‘Hari Raya’ goodness in London
1 May 2017
“Eid” or “Hari Raya Aidilfitri” is one of the most important and joyous celebrations for Muslims around the world. It marks the end of the month-long fasting and many celebrate the festive season in their own unique manner. For many Malaysian Muslims, they take the opportunity to travel with their family and London is one of the top destinations. British Airways hand-picks five activities in London specially for the Ramadhan/Eid season:
1. Perform Eid prayers at Central Mosque
Many Muslims start the Eid festival with prayers and the London Central Mosque located at Regent’s Park is one of the most famous and popular. Unmistakeable by its huge gold-coloured dome, the Central Mosque also serves as an Islamic Cultural Centre.
2. Celebrate Eid on Trafalgar Square
Celebrate Eid Festival with fellow Muslims across the globe! This year, the Eid Festival celebration will be held in Trafalgar Square on 2 July 2017, from 14:00 to 18:00. Do not miss the chance to sample a wide variety of cuisines from Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, Malaysia and many more. There will be live music and cultural dances to add to the festive mood. A bazaar featuring arts and crafts from various countries would also be on display.
3. Get-together with fellow Malaysians at Malaysia Hall
Craving for Malaysian food during Hari Raya? Head over to the Open House at Malaysia Hall and indulge yourself with its spread of authentic Malaysian delights—‘rendang’, ‘ketupat’, ‘lemang’, ‘satay’ and much more. The likelihood of you meeting you friends there is extremely high!
4. Treat yourself to some Arabic delights at Edgware Road
Edgware Road, also known as ‘Little Arab’, is a heaven for Arabic foods. Once you arrived, you might think you have been transported on Aladdin’s magic carpet to the Middle East. Here, you can grab a Kebab or Shawarma as you stroll along the street and pick your way through the variety of stores and stalls. If you are planning to cook a big feast, Edgware Road is where you can find your fill of halal ingredients in one place. Most of the outlets are open till late.
5. Dress up for Hari Raya at ‘Mimpikita’
Eager to show off your Malaysian traditional outfit but too lazy to bring it with you to London? Fret not! You can get your ‘Hari Raya outfits’ in London at ‘Mimpikita’ – a Malaysia homegrown label that made its debut in London in 2015.
Located at Islington High Street, London, ‘Mimpikita’ is well-known for its modest wear with a twist of modern design. What’s more, its prices are comparatively affordable!
British Airways is the only airline that operates direct flight to London from Kuala Lumpur using the newest
and most technologically advanced Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Customers from Malaysia can now enjoy a
choice of four distinct cabins, namely the First, Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium
economy and World Traveller economy class.
All flights from Kuala Lumpur land at British Airways’ home at London Heathrow Terminal 5. From there
customers can enjoy stress-free onward connections to destinations in the UK, Europe and the US.
Exclusive to customers of British Airways and Iberia Airlines, Terminal 5 was named by Skytrax in March
2016 as the Best Airport Terminal for the fifth year running; London Heathrow also won the Best Airport