Everyone’s on the edge of their seats waiting for the new moon to show up and signal the start of Raya! Is it going to be Friday or Saturday? It’s like waiting for your crush to text you back – equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking.
With the date still up in the air, it’s going to be difficult to plan for the festivities, especially the long drive back. And let’s face it, transportation during this time can be a bit of a headache, with everyone deciding to hit the roads all at once!
Raya Bersama TREVO
If you’re on the highway during this festive season, you are bound to see thousands of cars in all shapes and sizes making their way back to their hometowns. For some, their long journeys are accompanied by their family members and for others, their friends. It is the balik kampung experience that they will share together.
For several others, it is not just the journey, but they also share their cars so that more people can reach their destination safely and in-time for Raya. In the spirit of Raya, we asked Malaysians to share their car-sharing experiences and here are their stories.
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The One About That Big Family Trip
After the birth of their adorable twin girls, Imran and his wife’s loyal four-seater sedan is no longer capable of driving the family back to their hometown in Kelantan comfortably (and safely). Time is running out and the couple is overwrought by the thought of not being able to go back to their hometown this year.
That’s when Imran’s close friend, Kim decided to give Imran the keys to his seven-seater MPV for the whole week. The MPV had the extra space they needed for the babies’ car seats while still having space at the back for their older kids to sit and nap during the long journey. Kim’s generosity to share his car is an act of kindness that Imran will definitely remember – and he will be bringing back tons of homemade rendang for his friend after the trip!
The One About The Dodol Brothers
As the self-proclaimed “dodol masters” of the family, Fahmi and Faizal face the monumental task of making enough dodol for their entire extended family every Raya. For the past 5 years, the brothers had to drive their own compact cars separately to fit their luggage and the big dodol wok.
This year, their cousin Faiz is tagging along and offered to use his four-wheel drive for the trip. The trunk had ample space to secure the wok, ingredients, and luggage. The best part is that Fahmi, Faizal and Faiz could finally balik kampung together – something they haven’t done since they were kids. Thanks to the 4WD’s extra stability and off-road performance, the guys’ journey home is now smooth like butter (and dodol)!
The One About The Besties And Their Raya Road Trip
Nura and Dee are childhood friends who have always celebrated Raya with each others’ families. This year, the duo decided to do something different and rented an SUV for a three-day cross-country road trip across Malaysia.
They travelled through peninsular Malaysia, stopping to visit their relatives in different states. Was it a conventional Raya? Nope, but Nura and Dee had an incredible trip exploring the peninsula together. The vibes were immaculate and that SUV? Such a clutch.
The uncertainty is like a flashback to the chaos of last year’s Raya when everyone scrambled to balik kampung after Raya was announced a day earlier. But whether its a surprise Raya or not, one thing that does not need to be a “surprise” is your ride back to celebrate – thanks to car-sharing platforms like TREVO.
It provides an abundance of choices but it is also an act of kindness that anyone would appreciate wholeheartedly – especially during Aidilfitri. To be able to balik kampung and spread love is the perfect way to celebrate Hari Raya. As the trusted peer-to-peer car sharing platform, TREVO provides this act of kindness literally in the palm of your hand!
The TREVO app connects over 4,000 vehicle owners and those who need to rent vehicles. In just a couple of clicks, you can reserve your Raya ride at the best prices and save even more with the Raya Bersama TREVO promotions so you can drive during Aidilfitri in style. When booking a TREVO ride, users will be entitled to a discount of RM100 by using the promo code HARIRAYA120, and 22% off with the promo code HARIRAYA22.
For more information about TREVO and the Raya Bersama TREVO visit: https://trevo.my