Mail-to-order feasts, virtual gatherings, staggered visitations and online bazaars — here’s how you can still celebrate Hari Raya Puasa 2021 in the midst of this pandemic.
For the second year in a row, the pandemic attempts to put a damper on the festivities. However, there are still ways you can reach out to your loved ones and celebrate collectively this Hari Raya Puasa. Scroll on down for the scoop!
Hari Raya Puasa Guide:
#1: 8 Best Food Delivery & Takeaway Options For The Whole Family
#2: 5 Best Ways To Celebrate Hari Raya Puasa 2021 With New COVID-19 Restrictions
Best Ways To Celebrate Hari Raya Puasa During Phase 2
1. Virtual Gatherings
Perhaps one of the most memorable takeaways from circuit breaker was just how far we went to maintain meaningful connections with our loved ones. Even though we couldn’t be with each other physically, we organised game nights, sent food (see no. 4) and had Netflix parties. For those interested in interactive online games, the Pictionary-inspired Skribbl.io is definitely a hot favourite in my social circles!
2. Online Geylang Serai Bazaar
Image credits: Bazaar Kita
“Uncle, do you miss the Geylang Serai Bazaar?” I asked the Muslim gentleman, who was my grab driver, midway into our journey. With a wistful sigh he nodded. “Of course! However, if these stricter measures are what it takes to ensure the safety of our country and curb the spread of the virus — I’d rather we keep it online!”
And online, the bazaar has gone. There’s a tab for all your festive needs: retail, so you look your finest, a mart, just incase you’re cooking up a storm, shows to keep connected to the community, hot meals for non-domesticated folk, and, of course, sweet treats for all!
Visit the online Geylang Serai Bazaar here.
3. Online Shopping
Image credits: ASOS
Modest fashion is getting increasingly popular even on retailers such as ASOS. Stun in the selection of intricately-designed dresses, beautiful shawls, as well as swim and fitness apparel in our modest fashion guide where our very own YouTrip Ambassador, Amira, shares her go-to shops! Save some $$ while you’re at it by using your YouTrip card to take advantage of wholesale exchange rates.
Start shopping the best modest wear brands for Jubah and Hijab fashion here.
4. Have a Mail-to-order Feast
Not great in the kitchen? No worries, we put together a list of eight of our favourite Muslim-owned and Halal-certified stalls for you to order from. There are great traditional dishes like Assam fish pedas, otah and beef rendang, but there’s also a ton of buzzy new bites. Think charcoal burgers, spicy wings and carbonara roti john.
Browse the best food delivery and takeaway options for Hari Raya Puasa: here.
5. YouTrip Send Your Hari Raya Money
Wondering which way works best for sending green packets to your loved ones? In case you don’t already have a YouTrip card — use promo code <HARIRAYA10> and receive a guaranteed S$10 to offset your expenditure!
Eat, Pray, Love This Hari Raya Puasa
From all of us at YouTrip, we’ll love to wish all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. As you go about your visitations or zoom gatherings, be safe and remember to mask up!