Where: Various Locations
Main Light up at Geylang Serai area (Near Paya Lebar MRT)
Kampong Glam (Between Muscat & Kandahar Street, Bugis MRT)
Woodlands (Near Woodlands MRT) - Bazaar Raya Utara
Why: Experience explosion of colours and taste while learning rich Malay culture and heritage
The annual Hari Raya Light Up is finally here! From now until the 30th of June 2018, be immersed in the Malay culture of Singapore. The 2.25km light-up is decorated with larger-than-life light displays which stretch along the streets of Sims Avenue, Geylang Road and Changi Road. Featuring this year’s theme - “Celebrating our kampung spirit”, the light-up installations incorporates traditional Malay heritage icons to represent the Malay culture and history.
Also spanning the areas around Geylang Road, the hugely popular Geylang Serai Bazaar returns from 12th May to 14th June 2018. With over 800 stalls offering a wide variety of traditional food, fashion accessories, textile, handicrafts, furniture and lamps, you will bound to find a keepsake.
A trip to the bazaar is simply not complete without sampling the variety of traditional Malay food, cakes and pastries. Take your pick from Dendeng (Malay version of the Chinese bak kwa made with beef), Putu Piring (steamed dessert served with coconut shavings), Ramly burger, pineapple tarts, ‘ondeh-ondeh’ (made with palm sugar fillings), fried quail and more.
Do you know that Hotel 81 Classic & Hotel 81 Tristar are seconds away from Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar? Step outside both hotel and you will be instantly greeted with pleasant aroma of food and captivating glittering lights. You can also make a 25mins trip to Kampong Glam Bazaar, just next to the iconic Sultan Mosque, by taking bus service no 2 from Geylang Road. Alternatively, you can take the MRT to Bugis (walking distance to Kampong Glam), which is just 4 stops away from Paya Lebar MRT. If you prefer to stay around Kampong Glam area, Hotel 81 Heritage is just a 5mins walk.
If you are in Singapore during Ramadan, do not miss the opportunity to experience the rich Malay heritage, and when Hari Raya Aidilfitri comes around, greet our Muslim friends with a joyous “Selamat Hari Raya”.
Hotels near Geylang Serai
Dist from hotel: Doorstep
Estimated time: N.A.
Distance from hotel: 0.6km
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Hotels near Kampong Glam
Distance from hotel: 0.3km
Estimated time: 3mins