Beyond Bazaar Bites: Culture & Lifestyle Stalls at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2024

When we hear about Ramadan Night Bazaars, our minds often conjure images of bustling food stalls brimming with delectable treats and aromatic delights, and who can help it when you have treats from all over the world as well as great deals all in one place? Indeed, the culinary experience is a cornerstone of these vibrant markets, drawing crowds eager to savour traditional dishes and innovative flavours. However, there’s a host of experiences beyond the plates that await those who venture into the heart of Geylang Serai Bazaar.

Let’s delve beyond the bazaar bites and uncover the diverse array of offerings that make Geylang Serai Bazaar a celebration of culture, community, and creativity. From cultural decorations for the holidays to artisanal crafts that tell stories of heritage, these stalls are treasure troves waiting to be discovered. Let’s explore the hidden gems at Geylang Serai Bazaar this year!

Theory of Two

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Referring to the marriage of two people, Theory of Two aims to help couples create beautiful and lasting memories

Specialising in wedding stationery and favours, Theory of Two was founded in 2019 by Eliza Bahaudin, who wanted all to-be-weds to be able to have their dream wedding without the burden of exorbitant fees. Since its inception, Theory of Two has aspired to be Singapore’s premier wedding coordinator and planner, infusing every design with elegance and affordability. 

However, during the holy month of Ramadan, when weddings usually take a pause within the Muslim community, Theory of Two gracefully transitions its focus to the lively night bazaars. At Geylang Serai Bazaar, Theory of Two showcases their unique, luxurious and minimalist designs on offerings beyond wedding essentials. 

From chic home decor pieces to their own fashion label that blends tradition with contemporary flair and elegant money envelopes—there are even envelope designs for the little ones inspired by Eliza’s children—every purchase is a heartfelt creation that resonates with familial love and joy! 

So, if you’re looking for a cherished keepsake for yourself or a loved one, head over to Stall 435 & 436 to find Theory of Two, or you can also check out their Instagram, Facebook or the Theory of Two official website.

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Every piece of Majestic Art at Carls Gallery is made from a one-of-a-kind mineral

Let’s switch from minimal designs to maximalist artistry at Carls Gallery, a community-based art gallery in Johor Bahru. From afar, the gallery’s captivating Al-Quran verse artworks, known as Majestic Art, crafted with embellished quartz stone and sparkling crystals, will surely capture your attention. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind original, making them truly special.

While some of these exquisite artworks may have price tags reaching the four-digit mark, Carls Gallery also offers smaller, more budget-friendly pieces to decorate your home with. Regardless of your religious background, the gallery has a diverse range of art pieces to offer. From extravagant geode cross sections to stunning gold leaf hand paintings and gilded vases, there’s something for every art enthusiast with an eye for sophistication and luxury at Carls Gallery.

What’s more, purchasing from Carls Gallery supports talented artisans and contributes directly to Malaysian and Singaporean-based charities. So look out for Stall 45 for Carls Gallery, or check out their catalogue at the official Carls Gallery website!

First Price

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Who would’ve guessed First Price would be in the running for the most aesthetic stall?

Keeping with the extravagance, behold the First Price stall! Yes, you read that right — the humble home appliance store has set up one of the most visually captivating and Instagram-worthy stalls in the whole of the Geylang Serai Bazaar. 

Adorned with Ramadan-themed decorations, twinkling fairy lights, intricate ornaments, vibrant neon signs, elegant lanterns, stylish clocks, and enchanting candles, you name it; they have it. And the best part? Despite its lavish appearance, everything is incredibly affordable thanks to their irresistible deals, a feast for the eyes, and not your wallet.

But even if you’re not in the market for any of the home appliances or décor items mentioned above, visiting the First Price stall at the Wisma Geylang Serai section is still a must. You can’t miss it (literally)! Also, check out the First Price Facebook page for any updates, or drop them a comment about how much you loved their stall!


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WildéBeauty promises to empower you to unleash your wildé side

Speaking of Instagram-worthy, we’re moving from a stall that sells spotlights to making you the spotlight — WildéBeauty. Founded by Nabilah Khan, who aimed to create a brand that speaks to the heart of self-expression and celebrates individuality. With a diverse range of cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic products, WildéBeauty encourages breaking free from standards, regardless of your race, faith, or creed. They believe in fearlessly expressing your unique style and beauty and being the next It Girl.

At their photogenic, pretty-in-pink stall, you’ll discover the full range of their wildé cosmetics, along with gift boxes and exclusive Ramadan bundles available only at Geylang Serai Bazaar. Moreover, their friendly and well-versed staff offer makeup services with their high-performance formulas, making it a perfect spot for touch-ups during or after exploring the bazaar. 

You can find the WildéBeauty stall at the Wisma Geylang Serai section, and check out their Instagram for beauty inspiration or browse their entire range of cosmetics on the official WildéBeauty website.

Oud Luxury Collection

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From botanical and woody to floral, spicy, and sweet, the Oud Luxury Collection caters to a variety of preferences

Next, we need to get you smelling the part, too, and Oud Luxury Collection has got you covered. With an elegant stall that exudes luxury and sophistication, you’ll be surrounded by vibrant colours and delightful fragrances. Their collection features body care essentials such as hand soaps, body washes, hand creams, body deodorants, and shower gels, each infused with the richness of oud — known as the king of fragrances, a type of wood often found in incense.

But it’s not just the products they sell that set Oud Luxury Collection apart. It was also the impeccable service that each and every staff member provided. They took their time to explain every fragrance and ingredient down to the subtle nuances and allowed me to test out literally everything. It was like giving myself a little luxury spa treatment right in the middle of the bustling bazaar!

So, if you’re ready to treat yourself and indulge in self-care, don’t miss out on Oud Luxury Collection at Stall 50. Explore the scents, engage with their staff, and check out their Instagram or the official Oud Luxury Collection website to learn more about their exquisite range of products. 


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SANDYxSHER boasts a stall as aesthetically pleasing as their henna art

What’s increasingly becoming a staple at night bazaars are places to get henna art, but unfortunately, the quality of the art or service isn’t always guaranteed. However, SANDYxSHER definitely stands out for both their intricate henna artistry and friendly service. Bridal artists Sandhya Menon and Sherene Divya have their stall in the heart of Geylang Serai, which is as beautifully laid out as their henna art. 

Being bridal artists, Sandhya and Sherene focus mainly on traditional henna work rather than novelty designs, which allows them to ensure that their art stays true to its cultural roots and significance. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality make them the top choice for authentic and exquisite henna artistry. 

Whether it’s for a special occasion or simply to adorn your hands with timeless beauty, SANDYxSHER at Stall 313 is a must-visit destination for henna enthusiasts and those looking for exceptional service alike. Find out more about the duo’s work on their Instagram and Facebook

Solace Studios

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Solace Studios is popping up even at Geylang Serai Bazaar!

Make your day out to Geylang Serai Bazaar unforgettable with a fun photoshoot at the Solace Studios pop-up! Once again, establishing itself as Singapore’s favourite photo booth pop-up, Solace Studios is back with a special Ramadan design for their 4-cut strip photos and a selection of adorable accessories to add a festive touch to your shoot, commemorating Ramadan 2024!

Find the Solace Studios pop-up over at the Wisma Geylang Serai section, conveniently located right next to WildéBeauty (how fitting!). Don’t forget to follow Solace Studios on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok for updates on their next location and more exciting offerings.

The Wahdah Project

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Be part of a greater cause this Ramadan with The Wahdah Project

I’ve only just begun to uncover wonderful offerings at Geylang Serai Bazaar, but during Ramadan — a time of charity and community bonding, it’s a perfect opportunity to see what you can offer back to the community. Enter The Wahdah Project, a charity founded in 1957 based in Singapore that is making an impact through community service, educational support and welfare activities.

The Wahdah Project’s presence at the bazaar goes beyond selling goods. It also serves as a platform to raise awareness for initiatives that uplift underprivileged Muslim families, provide educational resources, and assist those in need. 

At their stall in the bazaar, you’ll find traditional snacks, the proceeds of which contribute directly to the charitable causes supported by The Wahdah Project. Every purchase you make at The Wahdah Project’s stall supports its mission of creating a community that is knowledgeable, pious, and beneficial to all. 

So, as you explore Geylang Serai Bazaar, take a moment to visit The Wahdah Project at Stall 6 and be a part of something bigger. For further details, see The Wahdah Project’s mini-website

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Geylang Serai Bazaar beyond the bites and beverages. Discover a world of unique crafts, cultural offerings, and experiences waiting to be discovered!

For more information on what else the bazaar has to offer, check out the official Wisma Geylang Serai Facebook page!

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2024

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It ain’t just about food, it’s about the culture, lifestyle and fashion too!

🗓️Date: Till 10 April 2024

Opening Hours: 10am to 11:59pm till 9 April, 12am to 6am on 10 April

📍Location: 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001, Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre

Photos by Brendan Tan of the DANAMIC Team.

Jeffrey Lee

A Singaporean raised abroad, you might want to see Jeffrey's different take on things — especially if you frequently find yourself swinging around a climbing gym or with a crossword in hand.

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