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Due to the 'circuit breaker', Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri this year are to be spent at home – no 'but's, 'if's, or 'maybe's. As a result, the Malay Heritage Centre's (MHC) on-site events have taken a rain check. But the festivities must go on. For the month of May and June, MHC is taking the Eid celebration online with #OnxOnRayaFest, featuring a diverse line-up of programmes that showcase the food, fashion, culture, and performing arts of the Malay/Muslim community via MHC's Facebook page.

#OnxOnRayaFest is a play on the Malay catchphrase "on tak on" which is used to ask someone if they're up for something. It's also a great digital introduction to the Malay culture, especially during one of the biggest festivals in the Malay/Muslim calendar. Discover interesting trivia about Hari Raya including the traditional clothes, catch cultural performances by local groups such as SG Oudist, or level up your culinary skills with TV personalities such as Marina Yusoff and Firdaus Rahman as they showcase their Raya recipes. Learn to make a favourite Hari Raya dish with MP Amrin Amin (May 23), and soto ayam with Maria Mahat (June 6). Not forgetting the kueh tapak kuda (May 30), and kek lapis-making too.

For a bit of history, tune into Raya from Home – Memories of Raya's Past vs Present (May 21) to see how the festival was celebrated back in the day. And trust us, this year's Hari Raya celebration will be one for the history books too. On Hari Raya (May 24), log in and spread the love via Hari Raya Greetings (check out our guide for the various greetings). Can't wait to get your culture fix? Visit MHC's Facebook page for the full line-up of programmes.


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