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Hari Raya Light Up 2017
Hari Raya Light Up 2017. Photo source: Hari Raya Light Up 2017 Organising Committee
1. Larger-than-life Light Displays This year the leaf motif that usually found on songket, a traditional Malay fabric, plays a prominent part in the display. It took 4 months to design and decorate more than 900,000 LED bulbs. Look out for two 13-meter high main arches and fifty five sub-arches that decorate both Sims Avenue and Changi Road.
There will be a 4.4 meter tall Kelantan kite as well as a 12-metre-wide kelong and sampan, which forms the main stage area for free weekend performances and movie screenings.
A 4.4 meter tall wau. Photo source: Hari Raya Light Up 2017 Organising Committee
Many sellers peddle decorative items and traditional Hari Raya goodies like kuih bangkit, dates, baju kurung, and green package covers.
Having something light and sweet could quench the thirst and hunger pangs in this summer. Tea and syrup drinks would be the best as thirst quenchers. TulouSG offers pink guava, hibiscus honey, and rose lychee ice tea at only $4 per bottle.
Free cultural performances such as kompang (traditional drum) and Malay traditional dances are held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub or at the open space adjacent to Engku Aman and Sims Avenue from now until 7 July.
4. Malay Museum at Kampong Ubi Community Centre
The community centre houses a permanent exhibition, as well as a temporary exhibition housed in a structure that mimics ketupat, a Malay rice dumpling. It is meant to educate the public about Malay traditions during Ramadan, the history of the Hari Raya Bazaars and gotong royong - Malay community's spirit of co-operation back in the old days in villages. Gongs, traditional weapon and traditional Malay games are also on display.
Temporary Malay Museum Light Up. Photo source: Hari Raya Light Up 2017 Organising Committee
When:Hari Raya Light Up 2017 takes place from now until 7 July, Sundays to Thursdays from 7 pm to 12 am, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 2 am and overnight to 6 am on 24 June, the eve of Hari Raya Puasa.