5 Ramadan bazaars to visit besides Geylang Serai
Geylang Serai Bazaar is not the only bazaar around.
Ramadan bazaars are back this year! The popular Geylang Serai Bazaar has attracted a lot of people since it opened on Apr 2, especially after two years of the pandemic.
If you are intending to visit the bazaars but are afraid of the crowd, here are five Ramadan bazaars for you.
1. Rooftop Bazaar @ The Straits Teppanyaki
The Straits Teppanyaki is a halal-fusion teppanyaki restaurant that is popular among young adults and it is running Singapore’s first rooftop bazaar on the second floor of the restaurant.
The bazaar is open until May 1, with various vendors and brands selling kueh, clothes, skincare and home decorations.
Some of the brands include Natalie La Bella, which sells Hari Raya clothes for both men and women including mother-daughter or father-son sets, as well as Las Fleur, a home decoration brand well-known for its vases, canister set and table runners — items useful for Raya decorations.
The bazaar is located at 16 Bussorah Street, Level 2, Singapore 199437 and is open daily from 3pm to 11pm.
2. Bazaarbox by Artbox Singapore
Looking for a bazaar with air conditioning? Then you may want to check out Artbox, which has organised a Ramadan food hall called Bazaar Box. The bazaar has a variety of food choices to choose from ranging from mains to desserts.
You can find bazaar favourites such as lekor and pisang goreng from vendors like Jom Lekor and Krunchy Fritters. If you wish to have a hearty meal, Salai and Kira Kimchi are also available at the bazaar — serving burgers and Korean food respectively.
You can also join its Sampul Duit Raya contest where winners will stand a chance to win and receive Eat Box dining vouchers.
The bazaar is located at Tekka Place Annex Building, 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218227 #01-55 to 59. It is open from 12pm to 10pm on Friday and the weekends.
3. The Grandstand ‘mini bazaar’
For those living on the west side of Singapore, the Turf Club’s annual Ramadan Bazaar is back again this year at The Grandstand’s Paradiso by HAO.
There are over 10 stalls and some have launched Ramadan-exclusive menu.
One stall to look out for is Jom Supply CO which serves keropok, mochi waffles and JomMie, a DIY indomie dish.
Another is Mango Bossku, which sells mango shakes that are made from the actual fruit instead of syrup. Other items on the menu include Korean Cheesesticks, Ramly burgers and Thailand pancakes.
The mini bazaar is located at 200 Turf Club Road, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994. It is open from Monday to Friday from 3pm to 10pm and 1pm to 10pm on the weekends.
4. BUZZ@RAYA BAZAAR
If you are a fan of live performances, BUZZ@RAYA BAZAAR is featuring over 19 Malaysian artists.
The bazaar is held at three locations — Grand Dahlia Ballroom at Joo Chiat, Iris City Plaza Ballroom and Amaris D Arena Ballroom at Jurong. Artists performing in the bazaar include Dato’ Aliff Syukri and his wife, Didie Alias, Roslan Shah and Sufi Rashid.
There are over 100 booths at the bazaar.
BUZZ@RAYA BAZAAR is open from Apr 9 to May 1 from 11am to 10pm.
5. Mega Raya Showcase @ Kinex
Organised by Mega Xpress International Pte Ltd, Mega Raya Showcase @ Kinex will be held from Apr 15 to May 2. The bazaar will be located both indoors and outdoor at Kinex’s atrium.
If you are looking to shop for Hari Raya outfits, this bazaar might be a good place to start.
There are a variety of retail vendors such as Dear Nayla which sells modest ladies’ clothes and Emma Melissa Apparel which specialises in linen wear. For those who adore florals, Nara Dsign has floral printed clothes as well as bags.
If you need any last-minute treats, Kedai-Viral.com, a wholesaler for traditional Malay food, has a variety of treats such as tapak kuda, dodol dan wajik as well as kerepek ubi sambal.
Mega Raya Showcase @ Kinex is located at 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157 and will open from 11am to 10pm.