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Where to celebrate Hari Raya 2017 in Singapore

Among Singapore’s most important cultural celebrations, Hari Raya is a time of daytime fasting and midnight feasting, and perhaps the best place to experience this is in the Paya Lebar and Eunos area. Many Muslims celebrate Hari Raya by inviting their non-Malay friends and neighbours to their homes, and flocking to the Serai for food, colourful lights and atmosphere to mark Ramadan.

Light arches hari raya
Words of blessing light up the streets

After dark, you can’t miss the dazzling street decorations powered by 900,000 LED bulbs, and the large marquees of Geylang Serai Bazaar lining Changi Road. Inside are over 1,000 stalls selling food (everything from candyfloss to burritos, poke bowls, rainbow planet ice-cream buns and tapioca cookies), décor, clothes, traditional costumes and more.

Where:

A 2.25km stretch of Sims Avenue and Changi Road

Wau bulan kite hari raya
Wau bulan, a intricately designed traditional moon-kite

Which MRT:

Eunos and Paya Lebar

When:

  • Nightly until 7 July. Sunday to Thursday, 7am to midnight. Friday and Saturday, 7pm to 2am
  • On 24 June, the eve of Hari Raya Puasa, the closing time is 6am. Geylang Serai Bazaar is open from 11am daily until 24 June.

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