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Geylang Adventures

We explore the community and understand it as an ecosystem with different groups of people co-existing with one another. With our love for preserving this delicate ecosystem, we seek to support the various groups by doing a range of projects. Come discover more of what we do.

Migrant Mission

Taking time to appreciate our nation builders

Migrant workers are a huge part of the Geylang community. Most of them have built the infrastructure we enjoy in Singapore brick by brick. Yet, we shun them and treat them as outsiders, even to the point of marginalization. To show our gratitude, we organize projects to work with the migrant worker community in one small way or another.

Be kind,
for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle

Core Belief


We're on a Mission to discover heartland adventures and support causes close to our hearts


We involve like-minded people to collaborate with us, where they have a chance to use their skills to give back

Volunteer with Us


We care about our neighborhood and the people in it


6 days ago

Geylang Adventures

You've probably seen them on Sundays - their only rest day in a working week, playing this game in an open field somewhere. I know I have, and I've wanted to do a project on it since I first saw them at it.

This week, I finally had my chance to photograph Indian migrant workers playing Cricket, a sport that many many Bangladeshis, Indians, Pakistanis and Sri Lankans follow and play with an amazing passion. As many of the migrant construction workers in Singapore are Indian and Bangladeshi, it is only logical that they too have brought their sport here with them.

Cricket is a sport unfamiliar to many Singaporeans including myself, and I found myself having a quick crash course on it. I have photographed Cricket only once before - in Dhaka, Bangladesh as it was being played by the Buriganga River by teenagers, and now I had a chance to photograph it back here in Singapore.

I have previously made images of the men who are building our country practicing their faith, and this time round, I got the opportunity to make images of them at play.
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We grow up and live in a society that excludes a population of people socially. It is through the love a 3-year old has for the same population of people that we are reminded that Love knows no bounds!

Thank you Jake for this important reminder to love!

The Straits Times
Meet 3-year-old Jake. He's interested in heavy machinery, wants to be a foreman when he grows up and is friends with the foreign workers who used to work below his HDB flat.

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VIDEO: Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报

Photo of digger driver courtesy of The Pride, Singapore Kindness Movement
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1 week ago

Geylang Adventures

Setting the standards for other town councils!

Louis Ng Kok Kwang
[Appreciating our cleaners]

They do a job where there is very little appreciation, thank you and recognition for the work that they do for us. And for our foreign cleaners, it must have been so difficult for them to leave their homes to come and clean ours, to leave their family knowing that it would be years before they see them again...

I’m so glad our Nee Soon Town Council cleaners had fun, danced the night away (unlike me, they can really dance 🕺🏻) and enjoyed the food at our NSTC Cleaner Appreciation Dinner 😊

I’m glad we had we showed them appreciation for the hard work that they do and for giving us a clean environment to live in 👍👍

#WeLoveNeeSoonEast #NeeSoonCares #HomeWithAHeart
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2 weeks ago

Geylang Adventures

Shock react“As a social entrepreneur, there have been challenges along the way. It’s very easy to say – this doesn’t work, I’m going to give up and find a full-time job and have CPF. But it matters to stick through.”

Meet Cai Yinzhou, a social entrepreneur. He is the founder of Geylang Adventures, and Back Alley Barbers - a group of volunteers offering free haircuts to those who can’t afford them. Read on to find out more about Yinzhou’s story!

“I’ve lived in Geylang my entire life. My worldview was shaped by a lot of the things I saw on the streets. I was fascinated by who these individuals were and what they did for a living that required them to go to work at such an early hour. As I got older, I realised that they were migrant workers living in the neighbourhood.

One day, I befriended a group of migrant workers playing badminton behind my house. I noticed that many of them hadn’t cut their hair in months, and wondered how uncomfortable it must have been, working in the heat with their hair in their eyes under their safety helmets. Bashar, one of the migrant workers whom I’ve grown close to over time explained that they were forgoing haircuts to send home as much money as they possibly could for Deepavali.

I realized how much saving money from a simple haircut would make a difference to their lives. I wanted to help, so I taught myself to cut hair and started offering haircuts for free to the community.

As a social entrepreneur, there have been challenges along the way. It’s very easy to say – this doesn’t work, I’m going to give up and find a full-time job and have CPF. But it matters to stick through. And again, the reference point is not because I’m doing this out of passion. It’s because whatever that I am doing is for the betterment of society.”

Stay tuned for more as we approach #NDP18! #NDP2018 #WeAreSingapore
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