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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. I thus decided to make a trip to see 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. In other words, exactly the same as celebrations for all other Singapore festivals.

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

This being Singapore, food is, of course, a major emphasis. Both snacks for guests and cooked food for immediate feasting.

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

Other Attractions of Geylang Serai Bazaar 2017

What’s a festive bazaar without affordable toys for the little ones?
Carnival games.
Henna tattooing. This was really popular. There were two rows of customers awaiting their turns.

Last But Not Least …

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

Geylang Serai Festive Light-Up and Bazaar 2018.

Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.

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Geylang Serai Bazaar and Festive Light-up 2017
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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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