Singapore's Kampong Gelam Bazaar Returns in Ramadan 2024!

Get ready for a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and flavours! One Kampong Gelam's iconic Kampong Gelam Bazaar is set to return in the holy month of Ramadan 2024, bringing a vibrant celebration of Singapore's cultural heritage. Mark your calendars for 2 Mar to 5 Apr 2024 as this bustling marketplace transforms into a lively Ramadan Bazaar with the theme of Gemilang Kampong Gelam.

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Kampong Gelam Bazaar returns: what you need to know

kampung gelam bazaar returnsImage credit: Singapore Tourism Board

This year’s edition will feature special collaborations with Sultan Mosque, in commemoration of its Bicentennial, promising a bigger and better bazaar while boasting over 107 local F&B and retail partners. From delectable culinary delights to shopping selections for Hari Raya, there’s something to tantalise every taste and fancy.

FYI, the celebration shall kick-off with an official launch on 6 Mar 2024 at Baghdad Street. Expect a line-up of vibrant cultural performances such as Dikir Barat, Samrah Dance and Malay Dance to entertain your visit during the launch.

However, this year’s Kampong Gelam Bazaar isn’t just about shopping; it’s an immersive cultural experience. Prepare to witness mesmerising light projections on past archives of the iconic Sultan Mosque since the 1800s. This brilliant light show will unfold the stories that have defined the mosque for the past 200 years. Visitors can watch the interactive experience every weekend at the Sultan Mosque, from Friday to Sunday from 7.30pm.

Most awaited mass iftar in Kampong Gelam Bazaar

Image credit: “Raikan Cahaya Ramadan 2023” by DOUBLEVSTUDIOS

Spanning 240 metres along Arab Street, a mass Iftar (breaking fast) held in partnership with Eventify, Sultan Mosque, Travel Connect, and Vision21 will take place on 23 Mar 2024 at 7pm. What’s more, the event will be the largest of its kind in Kampong Gelam with a projected 1,500 attendees including charity beneficiaries! BTW, tables will be open for sale to the public, with part of the proceeds channeled to the Sultan Mosque and its beneficiary groups.

Apart from that, visitors can also participate in the charity ride held in partnership with Chiongster Motorsport, whereby over 200 bikers will be riding from Ford Road to Kampong Gelam on 17 Mar and 23 Mar 2024. Bikers will also be able to purchase printed merchandise and proceeds will be directed to official beneficiary partners.

Other notable events include art exhibits, musical performances, live cooking shows, and even nightly film screenings.

Also read: A Guide to Singapore’s Art Festivals: Singapore Art Week and Other Events For Art Lovers

Whether you're a resident or a curious traveler, the Kampong Gelam Bazaar offers an unforgettable experience that blends tradition with contemporary flair. So, come discover the magic for yourself and join the celebration this Ramadan!

The Kampong Gelam Ramadan celebrations are supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

Featured image credit: Singapore Tourism Board | Official Website

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