A warm Selamat Hari Raya from NephewandNieces!
Yes, it's here. The day everyone has been waiting for, Hari Raya Puasa! As all of you don your baju Melayu/Kurungs and get ready for your early visit to the mosques, everyone here at NephewandNieces would like to wish all of you a warm and blessed occasion.
Hari Raya Puasa signifies the end of Islamic holy month of Ramadan, 30 days of dawn to dusk fasting, a period of repentance and self reflection. Its been a long but fruitful month for all our Muslim friends out there, and between you and I, we've all been looking forward to this very much.
In spirits of the celebrations, we here at NephewandNieces have prepared a little list of things to do(The most important one at the bottom), for both people that are celebrating, and those that aren't. Without further ado:
1) Catch a glimpse of Kampong Glam (Or spend the whole day there! )
Kampong Glam is known for its mix of culture, history and unique atmosphere, there's alot to do here on normal days and even more on Hari Raya. Visit the Sultan Mosque, one of the biggest focal points for Singapore's Muslim community. Then head over to the long rows of shops to chow down on the mouth watering delights. The heritage center is also a pleasant stop if you have time to spare, and lastly go shop at the exquisite shops in the area. Its sure to be a delight!
2) Visit the Tanjong Pagar Railway station
This historic sight will be open to the public on Hari Raya Puasa today (Wednesday 9am-6pm). The station is a popular venue for everyone during public holidays, where visitors are encouraged to take photos or sketch out the impression of the station. It was once a National monument back in 2011 after all!
3) Visit one of Singapore's off shore islands (Other then sentosa)
Singapore has a few notable offshore islands, the notable ones such as Sentosa, Pular ubin, Pular Hantu or even the Saint John's islands. Gaze at the mesmerizing fauna and beautiful lagoons, rent a bike or go trekking. There's a number of things to do in whichever island you choose to visit.
3) Visit our loved ones
Last but probably the most important/fulfilling.. Yes, you guessed it! Family visiting! Most of us will already be doing this today, visiting our relatives to receive their forgiveness and blessings, its central to Hari Raya after all. NephewandNieces strongly believes in family(What gave it away huh? ;D), And in the midst of celebrations(And chowing down on food), we would like to remind everyone to never take our familes for granted, hold them tight and help them thrive!
With that, NephewandNieces would once again like to wish everyone a Selemat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! May your day of Forgiveness, Fellowship and Food be a joyous one!