Published On: March 5, 2024- Last Updated: March 5, 2024- 3 min read-

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2024

Get ready to be swept away by the vibrant energy of Singapore’s iconic Geylang Serai Bazaar, returning from March 8th to April 9th, 2024.
This bustling open-air market transforms the historic Geylang Serai precinct into a lively street festival brimming with the festive spirit in the lead-up to Ramadan and Hari Raya.
2024 Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar
Embodying the theme of Semangat Raya, meaning “spirit of Hari Raya,” the bazaar offers a sensory overload with over 500 stalls overflowing with tantalizing local dishes, colourful handicrafts, and captivating cultural experiences. Immerse yourself in the aromatic spices and vibrant textiles as you navigate the enchanting “Souq City” (derived from the Arabic word for market), feeling transported to the heart of the Middle East.

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Hunt for treasures along the vibrant lanes, from exquisitely decorated Hari Raya cookies to unique modern kebaya designs and premium fabrics for crafting your own baju kurung.

Embrace the nostalgic Hari Raya tunes while trying your hand at traditional game stalls or getting a temporary henna design. With all stalls adhering to strict halal certification (or being owned by Malay entrepreneurs), and each food and drink vendor offering two S$3 dishes, you can indulge in iconic local fare without breaking the bank. Don’t miss the classics like Nasi Padang, Chicken Satay, Sugee Cake, and Ramly Burgers – perfect for satisfying any craving.

Embodying the spirit of giving, the bazaar also features community food shelves where you can donate non-perishable items to charity. Witnessing volunteers distribute groceries to the less fortunate beautifully encapsulates the virtue of charity during this holy month.

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From March 12th to April 10th, the Muslim community observes the fasting period of Ramadan. This makes the bazaar the perfect pit stop to break your fast after sunset. Fuel up on local favourites from 10am to midnight, with extended hours till 6am on the eve of Hari Raya (April 9th) to cater to late-night cravings.

Spread out a picnic mat on the field and relax under the twinkling stars with your loved ones. As the melodic call to prayer echoes, treat yourself to a refreshing cup of Sugarcane Juice or creamy Rose Bandung. Pair it with some aromatic Briyani and Sweet Kuih for a delightful end to your evening.

As Hari Raya dawns on April 10th, immerse yourself in the dazzling light displays and festive bazaarsleading up to the public holiday. Witness mosques and shopping malls along Geylang Road adorned with colourful floral motifs and crescent moon designs. Capture the spirit of the occasion by taking home sweet pineapple tarts, savoury satay skewers, decorative wares, and cherished memories with your family.

Escape to the picturesque Arab Street nearby, where vibrant shophouses and Muslim architecture create an atmosphere reminiscent of the Middle East. Capture Instagram-worthy photos against the backdrop of minarets and golden domes as you weave through hip cafes and quirky boutiques selling unique artisan wares.

End your night with a sweet treat at cozy hideouts like Artistry and K’s Keria. These local gems, nestled within vintage shophouses, serve up signature sweet potato donuts coated with palm sugar, made fresh daily.

For an even deeper dive into Malay culture and tradition, consider adding the iconic Kampong Glam Bazaarto your itinerary. This authentic experience boasts over 100 stalls spanning 5 weeks, culminating in a communal meal under the stars on March 23rd, with over 1,000 attendees expected. With affordable prices, lively entertainment, and unique discoveries, this bazaar promises an unforgettable Ramadan experience. Read more about it in our full article; Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar 2024.

So, what are you waiting for? Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture, delectable food, and vibrant atmosphere at one of the many Ramadan Bazaar’s happening here this year!

Address: From Geylang Serai Market (1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001) to the area beside Tanjong Katong Complex (845 Geylang Road, Singapore 400845)
Date: March 8 – April 5, 2024
Time: 10am – 11.59pm Daily. On the eve of Hari Raya, the Geylang Serai Bazaar will remain open throughout the night of 9 April until 6 am on the following morning of 10 April.

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