The National Heritage Board is celebrating Hari Raya with a slew of online and on-site activities and programmes across the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) this year! From outdoor installations and online cooking tutorials to journeying through traditional Malay fashion over the years and craft activities, there’s lots in store for the public to join in the festivities – even from the comfort of their homes.

MALAY HERITAGE CENTRE

KasiOnRayaFest Hari Raya Puasa Malay Heritage CentreKasiOnRayaFest – Photo courtesy of Malay Heritage Centre

#KasiOnRayaFest: A Ramadan & Raya Fest
Online and onsite at the Malay Heritage Centre
Dates: Ongoing till 13 June 2021

#KasiOnRayaFest is a hybrid festival that highlights and celebrates the months of Ramadan and Syawal. Join the Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) both online and onsite and be treated to a variety of activities this festive season!

#KasiOnRayaFest follows from last year’s #OnxOnRayaFest. Read as “On Tak On”, it is a spin on the Malay language catchphrase which is used to ask someone if an event or activity can proceed or happen. This was apt given the uncertain COVID-19 situation last year. This year “Kasi On” rallies everyone with a resounding “Let’s make it happen”!

From 4 May to 13 June 2021, MHC’s opening hours have also been specially extended to welcome more visitors – the centre’s compound will be open till 10pm every day, while the galleries’ opening hours will be extended till 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

– Lap Lip 2021: An Iconic Landmark installation
Onsite at the Malay Heritage Centre
Ongoing till 13 June 2021

Malay Heritage Centre LapLip Light InstallationLapLip Light Installation – Photo courtesy of the Malay Heritage Centre

The Lap Lip installation is an MHC platform where artists are invited to reimagine how the traditional Hari Raya light decorations can be. For this year’s installation, MHC has worked with Tina Fung of Space Objekt to bring an immersive and engaging space that draws inspiration from the past and future. The structure is inspired by the architectural landscape of Kampong Gelam, with patterns inspired by Malay motifs designed by local artist Reza Hasni. In the centre of the installation is a space for reflection, with soundscapes that transport visitors to the vibrant bazaars of past Ramadans. Playing on lights and colours, the installation is worthy of social media postings in the day as well as night.

LapLip Light Installation Malay Heritage CentreLapLip Light Installation – Photo courtesy of the Malay Heritage Centre

– Hari Raya Open House 2021
Online and Onsite at the Malay Heritage Centre
Date: 5 & 6 June 2021

MHC’s Hari Raya Open House is an annual community celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Look forward to exciting programmes such as drop-in craft activities and online music performances that can be enjoyed by everyone!

For more information, visit Hari Raya Open House 2021

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ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

ACM Celebrates - Hari Raya Puasa

ACM Celebrates – Hari Raya Puasa
Online and onsite
Date: 13 May 2021
All day
Free with museum admission

Learn about Hari Raya Puasa through a curated, self-guided trail of the galleries. Create your own Raya celebrations at home with a recipe to make sayur lodeh, a traditional vegetable dish, and download a template to make a paper craft inspired by ketupat, a rice cake packed in a woven container usually served during Hari Raya. Continue the celebration on ACM’s Facebook with a lively welcome dance – Tarian Selamat Datang. Selamat Hari Raya Puasa!


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