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



Cyclamen



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