When I was younger, I used to go to the Hari Raya Bazaar every year to revel in the festiveness of the season. Now, the only time I would go anywhere near Geylang during the Hari Raya Bazaar is to bring around my friends who are visiting the country. Honestly, everything looks the same after a while. There are a half a dozen carpet stalls, a dozen Ramly burger stalls and two dozen Hari Raya clothing stalls...you get my drift.
Of course, it is an influencing factor that bazaars are now a year-long thing that pops up in random locations across the island from time to time, so the Hari Raya Bazaar is not quite so special anymore. It is quite sad that it has lost its magic for me. Perhaps in the future, there may be less repetitive stalls that will entice me to make my way down to Geylang again.