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Hari Raya light-up begins

Published on Jun 28, 2014 8:22 AM

Geylang Serai was filled with festivities and colour last night for the launch of the annual Hari Raya Light-Up.

Hundreds of residents gathered on the field in Engku Aman Road to join in a countdown and cheer as Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong launched the event marking the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer beginning tomorrow.

Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, an MP for Marine Parade GRC, said this year's festivities aim to deepen the understanding of Ramadan and Hari Raya Puasa among Singaporeans and tourists.

She said the design of this year's decorations "incorporated a lot of Islamic architecture and Malay cultural elements".

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