Lighting up the night

Lighting up the night

Pink, green and blue lit up a 2.3km stretch of road from Geylang to Sims Avenue, as the annual Hari Raya light-up began last night.

Themed Reliving the Kampung Days, this year's Hari Raya light-up will show nostalgic elements from the past, such as the gable roof, a traditional architectural design on a traditional Malay house.

Ramadan, a month of prayer and fasting for Muslims, starts on Thursday.

As part of the festive activities for the month, visitors can watch cooking demonstrations of simple Malay dishes and try on traditional Malay costumes in the Geylang Serai area.

"Ramadan is about blessings, reaching out to people, regardless of (their) background," said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim at the launch of the Ramadan campaign at Tentera Di Raja Mosque in Clementi yesterday.

Dr Yaacob, who is also Communications and Information Minister, added: "We want to reach out to as many people as possible.

This article was first published on June 14, 2015.
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