Friday, September 4, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Hari Raya Puasa

Here is Geylang Serai, where you can find almost everything that is related to the malay culture. From food to clothes.

It is fantastic that Singapore celebrates the different festivals of its multi racial people. We have Geylang Serai (for the muslims), Chinatown (for the Chinese), Little India (for the Indians) and Orchard Road (christmas for others, tourists, etc).

We have lights up at the streets at the four important roads during the different festivals. This month is the celebration of the muslim for their Hari Raya Puasa. So the streets of Geylang Serai is decorated with fairy lights and there are bazaar selling things associated with Hari Raya Puasa.

I will post the photos of the bazaar tomorrow for Pink Saturday.
Note the sign (circled) which do not allow people to jaywalk but yet people still cross the roads without using the designated crossings. It is not only dangerous to themselves but also to the traffic. You will face a fine if you are caught jaywalking. But not all roads have this sign, only busy roads.

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M.Kate said...

Thank you Alice for your kind wishes, Elissa is at home and well. Puasa month is in full bloom now...lots of food everywhere...well, too much actually :D Happy weekend Alice, hugs.......M

Jim K said...

That looks like a fun place.

Anonymous said...

what a structure, and colors are fantastic

Anya said...

Hi Alice
It looks so colorful that roof,
I love it :))))
Have a nice time there ....

Ann said...

do your malay friends have open house? We used to visit our friends.

Babooshka said...

We don't really have jaywalking problem here, not enough traffic.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Alice: What a neat photo of the arch and the blue cloudy sky.

Louise said...

That is a charming street. It just looks happy!

Photo Cache said...

I've never seen this structure, but I think somewhere around Geylang is where we stayed.

Happy weekend Alice. Stay cool.

CC said...

Hi Alice..
I have an award for you over on my blog. The award goes to those who are so sweet and kind, the ones that visit often and always leave such sweet comments. Be sure to stop by and pick it up. Hugs..CC

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to visit this place.

uncleawang said...

My friend just came back from Singapore he did some Raya shopping at Geylang Serai.He say its a great place to shop for Hari Raya.Anyway thanks for sharing & have a wonderful weekend.

alicesg said...

M Kate, glad everything is fine with your family.

Jim, yes Geylang Serai is fun to shop and to find good food and nice place to take photos too.

Vaggelis, I will go there and take more photos.

Anya, you should see the night light up, I will try to get more photos of it at night.

Ann, We are a multi racial country and most have friends from different races. So same for me and my family too.

We do get invited by our malay friends to join them for a meal during their festival but this year I wont be able to join my friends cause I have to attend my cousin's wedding on 21st September in a very nice hotel.

Babooska, yes this sign in only up at busy and heavy traffic.

Fishing Guy, yes the archis lovely and better during the night. I hope to get a night photo if it does not rain.

Louise, yes that street is filled with lots of malay culture and heritage, very interesting.

PC, yes it is in Geylang.

CC, thank you so much. I will post about it. You are sweet yourself too.

Sandy, thanks for your comments, the place is really very interesting.

Uncle Wang, yes, shopping for Hari Raya Puasa, Geylang Serai is the best place. :)