The Eid Al Fitr a.k.a. Lebaran Holiday is an equally big deal in Malaysia and Singapore as it is in Indonesia. Also known as Hari Raya Idul Fitri, the joyous celebration in these two Southeast Asian countries are slightly different compared to the scale of that in Indonesia.

For instance, there is rarely a mass convoy during the evening of Lebaran Holiday in Malaysia unlike the outpour of people in the street that is usually an Indonesian local tradition namely Takbiran. While in Singapore, it’s customary for Muslims to wear Baju Kurung or traditional clothing such as kebayas.

The three countries may have different kinds of celebrations but they share the same spirit of Ramadan where love and enthusiasm run high all around town. More importantly, these three countries also share the similar holiday mood since the holiday coincides nicely in the calendar.

If you plan to travel around Indonesia, make sure to check out of top 5 destinations for Lebaran Holiday. But if you’re thinking of exploring to Malaysia and Singapore, then these are our chosen destinations that you don’t want to miss for an awesome Lebaran Holiday!


1. Penang

A wall art of two kids riding a bicycle

With its famous Georgetown area being designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, Penang has an abundance of adventure to offer its visitors. Dubbed as the food capital of Malaysia, there is no shortage of scrumptious cuisines as well as beautiful coasts, sightseeing options, museums, temples, natural wonders to skyscrapers of malls that await.

Penang, too, is a place where you can enjoy the blend of East and West with a nuance of modernity that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. So whenever you’re ready to embrace the allure of northwest coast of Malaysia, check out ZEN Rooms for the cheapest rates but quality accommodation.

2. Malacca

houses with colorful murals

Malacca has a long history of being located in the most vital navigation position back in the colonial era. All major countries such as India, Portugal, England to Netherlands had long set their eyes on Malacca, which made it the darling of coastal state in Malaysia.

For that reason, Malacca is famed for its rich heritage and breathtaking sights. With a fine mix of cultures, this town offers plenty of architectural wonder from the old cathedrals ala Portuguese to ancient Chinese temples and ruins of forts with Dutch influence. For such a fine city, make sure you’re booked on the nicest place to stay with our listings.

3. Langkawi

a beautiful view of the langkawi bridge

Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s best coastal paradise where the white sandy beaches, mangrove forests and majestic mountains aplenty. This popular island is located just off the shore of West Malaysia facing the Andaman sea and is dotted with resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourism facilities.

There are a lot of beaches to explore, but one of its most popular one is the Cenang beach. It offers a sweeping sea view with crystal blue water and warm sands. When you want to head up high, Gondola and Skybridge will connect you to its mountain top namely the Raya Mount and Mat Cincang Mount. You’ll surely need the total rest, so get the best accommodation with ZEN Rooms.

4. Johor Bahru

colorful structures at legoland malaysia

Commonly known as JB, this border town has constantly gone under renovations and developments to a point of rivaling the metropolitan beauty of other bigger cities in Malaysia. With its installment of Legoland Malaysia, a theme park of international caliber, many have flocked Johor Bahru and find respite they never knew existed.

Its close proximity to Singapore is also one of the best reasons why you should travel to explore JB along with its fine cuisines, tourism delights and many more. We’re well connected in JB rooms, you’ll be up for many surprises with our hotel chains.

5. Kuala Lumpur

night view of the petronas tower in malaysia

The list would not be complete without Petronas Twin Tower, Golden Triangle aka Bukit Bintang and other signature tourism spots only the capital city of Malaysia can offer. The endless entertainment from culinary ride, sightseeing spots, to its lively night scene is just a few of the things that made Kuala Lumpur always interesting and worth the visit.

For a stay that will make your Lebaran Holiday extra memorable, check out our accommodation offer.


people strolling around the gardens by the bay at night

The small country with gigantic flavors, Singapore has continually proven itself as the one of the best destinations in the world for all kinds of traveler. While it may seem like an expensive city, there are endless ways for budget travelers to enjoy this city all just the same.

Suffice to say, Singapore is not just about fancy shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and luxurious entertainment. It’s also the home to vibrant history, diverse ethnics and cultures, family-friendly attractions and exciting public spaces.

With its superb public transportation system, going about is truly a matter of convenience. It’s a friendly city with English speaking residents and humble people. Not to mention, its cleanliness is an admirable virtue that will wow any traveler. From east to west of Singapore, we promise you a rich adventure in Singapore that fits the entire family.

Last but not least, plan your Singapore trip well by selecting our trusted hotel chains. These reputable names are going to be the best and most affordable stay with all the comfort you need when in Singapore.

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It’s that time of the year again! Eid al Fitr (Idul Fitri), or better known as Lebaran Holiday Indonesia, is one of the official Muslim holidays that marks the end of Ramadhan season. After a month of fasting, Muslims everywhere celebrate the joyous and holy occasion by taking trips to their hometown (mudik) to be reunited with their families, visiting friends and relatives, feasting and practicing atonement – an act of mutual forgiving any past wrongdoing.

The beautiful Lebaran holidays in Indonesia officially last for 2 days in the Indonesian calendar. Typically, the government also declares a few days before and after the Lebaran as bank holiday, allowing workers the timely break and making it the most perfect moment for traveling!

Lebaran Holiday Indonesia 2020

The dates of the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, Ramadan, vary from year to year, as the Muslim calendar is based on a lunar cycle of 29 or 30 days. The exact date is determined by the sighting of the new moon. These lunar calculations lead to an official announcement by the government on the eve of Ramadan and Idul Fitri so that the faithful know when to begin and end the fasting month.

In 2020, Ramadan will start on approximately April 25 and Lebaran Holiday Indonesia will fall on May 24 to May 25, 2020.

Planning your perfect Lebaran Holiday Indonesia 2020 starts with selecting the best destination for yourself and the family. To celebrate the festivities, it’s highly recommended that you travel to the places that has that Lebaran spirit and nuance to make you feel right at home, for all the best reasons.

So whenever you’re ready to explore and experience the most amazing Lebaran Holiday Indonesia 2020 , check out these top 5 destinations to visit for an ultimate trip.

1. Bali

A guy looking at the majestic view of nusa penida

Bali is a slice of heaven on earth that’s perfect all year round. With a combination of sweeping beaches, panoramic views, genuine local Balinese charm, endless fun and culinary adventures, Bali promises a holiday that fits for the entire family.

While Bali is dominated with Hindu population, the local people have enjoyed celebrating Lebaran Holiday Indonesia with just the same enthusiasm. Don’t let the crowded beaches spook you out, just be sure to visit their famous temples such as Pura Besaki and Pura Uluwatu, get up close with nature at Ubud Monkey Forest or taste the scrumptious fresh seafood dishes in Jimbaran.

2. Yogyakarta

a couple posing at a temple in yogyakarta

The soulful and artistic side of Indonesia unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, Yogyakarta is giving Bali a run for the money with its fine mix of metropolitan and traditional heritage that’s rich with pure Javanese arts and cultures.

Offering endless tourist spots from beaches to breathtaking natural wonders, there’ll be no shortage of activities that you can do here. Visit the famous Candi Borobudur, Prambanan or the Parangtritis beach, take a trail on the passionate shopping district of Malioboro, step into historical sites and Kraton palaces, you name it, Yogyakarta will deliver and more!

3. Bandung

unique tourist attraction in bandung

Say hello to Paris Van Java, where fashion is the heart of the city matched fittingly by its unique old deco charm. The atmospheric Bandung offers retreat for local tourists and foreign travelers alike who can’t seem to get enough of its architectural European style, cool breeze, lively fashion industry and countless natural attractions.

Settle yourself in any quaint cafe that’s dotted along any road of Bandung while watching the world celebrate the holy season of Lebaran Holiday Indonesia. Spoil yourself with delicious culinary options or simply enjoy a little retail therapy from the creative local brands of Indonesia. Last but not least, explore the gorgeous mother nature of Bandung such as Tangkuban Perahu Mount, Kawah Putih, to Geological Museum of Bandung.

4. Jakarta

the cityscape view of jakarta

Visiting the capital city is simply a must no matter where you hail from. Jakarta is a chic city that’s getting a lot of praises for its superbly wonderful and hidden tourist spots. Visiting the dynamic metropolitan during Lebaran will also allow you a side of Jakarta you have never seen before! Far from the usual humdrum and bustling traffics, you’ll experience a lovely, quiet and traffic-friendly Jakarta, available only during the Lebaran season.

5. Malang

colorful houses in malang

Malang is the next one on Indonesia’s map to be the most sought after tourist spot by all types of travelers. Already keeping up with international standard, Malang houses famous museums such as Museum of Transportation, Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe, D’Mask Kingdom Museum and more. Don’t forget the gigantic theme parks of Jawa Timur Theme Park or Malang’s Botanic Garden too!

Suffice to say, Malang is the best choice for the entire family for the most satisfying Lebaran holiday you will have in a while.

For a more comfortable and hassle-free trip, make sure to book your hotel in Indonesia at ZEN Rooms and you’re guaranteed a quality accommodation at a very affordable price!

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Being home to 48 countries, Asia is the largest continent in the world. While some Asian nations are known for being expensive places to travel like Japan and Singapore, there are cheap tourist destinations in Asia that offer amazing experiences for budget travelers.

Don’t worry about it anymore, we’ve got your back with a list of the cheapest places in Asia for you to travel to. They’re not just affordable, they’re also unique, fantastic, and (in most cases) delectable.

1. Puerto Galera, Philippines

white beach in puerto galera

Puerto Galera is a real gem for those looking for cheap tourist destinations in Asia. It offers fun activities that are very affordable like diving and kayaking. The beaches in Puerto Galera have been known to rival the best of the Philippines. This getaway destination, which translates to “port of the galleons,” is just a few hours drive from Manila making it a perfect weekend getaway destination. For a detailed Puerto Galera travel guide, read this.

2. Penang, Malaysia

a street art of a boy riding a motorcycle in penang

This unique location has been known as a “food paradise” but that’s not why it’s one of the cheapest places in Asia. Penang is cheap because it offers so much bang for its buck. It’s undoubtedly unique in its vibrant street art and cultural scene. Check out our short guide on exploring Penang’s street art for a fun trip to cheap tourist destinations in Asia.

3. Bangkok, Thailand

happy asian girls exploring a temple in bangkok, thailand

Thailand is one of the most affordable countries to visit in Asia. The beating heart of the country, Bangkok, is among the cheap places to go in Asia. It offers so much to do, even for those who want to travel on a shoestring budget. Once you’ve landed, head into town and grab yourself something to eat from the huge variety of Asian restaurants available. After that, check out the town’s unique culture and heritage at the Taling Chan market on the canals! You’ll find some of the cheapest (but unbelievably delectable) street food snacks there.

4. Batangas, Philippines

a photo pf a greek-inspired architechture in batangas

We’ve recently talked about how great Batangas is if you want to go hiking. But Batangas is not just all about hiking though. It’s a favorite quick getaway destination because it’s just two hours away from Manila. There are many beaches in Batangas where you and your family or friends can enjoy. Plus, it’s not too expensive to go there that’s why it’s one of the most beautiful cheap places to visit in Southeast Asia.

5. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

a couple posing at a temple in yogyakarta

With some of the world’s most unbelievable temple views, Yogyakarta is the perfect soothing and cheap tourist destinations in Asia. This place is perfect for culture buffs who are madly in-love with anything about art and history.

6. Cebu City, Philippines

girl swimming with the whale shark

Head to Cebu City to see some beautiful sea views. It’s a place where the big city meets island. Some places you can check out in Cebu City are the Temple of Leah, Sirao Flower Farm, and The Pyramid. While for an island experience, make sure to visit Bantayan Island, Malapascua Island, and Oslob where you can swim with the whale sharks. What makes Cebu an amazing travel destination is that everything is so affordable that is why it is one of the most beautiful cheap places to go in Asia. For a more detailed Cebu travel guide, read this.

7. Kandy, Sri Lanka

a happy girl hanging on the train in sri lanka

The list of cheap places to visit in Southeast Asia won’t be complete without Kandy, Sri Lanka in it. It offers a beautiful mix of culture, history, and class. Visit the city’s Temple of the Tooth for a look at Sri Lankan culture at its finest.

8. Chiang Mai, Thailand

a beautiful view of a temple in chiang mai

Chiang Mai is one of the amazingly cheap places to visit in Southeast Asia. Like Bangkok, you can enjoy both the old and modern view of Thailand in Chiang Mai. Make sure to drop by the Wat Phra Singh for an ultimate temple experience. It is one of the most popular temples in Thailand.

9. Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is one of the best cheap places to go in Asia for those who want to party the night away in Sri Lanka. Oozing with vibrant and buzzing nightlife, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is full of fun day and night activities. Take your gastronomic experience to the next level with the local Sri Lankan flavors at good quality restaurants, take a stroll along the beach, check out the many temples they have, or experience the wildlife by visiting the Zoological Garden.

10. Langkawi, Malaysia

a beautiful view of the langkawi bridge

Malaysia is one of the most affordable countries to visit in Asia. And if you’re asking where to go? Langkawi should be on your list! Dubbed as the Mini Jewel of Malaysia, Langkawi offers some of the country’s best beaches and nature getaway. And when in Langkawi, make sure to visit the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Eagle Square, the Langkawi Sky Bridge, Underwater World Langkawi, Tengah Beach, and Tanjung Rhu Beach.

Where’s the best place to stay in Asia?

Now that you’ve seen all the cheap tourist destinations in Asia, it’s time to look for the best place to stay. To make your trip more budget-friendly, check out ZEN Rooms in your desired affordable countries to visit in Asia. Booking with ZEN Rooms ensures that you’ll have comfortable accommodation at comfortable and smart prices. This will leave you with more cash to make the most of your holiday in Asia, no matter where you want to go.