Ramadan Activities in Singapore 2024
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Ramadan in Singapore: A Foodie's Guide to Halal Iftar Gems




March 18, 2024

As the sun dips below the horizon in Singapore, the day's fast comes to an end, and the city buzzes with anticipation for Iftar. The melting pot that is Singapore boasts a vibrant halal dining scene that comes alive during Ramadan, offering a plethora of options for Muslims to break their fast with delicious and culturally rich foods. From the historical lanes of Kampong Glam to the heart of the city and the bustling Ramadan bazaars, here’s your guide to must-try halal eateries in Singapore this Ramadan.

Kampong Glam: A Blend of Tradition and Trend

Kampong Glam, with its colorful shophouses and Malay heritage, is a hotspot for halal cuisine in Singapore. At the heart of this neighborhood lies Sultan Mosque, surrounded by eateries that offer a variety of traditional Malay, Indonesian, and even Middle Eastern cuisines. For a more flavourful experience, grab our FunVee Hop on and off package and alight at Kampong Glam, Singapore’s historic Malay-Muslim quarter.

Sultan Mosque at Singapore Heritage Site Kampong Glam

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant: This Michelin Bib Gourmand winner is a must-visit for anyone craving traditional Malay and Indonesian dishes. Their spread of kampung-style cuisine, such as the tender beef rendang and the flavorful tahu telor, provides a hearty and fulfilling Iftar.

Hjh Maimunah Restaurant: This Michelin Bib Gourmand

Afterwit - Mexican Taqueria: For a twist on the traditional Iftar, Afterwit offers Mexican dishes with a halal spin. Their tacos, burritos, and nachos, loaded with halal meats and fresh ingredients, are perfect for sharing.

Afterwit - Mexican Taqueria at Kampong Glam Singapore

Heart of the City: Cosmopolitan Flavors

In the city center, halal offerings are not just confined to traditional cuisines. Modern eateries provide a cosmopolitan flair to the halal dining scene, offering everything from burgers to Japanese food.

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Halia at Singapore Botanic Gardens: Nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia is a serene spot for Iftar. Their contemporary cuisine, with halal-certified ingredients, offers a refreshing take on dining. The ambiance here, amidst the lush greenery, adds a tranquil touch to the breaking of the fast. Hop onto our FunVee Hop on and off package and drop off at Botanic Gardens for a gastronomical experience.

Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant in Singapore
Turkish Alfresco Dining in Singapore

Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant: This eatery prides itself on its rich array of Turkish delicacies, from succulent kebabs grilled to perfection to the warm, fluffy breads and delectable mezes that start your meal with a burst of flavor. The ambiance, adorned with intricate Turkish decor, transports you straight to the heart of Istanbul, offering a cozy and inviting atmosphere for Iftar. Whether it's the savory lamb dishes, the exquisitely seasoned chicken, or the sweet, syrupy baklava that concludes your meal, Sofra ensures a truly authentic Turkish dining experience. It's a must-visit for those seeking to immerse themselves in the flavors and hospitality of Turkey right in the heart of Singapore.

Ramadan/Hari Raya Bazaars: Festive Feasts

No Ramadan in Singapore is complete without a visit to the Ramadan/Hari Raya bazaars. These pop-up markets are a feast for the senses, offering a wide range of halal eats, from traditional snacks to innovative street food.

Ramadan Bazaars Hari Raya Festival Market

Geylang Serai Market: The most famous of them all, Geylang Serai, transforms into a vibrant night market during Ramadan. Stalls here serve up everything from ayam percik (grilled chicken) to sweet treats like kueh tart (pineapple tarts). It’s a perfect place for those looking to explore the variety of Malay and Indonesian cuisine.

Hari Raya Bazaar in Kampong Glam Singapore

Bussorah Street: Located near Kampong Glam, the Bussorah Street bazaar is smaller but equally festive. The street comes alive with stalls serving a mix of traditional Malay dishes, Middle Eastern specialties, and even fusion food. It’s an ideal spot for Iftar if you’re looking for a cozy atmosphere combined with the charm of heritage.

Singapore’s halal dining scene truly shines during Ramadan, reflecting the city-state’s multicultural tapestry. Whether you’re craving traditional dishes to break your fast or looking to try something new and exciting, Singapore has it all. Remember, Ramadan is not just a time for fasting; it’s also a time for feasting, sharing, and community. So, gather your loved ones and explore the delightful Iftar options that Singapore has to offer. Happy feasting!

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