It is kinda early to blog about Hari Raya Puasa but this is one big Malaysia holidays festival. The other biggie is the Chinese New Year holidays. These two Malaysia holidays have to really watch out when you are planning for a trip to Cameron Highlands. If you are self drive you can have some measure of control over your transportation. But if you are without your own car and have to rely on public transportation like bus and coaches, then you have better think twice about your holiday planning that will clash with the above Malaysia holidays.
I received a comment from a tourist in India who was planning to travel to Cameron Highlands on the eve of Hari Raya Puasa. Definately the bus and coaches would be fully booked if there was no prior arrangement made for a bus ticket booking.
He could try Kang Tours and Travel which run a private minivan service, but then again if their driver go on leave during that time (who knows? He may want to balik kampong!) then their minivan service would be disrupted too.
So the best is to avoid going during this period since logistic would be a big problem. Especially when almost the whole of Malaysia would be on the move. Hey, not just the Malays go balik kampong, the Chinese and Indians and various others would take the opportunity to do so too!
If he can, he should try to change his flight ticket and his hotel in Cameron Highlands booking to another period and avoid the clash with Malaysia holidays festival. Of course he is welcome to join in the mad rush fun!
Hari Raya Puasa is on 10 and 11 Sep 2010 (Friday and Saturday)