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(also seraglio), a palace of a Turkish sultan; the women’s quarters, or harem, located within the palace, are sometimes also referred to as a serai.

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Same as caravanseray.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ms Serene Tan, Director, Arts and Cultural Precincts, Singapore Tourism Board, said, "The Hari Raya Light Up is an iconic event that showcases the various aspects of Malay culture and tradition, and brings vibrancy to the Geylang Serai precinct.
When the sun sets, families and friends often gather to break the fast with evening prayers and meals, and the streets of Geylang Serai (a predominantly Malay precinct in Singapore where the landmark Geylang Serai Market is located) and Kampong Glam (marked with traditional stores and the major landmark, the Sultan Mosque) come alive with street bazrs and various activities," the envoy added.
Located in village Karapura and 220 km from Bangalore, The Serai is laid out over 70 acres on the banks of Kabini River, with the imposing Nagarhole National Park sprawling on the other side.
To implement this mandate, Relais & Chateaux's " flying inspectors" checked out over 50 properties across India, and five years ago, The Serai and Sher Bagh, run by Delhiites Anjali and Jaisal Singh, became the first in India to qualify to carry the seal of the global grouping of over 520 hotels and gourmet restaurants in 62 countries.
'Bedana' showed better aril: stone ratio (23.07), firmness (2.1 N), pH (4.15), SSC (19.04%), TA (0.14%), total sugars (12.11%) and ascorbic acid (44.8 mg 100 g-1) contents than 'Serai'.
He said the SGPC is ready to construct the Serai at its own cost.
On a jeep ride across the dunes from the Serai, the dying sun glinted briefly on the scattered desert quartz.
The Hari Raya Light-Up at Geylang Serai features a traditional batik and kampong roof theme, fusing nostalgic and traditional aesthetics with bright, decorated streets.
A statement released by the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa said that the Serai Nightclub was evacuated after a "bad odour" was reported last night.A "I would like to clarify that an unknown person or persons left a pipe-like object in the restaurant, which was giving out a foul odour and causing discomfort in the club," the statement said.
Telefilm strenuously denied Falardeau's accusations, pointing to the fact that it had helped finance another film dedicated to the same subject, Michel Brault's Quand je serai parti ...
For westerners, admitted Steve - who presides over the kitchens at the Serai Hotel on the quieter east coast - there's a lot to learn.
The Balina Serai is a resort hotel located on a secluded beach in east Bali, Indonesia.