Best Ways to Celebrate Hari Raya Puasa in 2021

We have recently moved back to Phase 2 but the Hari Raya celebration must go on!

Enjoy the celebration with The National Heritage Board this year. NHB had prepared a slew of online and on-site activities and programmes across the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) this year!

From outdoor installations and online cooking tutorials to journeying through traditional Malay fashion over the years and craft activities. This year you get to enjoy all of them from the comfort of your own home!

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Lap Lip 2021

1. #KasiOnRayaFest: A Ramadan & Raya Fest

#KasiOnRayaFest is a hybrid festival that highlights and celebrates the months of Ramadan and Syawal. Join the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) both online and onsite and be treated to a variety of activities this festive season!

#KasiOnRayaFest follows from last year’s #OnxOnRayaFest. Read as “On Tak On”, it is a spin on the Malay language catchphrase, which is used to ask someone if an event or activity can proceed or happen. This was apt given the uncertain COVID-19 situation last year. This year “Kasi On” rallies everyone with a resounding “Let’s make it happen”!

There is Lap Lip 2021 onsite at the Malay Heritage Centre. It is an MHC platform where artists are invited to reimagine how the traditional Hari Raya light decorations can be. For this year’s installation, MHC has worked with Tina Fung of Space Objekt to bring an immersive and engaging space. They draw inspiration from the past and future. Definitely, the installation is worthy of social media postings in the day as well as night.

From now to 13 June 2021, MHC’s opening hours have also been specially extended to welcome more visitors. The centre’s compound will be open till 10 pm every day, while the galleries’ opening hours will be extended till 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Besides these, on 5 and 6 June 2021, MHC’s Hari Raya Open House Weekend will come to you as expected. It is an annual community celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Look forward to exciting programmes such as drop-in craft activities and online music performances that can be enjoyed by everyone! This year, you can also experience it online if you decide to celebrate at home.

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