Hoping to soak in the Hari Raya festive atmosphere? We scout the island for places where you can bask in the Hari Raya festivities in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic. There is a good mixture of on-site and online activities and events so take your pick.

Note: Due to COVID-19 crowd control measures, pre-registration may be required at some events or places listed. Also note the cap of 5 people for social gatherings from 8 to 30 May 2021.

Update: As announced on 14 May 2021 do note the cap of 2 people for social gatherings from 16 May to 13 June 2021.


EVENTS

1. Celebrate Hari Raya with The National Heritage Board and Malay Heritage Centre!

KasiOnRayaFest Hari Raya Puasa Malay Heritage Centre

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.

Date: 10 April to 6 June 2021

For more information, visit Celebrate Hari Raya with The National Heritage Board and Malay Heritage Centre!.

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2. Hari Raya Specials at the Singapore Discovery Centre

Hari Raya Specials at the Singapore Discovery Centre

Can’t get enough of Hari Raya visiting? Come visit Singapore Discovery Centre and learn more about this festive occasion!

Date: 13 to 16 May 2021
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Hari Raya Specials at the Singapore Discovery Centre.

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3. Hari Raya Light-Up

Geylang Serai Bazaar Main Arch Along Sims AvenueFile photo

A month leading up to Hari Raya, visitors can drop by Geylang Serai to enjoy the festival light-ups. The festivities typically take place along Sims Avenue and Changi Road, in between Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations.

In addition, there will also be an online bazaar and weekly cultural programmes that visitors can participate in to experience the festive vibes.

Date: 9 April to 23 May 2021
Admission: Free

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4. Istana Open House (Cancelled)

istana open house

Visitors to this IOH can look forward to the many gardens and open spaces within the Istana grounds, including the new “Inclusive Garden” launched by President Halimah in February 2021. However, to avoid gathering of large groups, there will be no performances, tours, booths or food trucks within the Istana grounds during this IOH, unlike previous ones. The main building will also not be open to public.

Date: 13 May 2021
Admission: Free. Pre-registration required.

For more information, visit Istana Hari Raya Puasa Open House 2021.

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PLACES OF INTEREST

5. S.E.A. Aquarium

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Charges apply.

You can purchase S.E.A. Aquarium™ One-Day Ticket via Klook (Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers) or KKday.

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6. Singapore Flyer

singapore flyer marina bay view

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 8.30am – 10.30pm (last boarding at 10pm)
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or Trip.com. (P.S. Eligible for SingapoRediscover Vouchers too 🥳).


STAYCATION

7. Hotel G Singapore Staycation

You can book the Staycation Package via Klook from $100 onwards (Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers).

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8. Naumi Hotel Singapore

You can book the Staycation Package via Klook from $211 onwards (Eligible for SingapoRediscovers Vouchers).

➡️ Related Read: May Staycation Singapore Deals 2021


MUSEUMS

The following museums are open during the Hari Raya Puasa. The list is not exhaustive, visit here for a list of Museums in Singapore.

9. National Museum Of Singapore

national museum of singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

For more information, visit here.

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10. The Asian Civilisations Museum

Asian Civilisations Museum ACM Singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am – 7pm (Open till 9pm on Fridays)
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

For more information, visit here.

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11. National Gallery Singapore

national gallery singapore

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 10am to 7pm
Admission: Free for Citizens and Permanent Residents

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

For more information, visit here.

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12. ArtScience Museum

ArtScience Museum late-night opening

Date: Daily
Operation hours: Sun – Thu 10am – 7pm (Last entry at 6pm) | Fri – Sat 10am – 9pm (Last entry at 8pm)
Admission: Charges apply

You can get tickets at discounted prices over at Klook or KKDay.

ArtScience Museum is hosting STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition from 30 January to 13 June 2021. For more information, visit STAR WARS™ Identities: The Exhibition.


FREE PLACES

13. Singapore Botanic Gardens

singapore botanic gardens

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 5am – 12am
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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14. Jurong Lake Gardens

jurong lake park rasau walk

Date: Daily
Operation hours: 24 hours
Admission: Free

For more information, visit Jurong Lake Gardens.





HARI RAYA RELATED

15. Hari Raya Open House at MHC

malay heritage centre entrance

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!

Date: 5 & 6 June 2021
Venue: Online and Onsite at the Malay Heritage Centre

For more information, visit Hari Raya Open House at Malay Heritage Centre 2021.


Note: All details are correct as at the time of publishing. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in the compilation. Readers are advised to check with the respective event organisers for the most updated schedules, venues and details.

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