Hari Raya Light Up 2019 & Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar


Ramadhan Geylang Serai Light Up Singapore

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

Once again, Geylang Serai is ready to illuminate the streets with close to 50 light installations from 3 May to 16 June to bring the “kampung spirit to life”. As part of the Hari Raya Light Up 2019, there will be various light displays along Changi Road, Geylang Road and Sims Avenue. The mosque light installation symbolises new beginnings and renewed bonds of friendship while the “kampung” represents the community with family and friends from different racial groups.

On top of the light ups, be sure not to miss the yearly popular Hari Raya Bazaar in Geylang Serai which spans across Wisma Geylang Serai, Geylang Road and Engku Aman Road. With over 500 - 700 stalls selling non-traditional and traditional food and non-food items such as Hari Raya ornaments, traditional wears, carpets, handicrafts, furniture, and many more, you will be bound to find a keepsake!

While the bazaars are running and the lights illuminating the streets, activities will also be hosted by Geylang Serai. There will be an Annual Cultural Heritage Race on May 18, aiming to allow participants to understand more about Hari Raya and the Malay community. On top of that, on June 2, there will be a 12-hour-long ketupat-making session that will be held where participants weave ketupat shells for a good cause as it will be auctioned while the proceeds will be going towards supporting the needy.

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”.

 

Source: Littledayout, Straits Times

 

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