Friday, 27 June 2014

Hari Raya Light Up 2014

Geylang Serai to turn into a street of tradition and religion for Hari Raya Light Up 2014

The annual Hari Raya Light Up that will take place from June 27 this year will feature traditional Malay architecture, such as multi-tiered pyramids as seen in The Grand Entourage arch along Geylang Road.

Its pillars are also inspired by Turkish-style minarets - tower-like structures that are typical of architecture in Muslim mosques.

Hari Raya Light Up to focus on “deepening understanding” of festival

A preview of this year's Hari Raya Light Up. (Photo: Paul Lim/TODAY)

This year’s Ramadan and Hari Raya Puasa celebrations - Hari Raya Light Up 2014 - will focus on “deepening the understanding of the significance of Hari Raya Puasa”, said Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Manpower and Adviser to Marine Parade GROs (Kembangan-Chai Chee Division), at the media briefing on Friday (June 20).

To celebrate the festivities, bright, colourful lights with intricate and historical designs will light up the streets of Geylang Serai - all 1.3km of it ­- from June 27 to July 28.

The celebrations will include four themes such as A Rich History of Geylang Serai and A Vibrant Culture and Community to “make this celebration more systematic, and to provide an experiential journey of the rich tapestry of Malay Culture”.