The 5 best places to be this Hari Raya weekend
There's plenty in store for those looking to spend the Hari Raya long weekend in a more fruitful way.
With museums organising special arts and crafts workshops and heritage sites welcoming visitors, the Hari Raya break will be a great opportunity for the whole family to discover Singapore's rich culture
Here are the five places you should consider visiting when planning your long weekend outings.
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
When: July 17 (9am - 6pm)
Where: 30B Keppel Road
Formerly a gateway to Malaysia, the 83-year-old railway station is now a national monument.
When it opens its doors to the public on Hari Raya Puasa, you'll be able to take a trip back to old Singapore as you walk along railway tracks and explore the station.
Aside from snapping beautiful photos, you are also encouraged to inject creativity into your sketches of the station. Selected drawings will be displayed at future open houses.
Hari Raya Open House at the National Museum of Singapore
When: July 17 (10am - 6pm)
Where: 93 Stamford Road
Fancy a more hands-on experience? Why not try your hand at making a wau, an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite, at the National Museum of Singapore?
Facilitators from the Singapore Kite Association will be present to guide you through the process of designing the eye-catching kite.
After that, sing along to popular Hari Raya songs such as Satu Hari Di Hari Raya and Suasana Hari Raya when young musicians from non-profit organisation myPart take the stage for a special Hari Raya performance.
Istana Open House
When: July 17 (830am - 6pm)
Where: Orchard Road
Embark on a tour of the President's residence when it opens its doors to the public.
This time, get ready to explore a new addition to the Istana – The Spice Garden.
The Istana's latest attraction boasts over 30 species of herbs, edible plants and spices .
Admission is free for all Singapore citizens and PRs.
Sentosa Celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri
PHOTO: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA
When: July 17-19 (11am - 730pm)
Where: Merlion Plaza, Sentosa
To celebrate Hari Raya, Sentosa has lined up exciting musical performances that will run through the long weekend.
Local ukelele group Uke @ PP, who have performed all over Singapore, will take the stage on Friday (July 17).
On Saturday (July 18), traditional ensemble Orkes Sri Temasek will play Malay traditional music, English classics and Chinese classics in each of their three performances.
Singers and instrumentalists from Team GG will end off the celebration with a musical session on Sunday (July 19).
Singapore Philatelic Museum Open House
When: July 17 (930am - 7pm)
Where: 23B Coleman Street
The Singapore Philatelic Museum is the place to be if you'd like to learn more about stamp designing or anything about stamps.
Once you're done admiring the museum's large collection of stamps, which includes Singapore stamps featuring Hari Raya Puasa, personalise your very own stamp at a stamp-designing workshop.