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!

Malaysia

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.

Singapore

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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