Singapore, a cosmopolitan city-state, is home to many diverse cultures and religions. One such religion is Islam, and the holy month of Ramadan is a significant time for Singapore's Muslim community.
If you're planning to visit Singapore during the Ramadan festival, there are plenty of places where you can soak in the festivities. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the best places in Singapore to enjoy the Ramadan festival.
1. Sultan Mosque
The Sultan Mosque is a beautiful and iconic landmark in Singapore's Muslim community, and it becomes even more significant during Ramadan. Masjid Sultan Mosque is located at Havelock Road in Kampong Glam, just north of Little India MRT station.
The mosque hosts daily iftar (breaking of fast) meals for worshippers, and visitors are welcome to join in. You can also take part in special religious programs and events organized by the mosque, including Quran recitations and talks by Islamic scholars. The mosque's stunning architecture and intricate details make it a must-visit spot for both locals and tourists.
2. Arab Street
Arab Street is another area in Singapore that comes to life during Ramadan. This narrow street connects two major roads in Singapore — South Bridge Road and Magazine Road — and is filled with brightly colored buildings decorated with Arabic script.
During Ramadan, Arab Street becomes a haven for food lovers who want to sample traditional Malay cuisines like bak kut teh (pork rib soup) or nasi lemak (coconut rice). You'll also find plenty of shops selling traditional handicrafts such as handbags made from jute bags.
How to go to Arab Street
Arab Street is located on the northern end of Little India. If you are coming from the airport, you can take the shuttle bus to Bugis and then walk south.
To get to Arab Street, take the MRT train to Farrer Park station or Lavender station. If you are going to Little India and have not been there before, this would be a good option as it is close enough to walk from either station.
If you are coming from anywhere else in Singapore (except Changi Airport), you will need to take a taxi or bus to get there. However, if you are staying around Orchard Road or Scotts Road, it is not too far away.
3. Kampung Glam
Kampung Glam is another area in Singapore that comes to life during Ramadan. The neighborhood is filled with colorful shophouses, boutique stores, and trendy cafes, making it a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
During Ramadan, Kampung Glam becomes even more vibrant than usual with brightly colored lights strung across the streets and lanterns hanging from trees. Visitors can also find an array of street food stalls selling traditional Malay dishes such as nasi lemak or prawn noodle soup (issar).
How to go to Kampung Glam
The Kampung Glam MRT Station is located on the North-South Line, and it is connected to the Bugis MRT Station. The Kampung Glam MRT Station is located near the Sultan Mosque and the National Textile Museum.
If you are coming from the airport, you can take the MRT to the City Hall Station and then change trains to get to the Bugis Station. If you come with your family and want to go directly from Changi Airport , you can contact Limo2go to pick you with our limousine service.
4. Singapore's Geylang Serai
Geylang Serai is one of the most vibrant and bustling areas in Singapore, and during Ramadan, this place comes alive with shops selling traditional Malay food, clothes, and even gold jewelry. The street is lined with stalls selling specialties like ketupat (rice cakes), nasi padang (Malay rice), and roti prata (Indian bread). You'll also find plenty of eateries serving up traditional Malaysian cuisine like satay and nasi lemak (coconut rice).
The area bustles with activity from early morning until late at night thanks to its many boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars. If you want to experience Ramadan in all its glory then this is definitely one place worth visiting.
How to go to Singapore's Geylang Serai
If you are travelling from the airport, then you can take the train and get down at Paya Lebar station. From there it will be quite easy to reach Geylang Serai. If you are travelling from another place in Singapore, then you can also take the train and get down at Paya Lebar station.
Once you have reached Paya Lebar station, it is quite easy to reach Geylang Serai as it is just 5 minutes walk away from this place.
Singapore's Muslim community takes great pride in celebrating Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, and visitors are welcome to join in the festivities. From the bustling bazaars of Geylang Serai to the iconic Sultan Mosque and the trendy Kampung Glam neighborhood, there are plenty of places in Singapore where you can experience the joy and spirit of the Ramadan festival. So, if you're planning a trip to Singapore during Ramadan with your family or friend, you can contact us at limo2go.sg. We have well-maintained and luxurious limousines along with professional drivers to transport you in style. You don't just enjoy the soothing journey during Eid but you also get a memorable experience. Call or book online now!