Geylang is a must to visit if you are in Singapore during Ramadhan. The whole stretch of road will be converted into a sea of humans, lights and FOOD galore, almost throughout the whole month!!! This is where the locals, especially the Malays, go to get almost everything that they need for their Aidilfitri (Eid) preparations. You see, the custom here in Singapore for the Malays, is to have new clothes or the baju kurung, new shoes, new curtains, new carpets and new almost everything in the house, as they celebrate the end of fasting month and the arrival of Aidilfitri (Eid)!! This practice is not related to the religion (Islam) though. It is solely customary. But it is so much fun to see this place come so alive during this month. And also this is where you can indulge on the local food. Hot favourites are the ayam percik and the dendeng (even the other races will come just for these food).
Ramadhan is a month celebrated by the Muslims all around the world by fasting from sunrise to sunset everyday for a month. Singapore also celebrate this month as Muslims form a majority population here. Bazaar Ramadhan will be seen springing up all over Singapore, selling mostly food and delicacies. Some delicacies are only available during this month especially the Kathirah drink and the porridge provided by the mosques (slurp!). Mosques prepare all kinds of porridges during Ramadhan. The initial reason was to provide for the less fortunate and the musafirs (travellers). But anyone can get a packet or two...just join the queue at mostly any mosques. Any race and any religion. No discrimination. Arab Street is one of the places that has these Ramadhan bazaars. The streets around these area will be decorated with lights. So if you happen to be in Singapore during this beautiful month, go ahead and drop by Geylang and Arab Street and visit the bazaars and feel the atmosphere.
Hari Raya Puasa is celebrated by the Muslims community to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The festival will begins with morning prayers in the mosque and followed by a thanksgiving feast.
Head for Geylang Serai to share the joy and atmosphere of this festive season.
21 Jan 2005
Literally translated into English, Hari Raya Haji simply means the 'festival of pilgrimage'.
Muslims can look forward to a day of reflection and kindness towards their less fortunate friends, and of course, not forgetting the – celebrations!
The 5th tenet of Islam requires all Muslims to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime, if they can afford it. Why Mecca?
The eminent Prophet Mohammed was born in this Holy Land, where the pilgrims are given the titles of Haji for men and Hajjah for women. Thus for many of our Muslim friends, the pilgrimage, commonly known as the Haj, is probably the most important journey in their lives.
Selamat Hari Raya Haji!
"Aidil Fitri" is the Muslim celebration after a month of Ramadan.
Malay Muslim in Singapore celebrate this occasion and we cook our tradition food like 'Ketupa',Lontong,Rendang, Sambal goreng.
Hrere are the Ketupat picture after cooking.