Stay Connected With Your Loved Ones across the Border

For the second year in a row, traditions may have to make way for health safety and social distancing measures. As millions of Muslims in the region prepare to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri, we are all searching for ways to connect and celebrate the season

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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.

Website: https://thehalia.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thehalia/

Stay Connected With Your Loved Ones across the Border

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.

Website: https://www.cobacoba.sg/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cobasg/

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.

Website: https://www.fluffbakery.sg/homepage

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/fluffbaker y/?hl=en

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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 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WismaGeylangSerai Wisma Geylang Serai Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wgeylangserai/?hl=en

Wisma Geylang Serai Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WismaGeylangSerai_WGS/videos

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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.

Cahaya  Ramadan Microsite: https://cahayaramadan.visitkamponggelam.com.sg/   Visit Kampong Gelam Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/visitkkg

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/

Have Halal, Will Travel Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/havehalalwilltravel/   Have Halal, Will Travel Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/havehalalwilltravel/

Stay Connected With Your Loved Ones across the Border