This Wednesday, 1st October is Rari Raya Puasa. This signifies the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the end of fasting for participating muslims.
It is a public holiday here in Singapore and so a perfect opportunity to visit The Kampong Glam ‘Hari Raya @ the City’ Street Light-Up which finishes 5th October, or the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Street Light-Up (until the 12th October) .

The Istana will also be open to the public (usually off-limits). Admission is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Others, including foreign visitors, are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. Opening hours are usually from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.

We visited the Istana last year and it was a very memorable visit. Istana means 'palace' in Malay and it is the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr S R Nathan. The grounds are extensive and spectacular, with fountains and monuments and even a sculture of Queen Victoria. Inside you can view a special display of selected gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister.

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Ruthi said... @ September 30, 2008 at 5:11 AM

The last time I was in Singapore [2006] they are celebrating the Deepavali Festival and Mid-Autumn Holidays. It was really amazing.Love the street decorations at Little India and Chinatown.

Raúl said... @ October 1, 2008 at 5:05 AM

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Raúl said... @ October 1, 2008 at 5:05 AM

me gusta mucho tu blog lo visito a diario visita tu el mio y si t gusta deja un comentario y si quieres enlazamos nuestros blogs

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