Don't Have Anything Planned This Raya Holiday? Here Are 7 Fun Things You Can Do
Raya is almost here, which means we finally get time off to do fun things!
If you haven't figured out where to go or what to do for the long Raya weekend, good news — we've collaborated with Klook to compile some ideas for everyone to enjoy!
P.S. Keep reading to the end, 'cause there's a special Raya promo from Klook you won't wanna miss.
1. Take a cuti-cuti Malaysia road trip with your squad to discover nearby hidden gems
Ahh, hitting the road for a short getaway — just you and your besties — sounds like a good time, amirite? Trade your usual city routines and views with more scenic landscapes that greet you as soon as you get on the highways to nearby states.
You can visit Penang and drop by The Habitat Penang Hill, an authentic, diverse, and educational rainforest experience, or go on a city tour and explore Georgetown for half a day, before continuing on with your road trip.
Thrill-seekers, on the other hand, can head over to ESCAPE Penang for hours of fun, trying everything from its Flying Lemur zip line to Mega Drop water slide and more.
Thinking of someplace further, like Johor, for example? Enjoy the long drive to the southern state, and spend fun times sliding and splashing around at Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast. For something more laidback, you can opt for a delightful bird watching experience within Desaru.
2. Pamper yourself and your loved ones to a staycation
Every now and then, we need a pause from our hectic schedules and a change of scenery. Don't get us wrong, lazing at home on your off days is great. But, sometimes, a staycation is perfect, 'cause you'll get to unwind while exploring a new environment. Go for a dip in the pool, chill with some drinks, and most of all, get that much-needed snooze, hehe.
Check out some of these hotels that have the best amenities for a staycation:
- Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
- PARKROYAL Penang
- Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur
- Colmar Tropicale Berjaya Hills
- Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Check out more hotel options here.
3. Foodies, this is your chance to satisfy your cravings by going on a local food hunt
Join in on the festive mood by feasting with friends and family on a fun, food-filled day.
From hawker centres to cute cafes, you can hop through a handful of makan spots, sharing a few dishes amongst your gang of foodies. Plus, Raya is also a good time to look up new restaurants or regular go-tos so you can try their festive menu.
If you want to take it up a notch, here's your chance to book a short flight or train ride to a different state (you can easily rent a car on Klook once you arrive at your destination ;D).
Places like Ipoh, Penang, and Melaka, for example, not only offer delicious local delicacies, but also loads of the latest trendy cafes and restaurants available for you to try.
4. Set aside a day to try out a new activity with your friends and family
Since most people will be busy visiting family during Raya, some areas will be less crowded than usual. This means it's the perfect time to finally try out something you've been putting off for a while. Whether it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience like bungee jumping or just a simple activity like visiting the aquarium, there's no better time to do it!
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5. If you're an art lover, check out local murals or visit a museum
There is something for everyone to enjoy, when it comes to art-related activities in the city. You could visit the Museum of Illusions for a wacky photo sesh with friends, or go out on a private day trip dedicated to taking you around popular local sites in KL so you can fill your Instagram feed with pretty photos.
Anime fans, on the other hand, will be happy to discover the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Total Concentration Exhibition in Bukit Jalil. Fans in Malaysia can immerse themselves in fun activities and unique stories at the exhibition, as well as enjoy different themed sets, and become part of the Demon Slayer Corps.
6. Feeling spontaneous? Book a last-minute trip to a nearby overseas holiday destination.
If your inner wanderlust has been telling you to go for a mini getaway, why not consider a short trip to one of our neighbouring countries?
Thailand is great for foodies, as they have a bunch of night markets selling unique delicacies (including deep-fried insects :O) and local handmade crafts.
Want to explore the beautiful Golden Bridge in Da Nang? Then head over to Vietnam, where you can fill your tummy with a satisfying bowl of pho or banh mi too.
Those who can't get enough of city life can make a trip to Singapore and admire the city's skyline from Marina Bay Sands.
Enjoy being in the water? Fly down to the Philippines, where you can tour various lagoons with crystal-clear water and a backdrop of rock formations.
7. Head out to the zoo or animal park to meet some furry friends
Spending time with cute animals will prove to delight children and adults alike. Since crowds are likely to be lesser during the festive period, you can take advantage of the fact and let your next family day outing take place in a zoo such as Zoo Negara.
Want to pet animals set amidst a greener setting? Then, make your way to The Bentong Farm in Pahang. Spread across 27 acres of beautifully landscaped areas, the farm has planted more than 60 species of local fruit trees and vegetables, besides being home to more than 100 types of animals.
Whether you decide to go on a one-day staycation or a trip overseas, Klook has got you covered with a plethora of deals and options for everyone
ICYMI, Klook is your all-in-one platform to search and book activities at a reasonable price.
If you're not sure what to do when you travel to a destination, then just go on Klook and you'll find an array of things to check out like tours, amusement parks, zoos, and many more.
Plus, it's so much easier to get tickets to these attractions in advance to skip the queue and avoid wasting time. Apart from that, you can also get deals on car rentals and hotels, making it convenient and easy for you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday.
The best part? You can now enjoy discounts up to RM150 on Klook, where new users will also get 15% off for all activities with no minimum spend!
Head over to Klook and start planning your long weekend getaway or activity today!
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