25 Aug '14, 5am

A transforming Geylang

A transforming Geylang

The Maple and Market cake shop located in Cassia Crescent, on the fringes of Geylang. The affordable rents, access to MRT stations and grungy character of the neighbourhood have made the area a draw. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES GEYLANG has been attracting an eclectic mix of newcomers recently. Since last year, at least 10 businesses ranging from start-ups to cafes, co-working spaces and design firms have opened up in the neighbourhood and nearby places such as Cassia Crescent and the old badminton hall in Guillemard Road. Most of them are owned by entrepreneurs in their 20s and 30s, drawn there by affordable rents, access to MRT stations and the grungy character of the neighbourhood. According to Ms Edith Tay, the director of real estate company PropertyBank, the growing number of residents from new condominiums is also a pull factor, especially for business...

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