Walking Books Tour: Lancing Girls by Adeline Foo
Retrace the lives of the different communities who once called Geylang home. Specially curated for Singapore Writers Festival 2017, this Walking Books Tour takes you through the streets of Geylang, with a seasoned guide from Geylang Adventures. The journey starts with the “Lancing” Girls of Happy World: hear about where these cabaret girls ate and partied, where they sought solace and treatment, and their contributions to nation building in the early years of Singapore. Discover the people and stories behind Geylang's legitimisation as a red light district, and how it came to be a choice location for religious houses, becoming a place of both salvation and sin.
This event is co-presented with the Singapore Writers Festival 2017.
Watch out for the book's launch in late October!
Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017, 7.30 – 9:30 pm
Meeting Point: Aljunied MRT