Hari Raya greetings from President Halimah, PM Lee and more

Visitors browsing a range of decorative lights at the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar on May 17, 2018.
Visitors browsing a range of decorative lights at the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar on May 17, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have wished all Muslims a happy Hari Raya Aidilfitri on Thursday (June 14).

Madam Halimah posted a video on her Facebook page with the caption: "Wishing all Muslims a joyous celebration and enjoy the festivities ahead. Selamat Hari Raya Aidlifitri!"

Her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee was also featured in the video, the soundtrack of which was performed by Singapore Chinese instrumental group, Teng Ensemble.

Meanwhile, PM Lee shared photos he took while visiting the Geylang Serai bazaar over the weekend, before the Trump-Kim summit took place on Tuesday (June 12).

He also included his usual #jalanjalan hashtag, and included his well wishes in Malay.

"Celebrations and gatherings would not be complete without traditional festive kuih and biscuits. But please watch your sugar intake!" read one photo caption of a pair of stallowners at the bazaar.

He also visited the new Wisma Geylang Serai, and said: "Nice to see the makciks out in force!"

The Singapore Police Force also shared a special music video of a Hari Raya song medley, arranged by the SPF band and sung by its own officers from various vocations.

Here is a roundup of the other Hari Raya wishes from local politicians, personalities and institutions.

1. Yaacob Ibrahim

2. Chan Chun Sing

3. Murali Pillai

4. National Museum

The Ramadan month of fasting and prayer began last month and we would like to take this opportunity to wish our Muslim friends Selamat Berpuasa! When we mention Ramadan, the pop-up bazaar at Geylang Serai comes into mind along with mouth-watering delights like Ramly Burgers, dendeng and very recently the craze for Thai Iced milk tea! #DidYouKnow the Hari Raya Light Up at Geylang Serai is an annual tradition that started way back in 1984? This year's theme is 'Celebrating Our Kampung Spirit' and features light installations spanning almost 2.25km. As one of the oldest Malay settlements in Singapore, Geylang Serai became a full-fledged bustling marketplace by 1910s. Till the 60s, hawkers and traders plied their trades in Geyalng Serai, especially during the Ramadan period. Ramadan Mubarak and enjoy the last few days of festivities at Geylang Serai! 📸: We would like to thank @natgeoasia & @yamashitaphoto for the lovely shot of our Geylang streets! #nationalmuseumsg #nationalmuseumofsingapore #musesocial #mtogo #museum #ramadan #hariraya2018 #geylang #eidmubarak #streetlight #whatmakessg

5. Malay Heritage Centre

6. Singapore Civil Defence Force