Culture In Malay Culture

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Culture Heritage
The Malay Culture
1. The Religion and Culture
Most Singapore Malays in Singapore are Sunni Muslims. And as part of their strong belief, Muslims pray five times a day as rituals, or also known as ‘Salat’, and consume only halal food.
Built in the 1800s for prominent Malay people in Singapore then, these are some places people can visit to experience the religious side of the Malay’s.
- Sultan Mosque
- Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
- Jamae Mosque

2. Festivals
There are many different types of festivals celebrated in Singapore due to its diverse culture and history. The Malays celebrate Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji ever sincerely. Hari Raya Puasa is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan, a fasting period for Malays. The celebration is conducted in families and friends where they share and enjoy a feast together. Hari Raya Haji, or also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated in a stretch of four days. It is a celebration of a significant sacrifice of the Muslim’s beliefs. During this period, sheep, goats or cows are sacrifice to commemorate the event and its meat would be given out to the less unfortunate. Families and friends then gather to enjoy a feast.
3. Food
The best thing about Singapore is that you would never ever get bored with its food. With dozens of variety, anyone can indulge in the many flavorful meals present. These are some food that belong to the Malay culture.
- Rojak
Consist of fried tofu-like, pineapples, cucumbers, peanuts

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