About the House
- 15 minute drive to CBD
- 25-35 minutes by public transport
Nestled on the shoulder of Geylang neighbourhood, Kilang House is named after the Malay word ‘kilang’, meaning mill, or factory. From its early settlements in Singapore’s colonial era through the industrial development of the city, Geylang has been the warehouse for Singapore’s growth.
The artworks in Kilang house are informed and inspired by the ages of Singapore’s warehouse history. Selected photographs and archived articles from Singapore’s National Heritage Collection have been curated within the myriad of works on display in Kilang House. Each bedroom has also been thematically curated to be in conversation with the context of the room’s name. For example, ‘Singer’ Room has graffitied textual references to the textile industry that Singer sewing machines have made an indelible impact on since they began manufacturing in the 1950s. Other rooms in this House are named after important brands that were significant in contributing to the industrial age in Singapore’s history, such as ACMA, Coinafon, Rollei, Rediffusion, and Setron; an enduring history that Kilang House pays homage to.
About the Neighbourhood
Sims Avenue is at the heart of Geylang. If you’re along Sims, you’re connected to the entire neighbourhood, as it stretches from the Kallang River crossing all the way to Kembangan MRT Station, before it continues as Sims Avenue East. Though mostly a residential area, Sims Avenue had and still has many light and heavy industries, and small traders along it’s many offshoot streets.
Kilang House is nestled between Aljunied and Paya Lebar MRT – which means you are connected to both the East-West & the Circle Line, and it goes without saying that Sims Avenue is in the vicinity of some of the most mouth-watering eateries you will find – from the famous Rochor Beancurd stall to your late-night frog porridge, Geylang has got you covered. Kilang House is also a 7-10 minute walk to PLQ Mall, and a 5-minute walk to Geylang River and Park Connector.