Guest Author - Taisha Turner
Muslims in Singapore celebrate Ramadan during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan usually starts during the last two weeks in September or the first two weeks in October. It depends on the date of the full moon of the ninth month. This changes each year.
The month of Ramadan is an event when it is believed the Holy Quran “was sent down from heaven, a guidance unto men, declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation.” Ramadan is a period of contemplation and worship. Also, it is a time to strengthen family and community ties.
Ramadan is a month of strict daylight fasting for Muslims in Singapore. The fast is broken at sunset with iftar. Iftar is the evening meal during this time. It is a great time for visitor in Singapore to sample Malay foods.
Each evening at sunset, Malay stalls open with delicious foods for the breaking of the fast. Visit Bussorah Street in Singapore and eat the Malay delicacies. The stall owners cook their specialities to draw people to their stalls. Visitors are welcome to sample the enticing foods.
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