Spanning 7 weeks from 20 May to 7 July 2017, the annual Hari Raya Light Up will feature larger-than-life light displays, fashioned after traditional Malay symbols. Installations include a 4.4-metre-tall wau, or a Kelantanese kite, as well as a 12-metre-wide kelong and sampan, which will form the main stage area for free weekend performances and movie screenings by the late Malay director P. Ramlee.
The 2.25km light-up, which spans Sims Avenue and Changi Road, will comprise more than 900,000 LED lights and includes an exhibition area with a structure built in the shape of a ketupat (rice dumpling), as well as arches decorated with festive greetings.
The hugely popular Geylang Serai Bazaar returns from 25 May to 24 June with more than 1,000 stalls selling goods such as Baju Kurung (traditional Malay attire), decorative items, traditional goodies such as kueh tart (pineapple tarts) and kueh bangkit (tapioca cookies), snacks like rainbow planet ice-cream buns and more.
The annual Hari Raya Light-Up also provides an opportunity for local and international visitors alike to explore the precinct and understand more about the Malay culture in Singapore.
Do you know that Hotel Boss is minutes away from Kampong Glam Bazaar? You can also make a 25mins trip to Geylang Serai light up and bazaar by taking bus service no 2 from Victoria Street. Alternatively, you can take the MRT to Paya Lebar which is just 4 stops away from Lavender MRT.
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”.