brothels in Singapore are legal as long as they are formally licensed. Soliciting on the street is illegal however.
It is also the home to many clan houses.
August is the time of the hungry ghosts. People
leave offerings to appease the ghosts that pour
out of the gates of hell. This first shot shows a
bar that has left an altar of offerings.
I'll be back in January 2012. Have a wonderful
festive season! Hope you enjoy these photos
The MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) train arriving
at the Paya Lebar Station, which is the nearest to
Inside a clan temple
Buddhists offer food. It is a good
deed that reminds us not to be
selfish and greedy
Even the incense bowl gets breakfast
A much humbler "temple"
This isn't a Christmas tree. I
took the photo in August. I
guess it is a prosperity tree
The dining table
Life is tough on the streets of
Geylang. But a good scratch
helps keep the claws sharp for
Statues of Apsaras (celestial beings) and the
A few more.........
A variety of Buddhas all in the same pose
Tables and chairs.....
A table and chairs used for playing cards
The dressed up lorry belongs to the Boon Yew
Association. It's an Association Management
organisation. Not sure what that means
No prizes for guessing what goes on
behind closed shutters. Cheap eh!
That's just for the room though.....
Khadijah Mosque in Geylang
You can still see vehicles like these in parts of
Attractive shophouse architecture
This is the closest I have ever been to being in
a brothel, honest!
I started with an altar of offerings outside a bar.
This is a much grander affair! The hungry ghosts
will be hungry no more!