Geylang Serai Bazaar and Festive Light-up 2017 | Jun 14, 2017

Joo Chiat Road junction during Geylang Serai Bazaar and light-up 2017
Joo Chiat Road junction during Geylang Serai Bazaar and light-up 2017

Popped over to Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar and Festive Light-up 2017 for a look-see.

I haven’t visited this festive celebration for seven years, not since moving away from Geylang in 2010. Lots of recent online coverage piqued my interest, though. And so I decided to head down one evening to see there how it’s like nowadays.

The verdict: it’s large. Much larger than the ones I used to stroll by. I can’t remember exactly as it’s been a while, and there have been tons of changes in the area, but I think the current bazaar covers what was once the Malay Village.

There are also long rows of stalls lining one side of Changi Road now, all the way from Haig Road to Joo Chiat Complex. Definitely some major festive preparation ongoing here!

The whole area was abuzz with activity, full of people of all ethnicities too. In other words, exactly the same as celebrations for all other Singapore festivals.

Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017 Stalls
All sort of things on sale at Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017. Including furniture.
Hari Raya Puasa Jewelry
Gold? Buy one get one free?!
Colourful Baju Kurung on sale at Geylang Serai Festive Bazaar.
Lovely Baju Kurung for the women to go Hari Raya Puasa house visiting with. I love the colour combinations!
Hari Raya Puasa Accessories
Ladies accessories at ten bucks? That’s really great value.

This being Singapore, food is, of course, everywhere in the bazaar. Both snacks for guests and cooked food for immediate feasting.

Hari Raya Puasa Snacks in Singapore.
Hari Raya Puasa Snacks galore. Look at all those colours!
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2017 cooked food section.
Cooked food section of Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017. This was the most crowded part.
Pulled meat at Geylang Serai Food Bazaar 2017
My favourite! I had a pita.
Katira drinks at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2017.
Katira drinks on sale! I fell in love with this a couple of years ago, and now I buy it every Ramadan .
Pulot Pangang
Pulot pangang. Banana leaf wrapped rice with savory fillings. There was quite a long queue for this.
Deep Fried Skewered meats at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2017.
Fried meat heaven.

Other Attractions of Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017

Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017 toys stall.
What’s a festive bazaar without affordable toys for the little ones?
Ramadan Carnival games in Singapore.
Carnival games.
Henna tattooing at Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017
Henna tattooing. This was really popular. There were two rows of customers awaiting their turns.

Last But Not Least …

Geylang Serai Festive Light Up 2017.
Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017 Festive Light Up. Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

Geylang Serai Festive Light-Up and Bazaar 2018.

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Geylang Serai Bazaar and Festive Light-up 2017
Went over to Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017 for a look-see. The huge marketplace is full of life, colours, and all sorts of exotic food.


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