7 June 2017 Raya comes early this year at this iconic location! Taking place a week before Hari Raya is a special celebration in the heart of Kuala Lumpur to mark the arrival of syawal. Billed to be alive with the classic Raya mood, this Welcoming Syawal event will be hosted at Central Market Kuala Lumpur on 17 June t, replete with cultural dance performances and traditional ghazal singing at the Central Market Walkway. No Raya celebration is complete without the inclusion of a lovely spread of traditional Malay food, and you won’t find shortage of that here! lemang, nasi himpit, chicken rendang and peanut sauce will be making an appearance at the event, besides dodol-making and kuih goyang cooking demonstrations. While enjoying the fun and the festivites, Central Market also invites all visitors to learn and explore Malaysia’s Islamic architecture together through Ramadan Raya theme brought this year.
Panglima Kinta Mosque
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque
Ulul Albab Mosque
The Complex Manager of Central Market Kuala Lumpur, Puan Cheong Wai Mun, says that the mall is showcasing mosque miniatures in colourful caricatures for the season. “Since special prayers are held at the mosque during Ramadan and Raya, we have selected five mosques around Malaysia to adorn Central Market façade, each with its own identity influenced by the respective state’s culture and history values. By displaying these designs, all local and foreign visitors get to discover what inspired our nation’s unique architectural identity.” The five mosques are Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque (Johor State Mosque), Sultan Ismail Petra Jubilee Mosque (Beijing Mosque) in Kelantan, Ulul Albab Mosque or formerly known as Masjid Kayu Seberang Jertih, Terengganu, as well as Al-Azim Mosque (Melaka State Mosque) and Panglima Kinta Mosque in Ipoh. Central Market Kuala Lumpur, otherwise known as Pasar Seni, is a centre for promoting Malaysian arts and handicrafts products that reflect the true Malaysian culture. It also showcases events of cultural and heritage values to attract both foreign tourists and local visitors.