Top 5 Destinations for Breaking Fast in Singapore

Blog Post: Top 5 Destinations for Breaking Fast in Singapore
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During Ramadan, Muslims observe a strict fast from dawn until sunset, refraining from eating or drinking anything, including water. Fasting is seen as a private act of worship which also brings them closer to God. It is also seen as a practice of spiritual discipline and a way to empathise with the less fortunate people.

As the sun sets, Muslims gather to break their fast with a meal known as Iftar. This moment holds profound significance, as it marks the end of a day of fasting and the beginning of nourishment. During Iftar, Muslims believe that Allah shows special mercy and favour to those who have fasted, particularly to those who have provided food for others.

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Given the importance of Iftar, choosing the right place to celebrate with friends and family becomes important as well. Here are five venues where you can head to and celebrate Iftar with your friends and family!

1. Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

The popular Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar will be back on the 8’th of March until the 10th of April. There will be 150 stalls selling strictly halal F&B options, so you and your friends or family can take a stroll around the different stalls to decide what your Iftar meal is going to be like! With so many options to choose from, the only challenge will be choosing which stall to try first!

Photo by: Fayyadhah Zainalabiden
Photo by: Fayyadhah Zainalabiden

2. Al-Azhar

Another popular supper spot, especially if you’ve studied (or are currently studying) in Ngee Ann Polytechnic or the other nearby universities. Located just a few minutes walk from Beauty world MRT station, this is a go-to supper spot for students, residents and people from all corners of the Island. Their creamy butter chicken masala (with a side of warm naan) is a must-try as is their prata plaster topped with a sizzling sunny side up egg. Besides that, there are still lots of food options to choose from such as their western menu. Whether you're breaking fast or simply seeking a delicious meal, Al-Azhar is an ideal choice for your Iftar!

Photo by: Albert Chua / EdgeProp Singapore
Photo by: Albert Chua / EdgeProp Singapore

3. The Halia (Botanic Gardens)

Nestled amidst the serene greenery of Botanic Gardens lies The Halia, a well-established Halal restaurant whose name translates to "Ginger" in Malay. Offering both outdoor and indoor dining options, it provides a tranquil setting for families and friends to gather for Iftar. For couples reading this, you can also enjoy the special Date Night Special, priced at $75 for a minimum of two, featuring a three-course meal complemented by a mocktail session. The menu at Halia boasts a wide variety of dishes, including the delectable Smoked Duck Paste with fish roe, a satisfying starter. For mains, indulge in options like the Wagyu Rump ( my personal favourite ) and grilled Hokkaido scallop. And for dessert, savour the sweet potato ice cream with fermented blueberry and Valrhona chocolate tart, I shall not elaborate further but rather let you experience it for yourself! After your meal, take a stroll around Botanic Gardens with your friends or family, soaking in nature as you allow your food to settle.

Photo by: The Halia
Photo by: The Halia

4. Kampong Glam Cafe

Opened back in 2004 by retired professional football player, Mr Bashir Khan and his late Uncle, Mr Abdul Rahim Bin Musa. This cafe stands out among the rest of the Mediterranean restaurants in the area, serving home cooked Malay dishes and drinks such as Mee Rebus, Mee Siam, teh-tarik and ice milo. If you are heading there with your friends or family for Iftar, you can request for Makan Dulang, a spread of dishes served on a large tray, which is perfect for Iftar! P.s do drop by and visit us too if you’re in the area, we are just a stone’s throw away!

Photo by: Henrik Sundholm
Photo by: Henrik Sundholm

5. Home sweet home

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For some, iftar is strictly an at-home affair. There's truly no place like home, far from the crowds and peaceful! Invite your friends or extended family over to your house for an Iftar gathering and catch up with each other over some delicious food. If you're hosting but pressed for time to prepare food, fret not, opt for ATD's Ramadan Dusk Set! This set includes our delectable Roast Organic Kampung Chicken, your choice of main course and carbs, all capped off with our famous Sticky Toffee Pudding.

 Photos by: CJ Wadhwa (ATD Ramadan Dusk Set)
Photo by: CJ Wadhwa

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