Selawat bagi Rasulullah.
Growing up in Singapore, we'd start the maulidur Rasul celebration with a small morning procession around the Madrasah in Batu 8, West Coast Road. There would be nasyids, the recital of the Quran and prayers. In the evening, we'd eat alfresco, four or five of us sharing a dulang of nasi minyak and condiments under the stars and the moon. The boys, most in their madrasah uniform of white baju Melayu and red samping, would eat from the same dulang as the male adults.
That was when Singapore still had kampungs.