The Hari Raya holidays is coming up soon, if you wish to spend your holidays with your family by visiting the great sights and attractions, but have no idea which destination to visit, perhaps the latest survey data by can give you some inspirations!

10 Most Searched Domestic Destinations

According to, here are the top 10 domestic destinations that Malaysian travellers searched the most for Hari Raya holidays:

  1. Langkawi
  2. Penang
  3. Port Dickson
  4. Malacca
  5. Kuala Lumpur
  6. Ipoh
  7. Tanah Rata
  8. Brinchang
  9. Johor Bahru
  10. Kota Kinabalu

Langkawi, Penang and Port Dickson are the top searched destinations that Malaysian travellers are interested in for this year’s Hari Raya season. These three destinations are known for their beaches and family-friendly resorts, perfect for a family retreat. Penang is also popular for its rich food and cultural offerings.

Penang Island night view
Penang Island night view

Johor Bahru is experiencing the highest surge in traveller’s interest for this year’s Hari Raya season, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Port Dickson.

Johor Premium Outlets
Johor Premium Outlets

While Kuala Lumpur is typically empty during Hari Raya due to the balik kampung exodus, there is a significant increase in the search volume for KL’s hotels for this year’s Hari Raya season. This trend may be due to the increase in inbound travels from all over Malaysia to the city, known for its extensive shopping, dining and cultural attractions.

10 Most Searched Domestic Destinations

The Hari Raya holidays is not only limited to domestic destinations – many Malaysians also plan to take advantage of the long weekend to explore regional destinations, based on Hotels,com’s data.

Here are the top 10 regional destinations that Malaysian travellers searched the most for this Hari Raya holidays:

  1. Bangkok
  2. Phuket
  3. Bali
  4. Singapore
  5. Hat Yai
  6. Hong Kong
  7. London
  8. Tokyo
  9. Taipei
  10. Hokkaido

The most popular destinations for Malaysian travellers for Hari Raya are Bangkok, Phuket and Bali. Malaysians love Thailand – our Hotel Price Index™ (HPI) data for 2016 also indicated that the country was the most popular amongst Malaysian travellers, and this love affair is not going to end anytime soon.

Banyan Tree Bangkok
Banyan Tree Bangkok

Singapore is experiencing the highest surge in traveller’s interest for this year’s Hari Raya season, with a one-fold increase in the search volume, followed by Hat Yai and Phuket. Singapore is a popular destination for family vacations, with its top-notch museums, Universal Studios theme park and excellent shopping and dining options.


Out of the top 10 destinations, only London is experiencing a decline in search interest this year – with Malaysian travellers focusing more on regional destinations instead of destinations in Europe and North America.

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