10 on 10 | July

Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Eid Mubarak is celebrated in some parts of the world on 25 June 2017. It is one of the most important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadhan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. It was certainly a joyous occasion for my family and me as we get to celebrate it with our loved ones. We woke up in the early morning to have our prayer and thank Allah for all the blessings and pray that all our good deeds are accepted. After the prayer, it was time to feast on the yummy food that was prepared the night before. Among the favourite food that was prepared was Lemang and Rendang. Lemang is a traditional food made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt, cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick lined with banana leaves in order to prevent the rice from sticking to the bamboo (wiki) while Rendang is a spicy meat dish originated from the Minangkabau ethnic group of Indonesia. My late grandmother who is from the Minangkabau tribe has a very special recipe and she has passed it down to my mother for keeps. I am not sure what the secret ingredients are but it was so good that I have forgotten to take a photo of that delicious dish!!

So here are some of the photos I had managed to snap away. The first three images are from the morning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri where we wore our traditional Malay Clothes which is Baju Kurung for the ladies and Baju Melayu for the gentlemen. My second sister who was visiting from Singapore rented an apartment in Bukit Ceylon. She and her family are moving away to Shanghai, China by the end of August 2017, so we had a small gathering to catch up on things before she leaves Kuala Lumpur. So I hope you enjoy the photos!


This post is part of the monthly 10 on 10 photography circle I’m part of with a group of awesome photography friends. Let’s follow the blog circle and see what my friend, Evelyne is up to lately with her family. Thanks!

4 comments

  1. Evelyne says:

    I love getting to know you and a little more about your culture dear friend. These are such beautiful photos of such a special day spent with family. The traditional clothing is just BEAUTIFUL too!!!!

  2. Mary Grier says:

    Beautiful images! There is nothing better than being together with family <3 the dishes sounded so good!

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