: East Singapore : :
For our purposes we refer to East Singapore as the areas in and
around Geylang Road, Joo Chiat and Changi Airport. Often overlooked
the neighborhoods around Geylang Road as well as Joo Chiat are where
everyday Singaporeans live, work and play. If you are looking for
the "real" Singapore of today, this is where you will
find it. There is a predominately Malay character, markets, cafes
and small shops galore all going about their business very nicely
- thank you very much in a harmonious blend of cultures and religions
that is quite encouraging.
Well served by the bus system and MRT, the hotels in this area are
small, one off and usually family run properties that cater to regional
business and leisure clientele - at local down to earth prices (same
for the restaurants). You might not get 24 hour room service here,
but for students and travelers on a budget the value here can really
stretch your travel dollar.
So if you are going to be in Singapore for a while or prefer to
be off the beaten track check this area out - you may be pleasantly
surprised - there are many hotels in the area that set the standard
for how a budget hotel should be run. FYI, in order to remain objective,
hotels are listed in alphabetical order. We don't favor any hotel
for any reason.