If you’re tired of the overhyped and overpriced food at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar, we get you.
Here’s a list of alternative bazaars that you should go to do all your last minute Hari Raya shopping. From kuih and dendeng to capal and baju kurung, these bazaars got you covered.
1. Jalan Jalan Makan Makan Raya Edition 2018 (Marina Bay Sands)
The Jalan-Jalan Makan-Makan Raya Edition 2018 is coming to Marina Bay Sands from 1 – 3 June. It is the first MEGA halal food and shopping bazaar at MBS that you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
You’ll get to meet your favourite celebrities, shop for your Hari Raya outfits and break your fast, all in one place!
If you’re looking for the perfect baju kurung, homegrown Muslimah fashion designer Adlina Anis, will have a pop-up booth at the bazaar. Get your wallets ready, because her Hari Raya collection is to die for.
If you’re planning on breaking fast at the bazaar, head on to Farah Diana Catering’s booth for their famous Nasi Ambeng ($7). This meal is packed with sides such as beef rendang and sambal goreng – you’re definitely going to need a power nap after eating this.
Their booth will be located right next to the stage so you definitely won’t miss it! Best part, there’s plenty of seating space as well so you can break fast at the bazaar itself.
With over 200 stalls at the Jalan-Jalan Makan-Makan bazaar, you won’t need to look elsewhere for all your Hari Raya needs.
Jalan-Jalan Makan-Makan Raya Edition 2018
Address: Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall E
Date: 1 – 3 June 2018
Time: 10am – 10pm
2. Bazaar Raya One World (Our Tampines Hub)
The Bazaar Raya One World at Our Tampines Hub has plenty of traditional bazaar staples including putu bambu, ayam perchik, and satay burger. So if you’re looking for real food, then this is the place to indulge.
Keep cool with a cup of original Butter Booeh from BOO:EH and bask in the atmosphere of festivities at the bazaar! Their slushie is a new crowd’s favourite as well.
Out of the 150 stalls available at Bazaar Raya One World, we highly recommend getting the Satay Burger from Famous Satay Burger. If you need an upgrade from your usual ramly burgers, this is the perfect choice for you.
If you’re looking for real good food for the soul, then this bazaar won’t disappoint. No rainbow coloured food or edible balloons at this bazaar here!
Bazaar Raya One World
Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Date: 12 May – 13 June
3. KB Raya Fest (D’Marquee, Downtown East)
D’Marquee is the perfect location for a bazaar if you can’t stand the heat.
Get your wallets ready because you’re in for a real treat. KB Raya Fest is a one stop destination for all your Hari Raya needs. Not to mention, some of the food vendors sounds pretty damn good too!
Burgs by Project Warung will be selling their famous burgers at KB Raya Fest 2018. Unless you live under a rock, Burgs is known for selling gourmet burgers at an affordable price.
Trust me, you can’t miss out on this one.
KB Raya Fest
Address: D’Marquee @ Downtown East
Date: 25th – 27th May 2018
Time: 12pm to 11pm
4. LalooLalang Bazaar (Malay Heritage Centre)
Bring all your kakis for 3 days of food, fun and entertainment. For our non-Muslim geng, in the morning you go breakfast then in the evening you join for break fast ok!
This highly anticipated bazaar has been hugely successful since its debut in 2015.
Fashion, lifestyle, food and fun awaits you down at LalooLalang Bazaar. Be entertained by local acts and learn a thing or two about the Malay culture down at the Malay Heritage Centre galleries!
Address: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501
Date: 1 – 3 June
Time: 3pm to Midnight
5. Bazaar Raya Utara (Woodlands Regional Centre)
The Bazaar Raya Utara is now in its 16th year, featuring a record of 80 stalls, selling everything from street food to homemade Hari Raya goodies.
A new air-conditioned section also houses apparel and fashion stalls, such as Muslimah fashion brand Ayu Apparels and online store Vintagewknd.
Thankfully, traditional food stalls still comprise the bulk of the bazaar’s offerings, with the longest lines dedicated to crowd favourites such as nasi Padang and Ramly Burgers!
Bazaar Raya Utara
Address: Woodlands Regional Centre, Next to Causeway Point
Date: 14 May – 12 June
Time: 10am – 11pm
6. The Grand Bazaar (Singapore Expo)
Inspired by the famed spice bazaars in Istanbul, The Grand Bazaar will take you through the sights and sounds of Turkey.
Taking place on the final weekend of Ramadan, visitors can expect a myriad of food, fashion and furniture shopping, plus cultural performances to enjoy.
A colourful experience awaits you at the Grand Bazaar. With a wide spectrum of vendors participating, you are sure to find something unique in this gathering.
The Grand Bazaar
Address: Singapore Expo Hall 6B
Date: 8 – 10 June 2018
Time: 10am – 10pm
So grab your friends, family and most importantly, your wallet, and head down to these bazaars before the month of Ramadan ends!