It’s the holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims are required to fast until Hari Raya comes around. But unless you’ve actually tried fasting – for Muslims, it entails abstinence from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk – you probably won’t understand what it’s really like. Here’s what we actually experience throughout the day.

Waking up at 4am to suhur is like

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Waking up again at 6.30am after a post-suhur power nap is like

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Thinking of breakfast at 10am is like

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Staying in the office while your colleagues go for lunch is like

But also like

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Fighting off sleep at work is like

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Looking at the clock hit 6pm and knowing you’re an hour away from breaking fast is like

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Hearing the first sound of azan to signal it’s time to break fast is like

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Stuffing yourself with snacks post-dinner because you know you can’t eat it the next day is like

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And the cycle continues for a month until…

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