On some years, my friends and I would try to revel in the spirit of a festival for the experience. We would go to Little India during Deepavali and Geylang Serai during Hari Raya, just for the heck of it.
Despite Hari Raya being a malay festival, I had the illogical notion that there would be quite a few Chinese there to enjoy the festivities as well. Turns out I was wrong about that. During my hour plus tour of the bazaar, I saw about 5 Chinese the whole time I was there. Not that I'm complaining, that's just an observation. I just thought people would have been more interested in culture than this.
Anyway, the place was crowded and bustling, even though nothing stands out in particular. It really is just a bigger version of the pasar malams we see every other day.. complete with my friend selling motorbikes there. Yup, apparently, selling automobiles is becoming commonplace in the bigger pasar malams as well. Indeed, my friend says that sales have been brisk since many of our malay brothers are tempted to purchase new rides for the new year!