The Geylang Serai Bazaar is a yearly event celebrated with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. This is the most anticipated night market in Singapore which features a lot of Muslim tradition and culture. This year's bazaar is slated to run from May 3 to June 5.
It has only been my 3rd year to attend the Geylang night market. Each year, the celebration surpasses my expectations! There are always new things to experience and discover. This year's Geylang Serai Bazaar exhibits most the traditional Malay goods and delicacies.
According to the main coordinator, Wisma Geylang Serai, 60 percent of the food stalls are selling the traditional Malay food, while the remaining are offering the "contemporary" or "hipster" options.
It is definitive that we all get an extensive list of choices of food! The hardest decision to make is what goes first to your list! If you are a food lover, this is definitely your place.
I first bought this huge Thai Milk Tea and I got it for only S$3! It is a great buy because I usually get this on other Pasar Malam for S$5!
The next one I bought was the Satay. You've been to Singapore? Well, you shouldn't leave Singapore without trying out this popular dish. It will be one of the things you'll miss about Singapore.
After that, we continued strolling to find other things to try. We ended up buying the Otak Otak. Otak Otak is a "grilled fish cake made of ground fish meat mixed with tapioca starch and spice."
Apart from indulging with food and quenching your thirst, you can also go shopping or play the mini games such as carnival games and arcade claw machines.
We found these beautiful and vibrant Turkish lamps. I always love to buy one and place it in our soon-to-be flat! It looks exquisite and it is dazzling! The biggest ones are expensive but the small lamps are just worth it of the price.
You can also get your Henna tattoo here! The designs are unique and stunning. They charge from S$10.
Last year, I tried getting a henna tattoo on my hand. I love the design and it lasts for about two weeks!
One more thing that I love about this bazaar is that they also sell clothes, make up and bags!
Here are the other things to see at the bazaar ~
Most shops are open from 3:00 pm up to 12 midnight. There are some shops too that last until early in the morning.
Getting there is usually by bus or by cab. There is always a crowd in this month long night market. And all I can say is, visitng there once is not enough.
Let me know your experience there too! Hope this convinced you to visit Singapore's most celebrated night market.