Not being able to “balik kampung” or reunite with families and friends between Malaysia and Singapore is another reality for many who miss their loved ones. If you can’t yet hold your loved ones close, there might be alternative ways to stay connected. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) hopes to inspire you with some ideas to keep the Raya celebrations alive for everyone to enjoy together.
Fill your loved ones’ bellies even though you are miles apart
Delicious food is a staple for a festive Hari Raya. Together or apart, we can still enjoy our delightful Raya food. Surprise your loved ones with a tasty meal from these Halal-certiﬁed establishments in Singapore, delivered to their doorstep and have a feast together over Zoom.
The Halia offers delivery for both cooked and frozen meals to one’s doorstep. They serve a delectable range of comfort food island wide with unique dishes like Braised Wagyu “Nasi Lemak” and Singapore-style Spicy Chilli Crab Spaghettini. They even offer frozen meals from The Halia themselves, where your family can stock-up and enjoy The Halia’s ﬁne-dining experience in minutes.
Traditional handmade Indonesian food buffet
Are you missing the buffet? Coba Coba offers a traditional handmade Indonesian food buffet consisting of delicacies like “Handmade Begedil”, “Serunding”, “Indonesian Acar” and more, delivered directly to their doorsteps. For smaller groups, Coba Coba also offers Nasi Ambeng sharing platters that serve up to 4 people.
Treat your family or friends with some sweet delights from Fluff Bakery to satisfy their sweet tooth. Fluff Bakery is never dull. The menu changes weekly and offers unconventional ﬂavours like “Ondeh Ondeh Cake” and “Goreng Pisang Chocolate Cheese Cake” that many probably haven’t heard of before.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ﬂuffbaker y/?hl=en
Bond over a friendly match of local Singapore games
Swap those fancy consoles with tabletop games that come with a Singaporean twist! Keep your family entertained with a round of local Singapore games during the Raya season with a friendly game of “Limpeh Says”, a Singaporean localised version of the global favourite, Cards Against Humanity. Check out these Singapore-inspired games on ToyTag and consider buying and getting them shipped to Malaysia for Raya.
ToyTag Website: https://www.toytag.com/collections/board-games
Immerse in these virtual Raya experiences from Singapore
Missing that physical Ramadan bazaar and the Raya entertainment feels? Check out “Bazaar Kita”, a collaboration between Wisma Geylang Serai (WGS) and the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI). They offer virtual bazaar experiences and various online programmes up until 30 May
2021 to replicate the feel of physical bazaars. Malaysians can also enjoy these perks without having to travel to Singapore. Weekly live performances ranging from entertainment, comedy to cooking from WGS are featured, and can be streamed online across various social media platforms from the comfort of your home. Through the portal, you can also purchase gifts and food from over 110 merchants to be delivered to your family and friends in Singapore to show that you miss them this Raya.
Bazaar Kita Website: https://bazaar-kita.sg/
Wisma Geylang Serai Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WismaGeylangSerai_WGS/videos
Those who miss travelling to Singapore, take a virtual 360 tour around Kampong Gelam and indulge yourself in the arts, heritage and culture of Singapore. Enjoy online shows produced by One Kampong Gelam as part of Cahaya Ramadan, a month-long event during the month of Ramadan to enshrine and relive the mood of the blessed month, on Visit Kampong Gelam’s Facebook and Youtube page. It includes the ‘Go Gelam’ episodic series with the all-witty Siti Sally (Huda Ali), ‘Kampong Boy Story’ hosted by Famie from the rock-and-roll band The Pinholes, ‘Glam in Gelam Diary’ hosted by Chinese-Muslim fashionista Suzan Lim, health and ﬁtness show ‘Fast and Fit’ hosted by inﬂuencer Iswan Ismail and a healthy culinary show hosted by Mdm Rahayu Mahzam as part of Health Promotion Board’ Korang Ok’ campaign.
These online programmes will take you deeper into the topic of arts, heritage, business and religion found around Kampong Gelam, and might give you a more in-depth look of the neighbourhood.
Visit Kampong Gelam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visitkamponggelam/
Visit Kampong Gelam Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs5mZ42tRxyKgjJzVPevI9g/videos
Celebrate the joy and blessings of Ramadan on Hello Ramadan 2021, an immersive virtual event brought to you by Have Halal, Will Travel, the largest travel and lifestyle platform for Muslims in Asia! Hello Ramadan 2021 is packed with exciting event highlights like daily challenges to learn a new recipe, a virtual bazaar and exciting shows which are happening now until 13 May 2021. Watch their Ramadan Around The World segment and hear from the community from countries such as China, Thailand, Korea and Japan as they share their experiences celebrating the holy month and upcoming Eid. Join in on their 30
Ramadan Recipe Challenge featuring sahur and iftar meals as well as yummy drinks, and also catch exciting Hello Ramadan shows throughout Ramadan. Singapore Tourism Board have also set up a virtual booth to allow people from all around the world to uncover travel guides to Kampong Gelam, Jewel Changi, Katong & Joo Chiat!
Hello Ramadan 2021: https://helloramadan.com/