10 May '18, 3pm

Geylang Serai welcomes Ramadan with dazzling light up display

SINGAPORE - With the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan just a week away, a sprawling 3-D arch depicting a mosque's dome is welcoming visitors into the hustle and bustle of the Geylang Serai precinct. Spanning the five lanes of Sims Avenue at the junction of Engku Aman Road, the 12m-high display brings an instant fillip to the joy of Hari Raya festivities. From Saturday (May 12), over 50 light installations in the Hari Raya Light-Up will illuminate a 2.25km stretch of Sims Avenue, Geylang Road and Changi Road. Based on Malay art and cultural icons, the displays include two other main arches, one depicting a mosque, and the other a traditional kampung house and sampan, while lights shaped as flowers and crescents will festoon the roads. Madam Yasmin Razak, 49, a housewife, cannot wait to see the display. "The lights add a magical feeling to our yearly Hari Raya shopp...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/geylang-serai-welc...

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