Feeling bummed out because you’re at home while a lot of your friends are in the festive mood at their respective ‘kampungs’? Or you’re just overwhelmed because the long weekend is here and you don’t know what to do with the extra time in your hands?
Fret not, dear readers! We’ve come up with a pretty ingenious list on what you can do during these Raya holidays. Just scroll below and share with us your experiences doing any of these things!
1. Plan a picnic
Call up other friends who are also staying put in town and plan a picnic by the water. Have a relaxing day out while catching up and munching on snacks.
2. Get active!
You spend most of the days cooped up in an office or study hall, so take the Raya break as a chance to go outdoors! Check out these hiking trails, where you can exercise while enjoying some fresh air and nature’s best offers.
3. Time for romance
If you’ve been too occupied with work or studies lately, then it’s time for you to spoil your loved one (or, show him this article so he’ll get the hint!). These places are some of our favourite spots to wine and dine:
4. Spontaneous roadtrip
Be spontaneous, pack an overnight bag, some drinks and food, and go for a roadtrip! Head to a city or town in Malaysia that you’ve never been before. Whether alone or with a couple of friends, roadtrips are the best way to get out of your comfort zone and discover new places!
5. Plan a proper beach getaway
You’ve got a four-day weekend and enough money in your bank account for a trip, so what can you do with these two combined? Use this time off to plan a proper beach getaway! Sit down and look through islands that you’d like to visit, check out flight fares online, and find the best deals on accommodation. Your tired bones deserve a relaxing getaway, so use this Raya break wisely by purchasing a seaside holiday for yourself.
6. Nom-nom your way through the long weekend
Looking for a new place to hang out with your friends? Or you’re just bored of your old coffee joint and you want a change of scenery? Use this long weekend to check out new cafes or eateries. While some are stuffing themselves at their relatives’ Raya open houses, you can fill up your tummy trying out new food choices!
7. Or, try making your own meals
Have you ever wanted to surprise your friends or family with a home-cooked meal or self-made snacks? Use these holidays to hone your kitchen skills.
8. Throw a small house party
If going for a picnic is not your thing, then throw a small house party for your friends who didn’t ‘balik kampung’. You can either get everyone to contribute to food and drinks (potluck style), or get them delivered to your doorstep. Minimal decoration for this party should suffice, too.
9. Get crafty
Wanna revamp your closet with minimal budget? Here are some ideas that can give your wardrobe a new look – all you need is patience and some arts and crafts!
10. Catch up on movies and TV shows
Here’s a no-brainer that involves a cinema or TV and tons of snacks: Catch up on all the movies that you missed out on ’cause you’ve been too busy with work or assignments! It doesn’t require much effort and you’ll also finally get to talk about the latest flick with your friends.