As Muslims prepare to receive the month of Ramadan, the precinct of Geylang Serai will be decorated with a 12-m high, 5-lanes wide 3-D arch display depicting a mosque’s dome, as well as over 50 light installations that will illuminate a 2.25 km stretch covering Sims Avenue, Geylang Road and Changi Road.
The displays, based on Malay art and cultural icons, will include two other 3-D arches, one depicting a mosque, and the other a traditional kampung house and sampan. Lights shaped as flowers and crescents will also be installed along the roads, a number that may lead one to a misconception that it is a festival of lights.
The lights installation will last till June 30, ample time for everyone to get your Instagram-worthy shots.
In addition, the much raved about Geylang Serai bazaar will also be opened in that period, with an estimated number of 800 stalls that will be set up. They will sell goods such as traditional costumes and street foods such as vadai and Ramly burger and many more.
As a highlight of this festivity, themed “Celebrating Our Kampung Spirit”- as it name suggests, will be a gathering of residents and other members of the constituency at sunset to break fast together at Wisma Geylang Serai, a new Malay-Muslim social and cultural heritage hub.
The operations of the Geylang Serai bazaar will be ongoing till June 14, a day before Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
If you have never been to the bazaar, it is highly recommended! Even if you have, do check out this year’s installations. As a multi-racial and multi-cultural country, this makes a good reason to hang out and soak in the festivities with your friends!