Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2023 will feature 700 stalls — ten times the number in 2022!
Venue: Geylang Serai
Dates: 17 Mar - 21 Arp 2023, 10 am - 11.59 am
Get ready for a festive and lively atmosphere in the streets of Geylang Serai as the annual Ramadan bazaar returns on 17 March 2023! Families can expect over 700 participating stalls offering a mix of delicious food, unique crafts, and exciting activities for the whole family!
This year's Ramadan will not only be 10 times bigger than 2022, it will also start five days earlier to coincide with the Hari Raya light-up in Geylang Serai, and run for 36 days until 21 Apr - making it the longest-running Ramadan bazaar. Come visit between 10am and 11:59pm, and on Hari Raya Puasa, the bazaar will end later at 6am.
A common comment from previous editions of the bazaar is how items have gotten more expensive. So this year, affordability will be a key consideration for visitors. Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said "As a start, we want to make sure that the food items are something that people can afford,” citing how every F&B outlet would offer one item on the menu at a sampler size for $4.
While stalls can reportedly pay up to $19,000 for the whole duration of the bazaar. There will be space set aside for local entrepreneurs in the vicinity of Wisma Geylang Serai, where it will cost $55 a day to rent a stall.
Souq City & Street Bazaar
Photo Credits: Straits Times Graphics
The bazaar will be split into 2 areas, Souq City and Street Bazaar.
Souq City, where the local entrepreneurs will be at, will include F&B and retail stalls, as well as community shelves for people to donate perishable halal food and clothing for Hari Raya.
Stretching from Geylang Serai Market to the area beside Tanjong Katong Complex will be the Street Bazaar where families can enjoy interactive art installations
Opening Hours and Duration
The Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar will run from 17 Mar to 21 Apr 2023 from 10 am to 11.59 pm daily. It will be extended to 6 am on Hari Raya Puasa (22 Apr 2023).
Photo Credits: Lee Hsien Loong Facebook (from 2019), unless otherwise stated.