OBSERVING RAMADAN IN MALAYSIA. Children joining in a Moon Sighting during the sighting of the new moon for Ramadan, over the skies of Purtrajaya, Malaysia on May 15, 2018. Muslims scan the sky at dusk at the end of their lunar calendar's eighth month to sight of the new moon to proclaim the beginning of Ramadan. For Malaysians, first day of Ramadan this year will be May 17. Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for the entire month of Ramadan, with a single sip of water or a puff of a cigarette considered enough to invalidate the fast. Photo courtesy Bernama images