Hari Raya Year Light Up 2018
12 May to 30 June 2018
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.
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.
Did you know all three Value Hotel Balestier, Value Hotel Nice and Value Thomson are located within 15 minutes, by car or taxi, from both Geylang Serai and Kampong Glam Ramadhan Bazaar? We are also well connected to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), bus-stops and eateries should you want to fill your tummy before heading out.
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”.