Posts Tagged ‘night’

Holiday greetings: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2016

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri”!

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Muslims and non-Muslim visitors taking a breather from the hustle & bustle of the Ramadan bazaar last night.

It’s Hari Raya Puasa today.

After a whole month of fasting during Ramadan, today is the day that our Muslim friends have been looking forward to.

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Little girl having henna drawn on her hand at the Ramadan night bazaar. Thanks to the girl’s mother for so generously granting permission for this photo.

Here are some photos from visiting the night bazaar last night at the Geylang Serai area in Singapore.

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POTD: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri”!

Hari Raya ornaments for the home, on sale at the night bazaar prior to the actual day. Photo taken with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. It was so crowded you’ve got to keep moving. The fast 65-point autofocus of the 7D Mark II enabled many shots to be taken sharp despite the hurry. Photo credit: John Tan.

Hari Raya ornaments for the home, on sale at the night bazaar prior to the actual day. Photo taken with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens. It was so crowded you’ve got to keep moving. The fast 65-point autofocus of the 7D Mark II enabled many shots to be taken sharp despite the hurry. Photo credit: John Tan.

It’s Hari Raya Puasa today.

After a whole month of fasting during Ramadan, today is the day that our Muslim friends have been looking forward to.

A traditional henna tattoo being done on the hands of a gracious lady who accented to letting me capture the beautiful design on her hand. Photo taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

A traditional henna tattoo being done on the hands of a gracious lady who accented to letting me capture the beautiful design on her hand. Photo taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

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POTD: Selamat Hari Raya Haji

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Haji”!

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore. Shot handheld at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Photo taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

Masjid Sultan, or Sultan Mosque, in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore. Shot handheld at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Photo taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

It’s Hari Raya Haji. The festival is also known as Eid al-Adha in Arabic, which means Feast/Festival of the Sacrifice.

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POTD: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Here’s wishing all Muslim friends: “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri“!

Custom designed twinkling lights specially for Hari Raya Puasa. Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Custom designed twinkling lights specially for Hari Raya Puasa. Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

It’s Hari Raya Puasa today.

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POTD: Poetic seller beckons with traditional Pantun poems

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Lifestyle and technology blogger Mohd Hisham went on a Ramadan walkabout at the night bazaar.

Waxing lyrical - literally - about his wares. Photo taken with a Nikon D90 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Photo credit: Mohd Hisham.

Waxing lyrical – literally – about his wares. Photo taken with a Nikon D90 with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Photo credit: Mohd Hisham.

“In our current age of fast and furious, we don’t always get to beat around the bush to make our point. Knowing when someone is about to get lyrical in a pantun manner, prepares you to know that the actual point of the message is further down the line,” says Mohd Hisham, Lifestyle & Technology Blogger at mhisham.org.

What caught Hisham’s eye was this guy perched on a high chair holding a microphone and selling his wares by reciting traditional 4-lined poems.

According to Hisham, the Malay poem style is known as pantun, comprising usually 4 stanzas, sometimes 3.

The gentleman in the photo was reciting the traditional and more common 4-stanza poems.

Hisham blogs at his Lifestyle and Technology blog: mhisham.org.

POTD: Mannequins at the Ramadan Night Bazaar

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

These mannequins give an idea of what it’s like to be dolled up with the prettiest outfits.

These mannequins look so life-like you wonder if they might actually come to life! Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

These mannequins look so life-like you wonder if they might actually come to life! Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

These mannequins look all ready to welcome the approaching Hari Raya Puasa.

POTD: Cheap and versatile – shish kebab and doner kebab

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

My favourite dish not only in the local night bazaar but also when I travel overseas – the variations of kebabs – especially the shish and doner kebabs.

Nothing beats a smoking hot kebab on a Winter’s night in Europe. But here in tropical Singapore, it is no less inviting. Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Nothing beats a smoking hot kebab on a Winter’s night in temperate countries. But here in tropical Singapore, it is no less inviting. Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Originating in the Middle East, kebabs have become popular in many other countries for many years now.

They are delicious and affordable, and can be eaten at a roadside kiosk, a proper restaurant, or taken away to be enjoyed on the go.

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POTD: Masjid Sultan Mosque in Singapore’s Kampong Glam

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Photo of the Day: Masjid Sultan is the Malay name for Sultan Mosque, which is located at Muscat Street and North Bridge Road in the Kampong Glam district of Singapore.

Masjid Sultan partly framed by tree. Shot handheld with flash at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Resized and cropped to 5:4 aspect in Photoshop. Both photos taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

Masjid Sultan partly framed by tree. Shot handheld with flash at f/1.8, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Resized and cropped to 5:4 aspect in Photoshop. Both photos taken with a Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II compact camera. Photo credit: John Tan.

The mosque – first built in 1826 – is one of Singapore’s most important mosques.

The current building dates from 1928, when the original mosque was rebuilt.

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POTD: Sandals snaking down the walls

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

If you’re looking for a new pair of sandals, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Ramadan Night Bazaar.

Sandals snaking down the wall at a stall in the Ramadan Night Bazaar. Both photos taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Sandals snaking down the wall at a stall in the Ramadan Night Bazaar. Both photos taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Most of the stalls at the night bazaar were open to photographers, especially if you ask the stall holders politely before snapping away.

Some even offered to pose with their wares.

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POTD: Twinkle twinkle little lights

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

What’s Hari Raya without those twinkling lights that brighten up the neighbourhood at night?

Lights galore at the Ramadan Night Bazaar. Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

Lights galore at the Ramadan Night Bazaar. Photo taken with a Nikon D600 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

One of the distinctive signs that Hari Raya is approaching is the lights that you see decorating homes – both inside and outside – as the festival approaches.

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