Saturday 13 August 2011

Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (also known as Hari Raya Lebaran, Hari Raya Idul Fitri, and Hari Raya Puasa, literally “Celebration Day of Fasting”) is the Malay term for the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr.

It is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of “Puasa” (fasting). The holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated starting on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal / Syawal.

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is celebrated on 30 August 2011.

Here are some pictures taken at Geylang Serai in the lead up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Thursday 4 August 2011

Chinatown Heritage Centre

The Chinatown Heritage Centre houses a wealth of memories and untold stories of the past over 13 stations. The Chinatown Heritage Centre breathes the stories of the original tenants at 50 Pagoda Street, from the tailor and his apprentices, to the Samsui women and the coolies.

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

The main entrance to the Temple is on South Bridge Road, Chinatown.

A Buddhist Temple, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum is a living cultural monument in the heart of Chinatown featuring exhibitions relating to various facets of religious arts and culture of Singapore.

The Fourth level houses what Buddhist leaders regard as the Sacred Buddha Tooth Relic in a Stupa composed of 320kg of gold donated by devotees. The chamber’s curtain will be raised twice a day for all in the public area to view the inner chamber and the Sangha. The Sangha will then begin their blessing ceremony. The chamber’s curtain will be lowered after the ceremony.
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