You Should Probably Start Planning These 9 Things Now For A Hassle-Free Raya

... or you'll regret later

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1. Pre-order your Raya cookies

Especially if you only like homemade ones. There are usually limited stock for these, or sellers have a really early cut-off date as they need to get ready for Raya too. So pre-order your kuih tart before it's too late!

2. Or start baking your own now

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It's best to prepare the ingredients early if you're planning to bake your own batch of Raya cookies. Then you can start baking soon and have them done before puasa :D

3. Start shopping for fabric and book a tailor... NOW!

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Tailor-made bajus fit the best. And you better have your kain ready or all the tailors in town will have their schedules packed. Put in your order any later, and you might only get your baju raya after Raya T_T

4. Or just go shop for ready-made clothes

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If choosing the fabric and going to the tailor's is too much of a hassle, just head to the shops or online stores to check out the latest Raya styles. Shopping now means you don't have to deal with out-of-stock and late delivery problems.

5. Prepare your duit raya

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Don't wait till the last minute to exchange new notes from the banks. The queue is usually longer at the end of puasa because everyone will be rushing to get new notes.

6. Get the house ready for the festive season

This may not be your favourite thing to do... but you don't want guests to come into a dusty house, right? And remember to get new fairy lights and curtains to create the Raya mood!

7. Collect as many duit raya packets as you can

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Get them from your office, your friend's office, your cousin's office. You never know how much you need. 

8. Now would be a good time to start planning your Raya open house

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Start drafting a guest list to see if you need to rent a tent, extra table, and chairs. You'll also need to start calling the caterers to book the dates. If it's a small affair, then maybe it's time to start thinking about the menu. 

9. And plan what to prepare for the first buka puasa session with the family

The first buka puasa of the year is often a special occasion. Whether you're going to eat in or dine out, it's good to make reservations or go shopping for ingredients now to avoid disappointment.

Do your Raya shopping with UOB this year and stand a chance to win a brand new 12" Macbook

To celebrate Raya, UOB is giving away an Apple MacBook 1.2GHz to all their card users! The contest will be running from now until 30 June 2018, with one winner chosen each week.

Here's what you need to do to join:

1. SMS 'U1[space]your 16-digit UOB card number' to 66300, or submit it here (eg. U1 1234567898765432).
2. Every RM50 you spend will get you a certain number of entries, depending on where and how you spend it. Check out the breakdown below:

Retail spend - 1 entry per RM50 spent
Mighty App Pay / Contactless spend - 3 entries per RM50 spent
Installment Payment Plan / Online and overseas spend - 5 entries per RM50 spent
New card application*: 10 entries
Personal loan application**: 10 entries

*Card must be approved and activated during the Promotion Period.
**Successfully approved and disbursed personal loan applicants are automatically eligible for this campaign.

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