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Hari Raya Puasa

  
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Hari Raya Puasa is a Malay festival which marks the end of Ramadan; a month-long of fasting. It is a time for families to come together, to seek for forgiveness of past grievances and looking forward to the future.

A significant cultural festival, it is a busy and bustling time for local Malay folks who run around preparing goodies, getting new clothes, and preparing their homes for visitation. Days leading up to Hari Raya Puasa are the best times to visit Kampong Glam and Geylang, which are decorated with green, yellow, and gold, decked with beautiful light displays, and sees crowds of local Malays doing their last minute shopping.

Pasar malam or night market stores line the streets of Kampong Glam and Geylang offering goodies, decorations, clothes and prices for items get slashed in the days leading up to Hari Raya Puasa Eve.

Hari Raya Puasa day itself is a time of laughter, cheer, and reunion amongst family members. Green packets containing money are given to children. The exact date of this festival varies according to the Islamic calendar, but from 2010 to 2012, it will be held in August to September. 

Type of place: Religious Festival
Location: Kampong Glam, Singapore
Date/Time: September





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grace
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20-05-2010
by grace
Kampong Glam and Geylang will be colourfully decorated with light displays, making it the best time to visit.
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grace
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20-05-2010
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You will find Ramadan bazaars selling festive goodies and good Malay cuisine lining the streets of Kampong Glam and Geylang in the month leading up to this festival.
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grace
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20-05-2010
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Prices of items sold at the pasar malam stores get slashed rapidly on Hari Raya Puasa eve.
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grace
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20-05-2010
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One will have to jostle with the local Malay crowd if you are in Kampong Glam or Geylang on the eve of the festival.
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