The raya mood is on. Despite the price increase and the economic slowdown, but when it comes to this period of the year, the mood is usually cheery (well, that's how I feel anyway :) ).
But before the exodus of balik kampung rush starts, I had the opportunity to take one last walk in a mini raya bazaar... which was at the ground floor of a HDB in Singapore.
I've always been asked questions on how raya is celebrated in Singapore... and let me tell you, it is just as meriah (merry), no doubt!
Yes, I know, it's not the same like celebrating in the kampung, but I think the Singaporeans have made do with celebrations in their city... and a colourful one as well, introducing me to some new food I've not heard of.
Colourful kuihs & desserts - for buka puasa, though it's open to the public as well. Have you heard of air som som?
One unique drink I found is this - air katira. Is it also sold in Malaysia? Family member loves it!
The name Melaka becomes all the glam this Raya season! And add that with Seri/ Sri in the front!
Such a huge karipap (curry puff)!
More interesting food - some unique pancakes.
These are more familiar - the roti john.
And finally, the nasi tomato (tomato rice) - which comes in beef & chicken. I bought this and it was good!
Served by this smiling lady... makes the food all the more sweet & yummy! :)
To all my kawan kawan yang beraya, including blogger khakis - Amir Fuad, Adila, Faisal Admar, & Noor Ashraaf, here's wishing you a safe journey home & a wonderful Hari Raya! ~ Salam daripada QuaChee! :)
To the rest of the Malaysians & Singaporeans, let's have a 'feast' (can't wait to try the rendang!) & a good break! hehe
*These raya bazaars are held once a year, on the round up to Hari Raya. I think this is similar to those in Malaysia :)