Geylang Serai bathed in colourful lights for annual Hari Raya light-up

Launch of the Hari Raya light up on May 20, 2017.ST VIDEO: NG SOR LUAN

SINGAPORE - The streets of Geylang Serai were illuminated with thousands of coloured lights as part of the annual Hari Raya light-up, officially launched on Saturday (May 20) evening.

The centrepiece for this year's light-up is a kampung house spanning the road and flanked by giant leaves designed to look like the traditional Malay songket brocade.

Other installations include a giant 4.4m Kelantanese kite and 12m kelong and sampan.

The celebrations also include an exhibition of Malay artefacts such as traditional weapons, fishing boats and dessert molds at the Malay Museum at Kampong Ubi Community Centre, as well as the famous Geylang Serai Bazaar which will open next Thursday.

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The light-up was officially launched by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, Marine Parade MP Fatimah Lateef and several other Members of Parliament.