Hari Raya festivities provide lots of opportunities to try traditional Malay foods made of compressed glutinous rice. In Singapore, you will find lots of unusually prepared rice. The most famous dish is ketupat which is rice cooked in cases made of green coconut leaves.
Another course is named lontong and represents a cylinder-shaped rice cake wrapped with banana leaf. One more popular plate is lemang compounded of rice and coconut milk and cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick. The creativity of Malay cooks knows no boundaries.