Singapore Sports Hub’s Hari Raya festival to feature food, crafts and games from Apr 29 to May 1

The National Stadium’s roof will also be lit up in celebration of Hari Raya for a second weekend.

Kelly Chin

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Published: 28 April 2023, 5:03 PM

Singapore Sports Hub will hold its inaugural Celebrate Hari Raya @ Stadium Roar event from Apr 29 to May 1. 

The three-day festival will feature a variety of food, crafts and games, as well as showcase performances by local talents.

Visitors can try their hand at traditional games such as bola tin, giant five stones, spinning tops, a life-sized eraser challenge and a sepak takraw pong challenge.

Those looking for a less competitive activity can look forward to crafts like ketupat plushie making, stained glass art or tile painting.

They can also take part in creating a community mural using playnting, the technique of using drumsticks dipped in paint to create rhythmic paint patterns.

The festival features food vendors such as The Warung, Ramly Burger and Yodaebak. Snacks such as roti jala, goreng pisang and an assortment of kuehs will also be available.


Other than satay, The Warung has other local delights such as laksa and nasi lemak. PHOTO CREDIT: THE WARUNG


Visitors can also enjoy performances by local bands like SHAGIES and Jive Talkin’, or demonstrations by members of the Singapore Silat Federation. There will be competitive displays of Dikir Barat and traditional Malay dance by local school students. 

Free tours of Singapore’s sports facilities will also be open to the public. Each tour will last for about one and a half hours, with time slots at 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm and 3pm to 5pm. Visitors can register on-site with no prior registration required.


Sports attire is recommended for those going on the tour. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB


To end off each day, the National Stadium will be illuminated in a display of lights for a second weekend from 7.30pm to 10pm. The light show depicts Singapore’s change from kampung to city and ends with portraits of Malay and Muslim communities.

On May 1 at 6pm, visitors dressed in their best baju kurung can take part in the Best Dressed Family competition and stand a chance to win Kallang Wave Mall Vouchers worth $250. Registration for this event is now open.

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