The Halal Travel Podcast | Eid 2021: Hari Raya Special

By Halal Trip | 17, May, 2021

As the blessed month of Ramadan ends, Muslims around the world celebrate the coming of the month of Syawal with Eid-ul Fitr! Or how we call it here in our region; Hari Raya! In this episode, we talked about the things we look forward to every Eid and how different last year's Eid was. Answering some exciting Eid-related questions from the office, covering all aspects of Eid. Like how to expertly evade intrusive Makcik questions, the best hari raya tunes, and how much is too much to spend on celebrations?


What to Listen For

  • Eid Mubarak!
  • Special dresses for a special occasion - Baju Kurung
  • Questions for this Episode
  • Favorite Raya Memory
    • Hazirah's Filming fever before last year's Circuit Breaker
    • Nurul reminiscing about traveling together with her family on the back of the open-top trucks
    • Raudha's excitement for Eid year-on-year and collecting Duit Raya when she was younger, the trio's visiting schedules on Eid
  • Favorite Raya Tune
    • Nurul: Sepasang Kurung Biru - Khairil Johari Johar
    • Raudha: Ewa Ewa Hari Raya - Malek Ridzuan
    • Hazirah: Hadi Mirza & Taufiq Batisah - Kenangan di Hari Raya
  • What is the English version of Eid Mubarak / Selamat Hari Raya? - Are there no English Eid Mubarak songs?
  • Takbir differences in different countries - Culture-specific
  • Christmas Advent Calendar, but for Ramadan
  • Do you think Bazaar Ramadan will return next year?
    • With booking? - For crowd control, timeslots maybe, a hassle for the elderly
  • What are your Hari Raya pet peeves?
    • Questions from the Mak Ciks - a reason for small talk and recce, the questions change with age
  • How much is too much to spend for Raya/Eid?
    • What do people spend on? 
    • It's too much when they have to borrow money to buy something?
    • One time in the year for some to splurge
    • Wearing Baju Kurung or traditional clothing for everyday use
    • Spending on things to use even after Eid
    • Hazirah's goodie bags
    • Sampul Duit Raya ideas - Ketupat, Ninja Turtle, creative
    • Eid and Hari Raya Ads - Might be problematic and not worth it when trying to impress others
  • How do you overcome the typical Mak Cik questions?
  • Ideas to celebrate Eid / Raya by Zoom or virtually?
    • Mcdonald's commercial - Using technology to celebrate virtually
    • Based on last year's celebration - Taking turns to talk - family by family
    • Making your own music video via Zoom
  • Do you think it is necessary for people to learn how to cook traditional food?
    • If we don't inculcate that in ourselves, then who else? 
    • It is up to us to keep the traditions going
    • Will there be a rise in catering food for traditional food?
  • Baju Kurung outside of Hari Raya
    • Normalize Baju Kurung!
    • Not yet a norm yet in Singapore but it would be nice
    • There are some who do
    • Not only Baju Kurung, but it may also be for other traditional clothes like Qipao, etc.
  • Selamat Hari Raya and Eid Mubarak!


More Eid 2021 Content

Eid Mubarak


Ramadan & Eid 2021 Page


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