We had clients that offered celebratory messages and special deals during this festive period at The Geylang Serai area - Tristar Complex and Joo Chiat Complex. Combined with the amazing crowd drawn in by the month long night bazaar and the eager businesses at newly opened Geylang Serai Market, the hustle and bustle leading up to the celebrations were all keenly felt and well enjoyed!
The crowd builds up especially in the evening periods and also over the weekends. Traffic wardens were heavily deployed to ensure minimal order amidst the highly chaotic traffic.
I actually enjoy my frequent trips to the annual bazaar. It is not as commercialized as the Chinese New Year night markets. Furthermore the goods offer are relatively unique, self created, practical and sometimes very surprising.
Like this artist from one of the Islam dominated provinces in China (Xinjiang or Qingdao?) - is his calligraphy in Chinese or Arabic?
Quite a lot of on-the-spot cooking too (RAMLY BURGER), like a mass BBQ ;p I was introduced Dendeng as a must-try item. This is my annual feeding frenzy. It is good enough to brave crowds as mad as these..!