‘Kinda shiok’: How Singapore celebrities celebrated Hari Raya 2021
From struggling to get the right family photo to missing some important family members, here’s a quick look at what local artistes were up to.
For the second straight year, Hari Raya celebrations have been a bit more subdued than usual (thanks but no thanks, COVID-19). But that hasn’t stopped Singaporeans from getting to the heart of what really matters during the festive season (within current restrictions of course), which is family time.
Like many of us, Singaporean celebrities still found ways to make the most out of Hari Raya. Huge gatherings were out but no one’s stopping anyone from dressing up to the nines – there’s always social media, right? Here were a few we spotted on Instagram.
You’ve got the usual warm greetings (and fancy looks and poses) from Huda Ali, Taufik Batisah and Fauzie Laily.
Meanwhile, for Nurul Aini, it was all about looking on the bright side of things. “Two houses. Okay la, can la. At least we still get to Raya right, guys?” the actress wrote.
Aaron Aziz offered up a very poignant message. “Cherish your parents and grandparents if they’re still around. Because missing your parents is a heavy and bitter sadness,” he wrote.
It was a “kinda shiok” day for Aisyah Aziz. “No stress of expecting a whole ass bus come through our little home!” she wrote, even as she admitted “missing so much joy and laughter from the extended family.”
Probably our favourite Hari Raya post – Fiza O and the whole family struggling to get that perfect group shot. We feel you!
Meanwhile, Wendy Jacobs and Fandi Ahmad posted a lovely family greeting – minus their three overachieving children, footballers Irfan and Ikhsan, and model/musician Iman.
“Missing my three eldest children just like so many others, but we just pray that they are safe and healthy,” Wendy wrote.
Finally, Nadiah M Din even posted a short film. “When COVID-19 hit us and the borders closed, I knew I would not be able to see my sister Sakina and her kids for a while, but we never expected it to be this long,” she wrote.
“It’s with memories that love can travel and also with the help of technology that we can keep a look on each other.”