Tag: Hari Raya

Hundreds queue to buy food at Geylang Serai market in preparation for Hari Raya

Singapore— A video of the crowds at Geylang Serai market has gone viral. Hundreds of people lined up for their turn to buy food for Hari Raya. On the Borong Pasar Geylang Facebook page a video was posted on Wednesday, May 20, that showed many...

Yuna to live-stream at-home performance for festive season

On May 30, Malaysian singer Yuna will be celebrating Hari Raya with a live-stream performance for U Mobile's #GroovesWithU concert, according to malaymail.com on Monday (May 18). Fans can expect music from her 2019 album Rouge as well as a couple of Malay covers. Yuna will also perform her...

Amid online criticism, Lee Bee Wah defends wearing a tudung on her Hari Raya banner

Singapore—It’s not unusual for different political leaders, both here and overseas, to put on garments from cultures or traditions that are not their own. But Lee Bee Wah, Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, received some criticism online for a banner she had...

Singaporean film bags “highly commended” award at Canberra Short Film Festival

Winning international recognition and approval is Singapore Public Utilities Board's (PUB) short film on brotherhood and family ties entitled "Kinship" which left many Singaporeans emotional and weepy. The only Singaporean film that earned the much coveted "Highly Commended" award in the international category of the 24th...

Malaysia’s police chief says zero tolerance for errant officers who collect money for Hari Raya parties

Kuala Lumpur—On June 3, Monday, Malaysia’s newly installed Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador called the collection of money for Hari Raya parties “a despicable act” and warned officers who persist in doing this that there would be consequences for their actions.He...

Affluent Kelantanese folk ‘balik kampung’ via helicopter for Hari Raya

Kuala Lumpur — Of course, everyone wants to go home for the holidays, but no one wants to get stuck in holiday traffic jams. One option for the well-heeled is via helicopter, and businessmen from Kelantan are seizing the opportunity, hefty price notwithstanding. According to...