Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Geylang Serai Hari Raya Light Up

Geylang Serai was a buzz of activity last Saturday with the launch of a community carnival at the annual Geylang Serai Hari Raya Light Up! The area was attractively lit with bright streams of lights, an annual attraction to usher in Hari Raya Puasa

Geylang Serai becomes transformed into a hub of Malay heritage with the setting up of giant 'Pasar Malams'. Inside these beautifully set-up tentages, you can find almost everything related to Malay celebrations accessories such as clothes and lightings.

I took a double glance at the giant billboard below and for some moments, I could not figure out which Malay community leader was in the billboard, it was only after sometimes that I realised it is Dr Ong Seh Hong, PBM, Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC and Advisor to Kampong Ubi Constituency Grassroots Organisations. Regrettably, my Dear and I visited the area a bit late as the celebrations of the community event graced by Dr Ong has just ended an hour before.

Singapore Short Stories would like to wish all Muslims a Happy Hari Raya Puasa!


eastcoastlife said...

I was there for the food. :)

Geotacs said...

Nice write up and pictures

Read somewhere that this year less people are visiting it due ot the poor economy

Nice of Dr Ong to wear the traditional Malay clothings to greet the Malays

Too bad you missed the gathering... i wonder if he wore it to the celebrations too...

sh said...

hi there, do you know if the lights will still be up now?
if so - do you know until when?
i'm hoping to check it out..

thanks much

Singapore Short Stories said...

Hi Sh,

Yup, the lights will be up till Hari Raya on 20 Sep 09.

Singapore Short Stories said...

Hi Geotacs,

Ya it is nice for Dr Ong to wear the traditional clothes.

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