Has the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar lost its meaning?

By May 28, 2017Local Life

TL;DR – The curious case of the missing Ramly Burger.

The annual Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar has started as our Muslim friends fast during this holy month and what seems to be circulating Facebook these days are articles and more videos all titled one way or another 10 foods at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar that you must try – to be honest, we were tempted to put together such a list too.

Because, fairyfloss ice cream.

And how everything unicorn and rainbow-coloured is just so Instagrammable.

But with every other stall fighting to sell the brightest and boldest creations for all the hipsters out there (watch this video to see an explosion of colours), it kinda got us wondering.

Whatever happened to the good ol’ bazaar food?

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The type that doesn’t involve fifty tons of food colouring.

Call me a purist, but if I wanted my hipster food fix to fuel my Instagram feed, I would head to a hipster cafe – which I often do lol.

But please keep my bazaars (and pasar malams) for my roti john, keropok lekor and putu piring.

And of course, a good, juicy and terribly unphotogenic Ramly Burger too.

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