Various Raya themed decorations found in shopping malls in Penang.
Selamat Hari Raya! (Today marks the first day of Hari Raya in Malaysia. Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims here, and elsewhere in the world, it is also known as Eid al-Fitr.
Nasi Kerabu is a local delicacy originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. It is basically a Malay cuisine and comprises of blue-coloured rice served with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads. The blue color of the rice comes from the petals of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) flowers. Now, some Malay stalls in Penang also serve this due to its popularity.
One of the more common and popular street food, satay can be found in a number of coffeeshops or hawker food centers in Penang. Originally a traditional Malay food, it has since gained popularity among the locals and tourists.
A plate of Malay economy rice with various side dishes.
A plate of Nasi Melayu during lunch time at the Bayan Baru Market Food Court.
Hari Raya decoration at Queensbay Mall
Hari Raya Aidilfitri (literally meaning ‘celebration day’) or Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
As the only mosque at the top of Penang Hill, the old Penang Hill Mosque (or Masjid Bukit Bendera) serves as the the ‘highest’ Muslim place of worship for the local community there.
Note: Today marks the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a festive holiday season celebrated by all Muslims here. Therefore, to all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
Passing by Penang’s State Mosque. Today marks the day of Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha or Hari Raya Haji.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, the holidays start from the 6th to 7th July. In general, the Muslims here will be going back to their hometowns (or balik kampung) to celebrate the festive season with their families.
To all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.