Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr, Festival of Breaking The Fast) marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Syawal – the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. It is also the time for Muslims to commemorate reconciliation. As a general custom, families use this time to make house visits, bury any hatchets and spread merriment. Like Chinese New Year celebrated by the Chinese, there are preparations – such as house cleaning and food – to be had before welcoming Hari Raya Puasa.
Have you ever considered participating in group buys when looking for products and services for Hari Raya Puasa? Here are some things you can consider joining/starting a group buy to enjoy bulk-pricing.
P.S. Talk to Business Providers you trust and know to see if creating a group buy for your local community is possible!
Hari Raya Puasa Group Buy Ideas:
1. Spring Cleaning Service
The time has come for you to clear all the clutter and get the household spick-and-span for house-visiting. However, spring cleaning can be quite a Herculean task. With no many things that require your attention and time, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. So why not delegate by hiring a cleaning company to help you?
Professional cleaners can help you dust, clean and sanitize anything. From kitchen and toilet to windows and grilles, they provide you with the much-needed extra pair of hands during this hectic period.
Examples: Unihome Domestic Service, Home Cleanz
2. Hari Raya Snacks
Having a spread of delectable Hari Raya snacks on the table shows what a good host you are. You can’t possibly let your guests go hungry when they visit, right?
During this period, all manner of sweet treats like your traditional pineapple tarts, kueh makmur, kueh lapis and ondeh-ondeh can be expected. However, old-school kuehs alone might not be enough in this day and age. You definitely will want to include some contemporary Halal finger food to appeal to the palates of all your guests. And where else to get both if not from local Halal bakeries?
Examples: All Things Delicious, Lynn’s Cakes, Butter Studio, Breadwerks
3. Hari Raya Decorations
Get your house ready for the festivity with the mush-have props. Decorations such as “Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri” signs, mosque cut-outs, oil lamps, lanterns, colourful string lights, ketupat dumplings, and the crescent moon and star garlands are great for setting the mood and getting everyone into the spirit of Hari Raya Puasa.
Examples: Party & Gifts, AZ Gift & Trading
4. Potted plants/Artificial Plants
Green is a popular colour for Hari Raya Puasa due to its association with Jannah (Islamic paradise). And what better way to weave some green elements into your home than by having some leafy plants around your home?
Examples: Vanda Win, MingSing, Toh Garden
5. Flower Arrangements
Pair your potted plants with some flowers. Popular fresh flowers to use include anthuriums hydrangeas, peonies, orchids and chrysanthemums. If you prefer flowers that can last longer, consider tropical cuts, like heliconia and ginger, that thrive in heat and humidity.
Examples: This Humid House, The Floral Atelier, Ask a French
6. Tailored Traditional Costumes
Nothing fits your body like well-tailored clothes. Have your traditional costume (baju kurung, baju pahang, baju melayu etc) tailored to fit your shoulders, chest, hips, waist and legs so well it sharpens your entire look.
Consider coordinating the colour with your family because it just looks so much cooler when a family is wearing the same colour!
Examples: Tekka Trends, Wendy Tailor, L.A. Fashion
7. Vehicle Grooming/Cleaning Service
For those of you with cars, it would be nice to have your vehicle sparkling clean and ready for house-visiting.
Examples: SENSHA Singapore, Revol Carz Makeover, GroomWerkz
8. Car Rental Service
Consider a car rental service if you don’t own a car but have many relatives to visit. It can help make your house-visiting more convenient and less time-consuming.
Examples: Car Club, Asia Express, EAZI, Lion City Rentals
Talked to some Business Providers and one is willing to give you a special group buy deal? Don’t forget to use EstateJio app to host your group buy!