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  Several shophouses were built around 1929 on Lorong Bachok. One such well-preserved example can be found at the corner of the street. Though influenced by both Eastern and Western cultures, its architecture exudes a Nanyang style and features reliefs of the Sikh military police standing guard to reflect the British colonial days 在罗弄峇祝一带,街上有几幢老店屋古色古香,约建于1929年,街角的江夏平心阁店屋保留良好,外墙饰 以彩砖、浮雕、绘图,受到中西方文化影响,散发南洋风情。这里还有锡克军警站岗的浮雕,反映当时英 国殖民政府雇用锡克人为军警的现象 Reminiscing Nanyang in Geylang 走一趟芽笼, 领略 南洋风情 Go on a trip in Geylang to learn its origins and take in the Nanyang-ness of the old buildings. 疫情后,芽笼的原色反而显得明晰,不妨去芽笼走一趟, 追根溯源,领略南洋老建筑风情。 Located in the east of Singapore, Geylang is a residential neighbourhood with a long and colourful history. Though the red lanterns once common in the red-light district of Geylang are all but gone post-pandemic, the true colours of Geylang have become clearer. Geylang’s Origins When Sir Stamford Raffles of the English East India Company landed in Singapore in 1819 and formulated the Raffles Town Plan in 1822, different ethnic groups were allocated different areas. The Malays moved from the mouth of the Singapore River to Geylang. This is where one of Singapore's oldest Malay settlements, Geylang Serai, is located, and where many wealthy Malay and Arab merchants, including the Alsagoff, Alkaff, and Aljunied families, chose to settle down in the late 19th century. The true origin of the name of Geylang may be lost to time, but there are at least four popular theories. The first is that in Singapore’s early days, many coconuts were planted in Geylang. In By Ruth Cao 文:曹蓉  34 - popularnews 142 

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