Singapore holds a public holiday to celebrate the very popular religious holiday in the Muslim calendar, the Hari Raya Puasa, also called Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Known to other Muslims as the Festival of Eid, this is a celebration marking the closing of the Holy Ramadan, a known month-long time of repentance, worship and good deeds for Muslims, requiring them to also fast the whole day every day during this period.
Hari Raya Puasa is then the grand day of celebrating the individual success of Muslims in self-restraint, in their repentance and being brought anew after completing their fasting and worship during Ramadan.
There are many places you can visit in Singapore to participate in this festive event. Lucky people who get offered an invitation for a home-cooked Hari Raya meal will have the chance to taste a lot of tasty food like the spicy beef stew, beef rendang, or the savory ‘sayur lodeh’ which is a dish of vegetables cooked in gravy of coconut milk or enjoy delightful rice cakes capped with a dessert of delicious cakes , ‘ondeh-ondeh’ (chewy balls filled with sticky palm sugar that just erupts in your palate) and bites of ‘putu piring’ which are rice cakes that are steamed and topped with some sweet grated coconut.
You can expect a lot of people during this festival, so booking a maxi cab (that can sit up to 7) with your own friendly personal driver from SGMaxi can be a huge convenience. You will definitely see a great difference in how well you can enjoy this occasion and make the most of your time.
Travelling During Hari Raya Puasa
With the many wonderful things you can catch and enjoy during this holiday, you’ll want to make the most of your time. So transportation is an important thing to consider.
Instead of having to compete with the crowds of tourists and locals for a cab, or getting into congested public transports, booking a maxi cab in advance will offer a great deal of convenience for you during your trip. Book with SGMaxi, and we can ensure that you enjoy travelling to each stop in the comfort of our quality vehicles that are maintained at the highest standards.
Our drivers can also make sure you are able to stay on track with your itinerary and can also advise you on what other great places you can make time for during your stay.
Travelling with family and friends during this holiday will not be a problem as we even have minibuses that can seat 7, 9 and 13 passengers whilst accommodating all your luggage.
When you’ve got us to cover that for you, you will get to see and enjoy more of what Singapore has to offer during the Hari Raya Puasa celebration.
Dress Up to the Occasion
As you go around these sights and events, you can also dress to match the occasion to get the full experience of it.
SGMaxi can be your ride to the best shopping destinations. You can do some shopping for Hari Raya outfits at the Geylang Bazaar, or you can also go through racks of colorful, beautifully beaded and heavily embroidered finds at The Tanjong Katong Complex or Joo Chiat Complex. You can also check-out mid-range budget shops like En Pointe in North Bridge Road that Singaporeans seem to go to more now for Hari Raya outfits. Worry not about having to walk around with your hands full of shopping bags, our maxi cab has enough space for all your luggage and
You can also check-out mid-range budget shops like En Pointe in North Bridge Road that Singaporeans seem to go to more now for Hari Raya outfits. Worry not about having to walk around with your hands full of shopping bags, our maxi cab has enough space for all your luggage and shopping conquests leaving you the freedom to shop for more and explore to your hearts content!
Take Part in the Festivities
Now that you’ve got the clothes, you can also immerse in the festive atmosphere. The commute can get pretty heavy and competing with other tourists and locals for a ride will get in the way of your enjoyment. But if you’ve got SGMaxi to drive you, all you have to do is get in, get out and enjoy. On top of that, you get to ride in comfort as you travel to each stop.
Our maxicab can drive you to the wonderful Sultan Mosques at Geylang Serai and Kampong Glam. The streets you’ll find here will be all lit up in colorful lights at night with beautiful decorations. Geylang Serai is also the place to go for the Ramadan Bazaar, cultural discovery race, cultural performances, the Geylang Serai Food and Heritage Trail, and if you’re lucky, you can also participate in an ‘iftar’ session (a meal when dusk comes, to mark the end of Ramadan fasting)
Visiting the National Museum during this time also allows you to participate in many fun-filled activities planned for the celebration. This includes a performance to traditional Hari Raya tunes by the youth, free entrance to galleries, and a kite-designing activity showing you how to create and design an intricate ‘wau’, a traditional Malay Kite.
You can also enjoy performances at the Merlion Plaza at Sentosa. Where talented artists and musicians assemble to perform a fusion of traditional and modern inspired Malay cultural musical dances and songs. You will also find people dressed in beautiful, creative costumes to take pictures with.
There are many places you can see, and our drivers are all knowledgeable and ready to let you know of the best destinations and know how to take the best routes to get there.
Enjoy this beautiful holiday and let SGMaxi drive you to enjoy your destinations where the wonderful culture and fun of Hari Raya Puasa awaits you.