Prince Harry breaks fast with Muslims during Singapore visit

Britain's Prince Harry breaks fast with Muslims at the start of his Singapore visit on Sunday, June 4, 2017. 

He joined Jamiyah Singapore at Guillemard Crescent for a tradition iftar session, according to a report by Channel NewsAsia. "Iftar" refers to the breaking of fast at sunset during the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Photo courtesy: British High Commission Singapore
Photo courtesy: British High Commission Singapore

Prince Harry received a traditional welcome from ten kompang (Malay hand drum) players. This was a customary way to mark a celebratory occasion in Malay culture. He was also given a silat demonstration, led by former world champion Sheik Alauddin Yacoob Marican.

Photo courtesy: British High Commission Singapore
Photo courtesy: British High Commission Singapore

"Ramadan is a time of reflection, for spending time with family and friends while giving support to those who are less fortunate," said Dr Mohd Hasbi Abu Bakar, president of Jamiyah Singapore. "We are honoured that Prince Harry was able to join us for this iftar and to meet with the young people that are part of the Jamiyah Singapore community."

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Kareyst Lin
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Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. 

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