Monday, 14 July 2014

Hari Raya decorations

The decorations and nightly bazaar are once again adding a festive spirit in the Geylang Serai area of Singapore for the Hari Raya festival or Ramadan.
This year 1200 temporary market stalls are set up in the area and this is an increase from the 800 stalls last year. The stalls sell items for the festival including decorations for the house, food for the daily breaking of the fast, gifts and clothing etc.
The end of Ramadan is on the 28th of July and is a public holiday in Singapore.

Selamat Hari Raya translates as "Happy Celebration Day"

Decorations hanging from the street trees

Some of the temporary market stores

Eid Mubarak - a traditional greeting meaning "Blessed Feast" 

Decorations along Geylang Rd

Decorations on pedestrian bridge

Decorations on the light poles

Decorations along Sims Ave

Part of the street decorations

Monday, 7 July 2014

Persian Garden at the Flower Dome

Gardens by the Bay have again created a stunning themed garden in the Flower Dome. The theme till the 3rd of August is a Persian Garden.
The display has the key elements of Persian gardens - geometry, water and shade. Plants that have been used in the floral display include Cyclamen, Jasmine, Persian Violets and Oriental Lilies.

The main display

Persian architecture 

Oriental Lilies

Persian architecture 

Decorative plates in the display

Tanjine and spice display

Outdoor setting


Miniature Kangaroo Pawls surrounded by English box

Tile backdrop

The water feature

Lanterns as garden ornaments

Palms as a back drop creating a Persian experience