Expect to be dazzled by an array of Malay cultural experiences, festivities and, of course, gastronomy!
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Date: 29 Apr to 1 May 2023
Time: 11am to 9pm
Fee: Free Admission
Celebrate Hari Raya @Stadium Roar
Singapore Sports Hub is bringing back the kampung spirit with Celebrate Hari Raya @Stadium Roar, its inaugural three-day festival, taking place from 29 April to 1 May 2023. Here's taking a closer look at what you and your family can look forward to at the Festival:
Traditional Games & Family Activities
Families will have the opportunity to try their hand at traditional games like bola tin, giant five stones, spinning tops, a life-sized eraser challenge and even a sepak takraw pong challenge. Those seeking something a little less competitive can look forward to crafts like tile painting, ketupat plushie making, stained glass art or even take part in creating a community mural using playnting, the technique of using drumsticks dipped in paint to create rhythmic paint patterns across a canvas. Participation is free, and more information can be found here.
Photo Credit: Shagies
Need a break from the games and activities? Make a date with local bands Jive Talkin’, O.M.A and SHAGIES, and catch exhilarating performances by the members of Singapore Silat Federation.
Local schools will also be putting on a competitive display of culture for all to cheer on and enjoy:
Singapore Polytechnic face off against Nanyang Technological University in a battle of Dikir Barat, a traditional Malay form of singing accompanied by percussion.
Changkat Changi Secondary and Republic Polytechnic students are set to wow the crowd with traditional Malay dance performances.
Finally, wind down with the little ones by listening to some storytelling. They’ll be brought on a historical journey of myths, facts and the history of Hari Raya celebrations in Singapore.
In the spirit of Hari Raya, the Singapore Sports Hub will also be opening its ‘house’ for visiting! Drop by and enjoy a tour of the Hub's world-class facilities, from the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium to the Water Sports Centre, Singapore Sports Museum and more. Families interested in the tour can register on-site. It’s free and no prior registration is required.
Photo Credit: The Warung
No cultural festivity is complete without mouth-watering delectables. Check out the vendors from The Warung, Ramly Burger and Yodaebak! Fill up with juicy burgers, crispy fried chicken, or tender satay before diving into snacks like roti jala, tahu goreng, goreng pisang, and apam balik. But that’s not all! Feed your sugar rush with an epic spread of assorted kuehs.
National Stadium Light-Up
Photo Credits: Singapore Sports Hub (unless otherwise stated)
In celebration of the occasion, the National Stadium roof will be illuminated with a beautiful display from 29 April to 1 May 2023, between 7.30pm and 10pm, depicting the change of time from kampung to city and ending with portraits of the local Malay and Muslim communities.
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