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A vacation is everything for most of us as we have made strenuous efforts in our working place for our vital survival. The vacation is the stress buster moments, celebrating a special occasion, going to dream places, family or friends gatherings, business appreciation moments, and much more. The vacation moments in the contemporary can be expressed digitally via photo upload on social media such as Facebook, Tik Tok, or Whatsapp. These are the moment and days we will want only the most nostalgic, everlasting and great experience. When planning a vacation, we will ensure that our travel to and from the vacation happens without mishaps. The vacation or holiday can be overseas or domestic travel.

Domestic travel tourism will be in places like Langkawi Island, Pangkor Island, Perhentian Island, Mount Kinabalu, Sipadan Island, Penang Island, Pahang, Perak, Port Dickson and a lot more. In Malaysia, they are various vacations together with tourist spot, which is well-liked. The highways in Peninsular Malaysia, especially the North-South Highways, connect the north and south of Peninsular Malaysia from Bukit Kayu Hitam to Johor Bahru and the East Cost Highway, which connects the east coast of Malaysia like Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. Because of that, some vacation lovers will have a choice to travel by road or by air.

The argument of domestic vacation travel can arise on choosing the best days—the weekday travel or to go vacation on the weekend. Most vacation lovers will prefer to travel on weekends as that is when they have a day off from work and school leaves. This scenario is ideal for those working during ordinary office hours, 9 am to 6 pm, yet some do not have a break on the weekend as they are working shift jobs; thus, they will prefer to go on vacation on the weekdays. This vacation travel excludes the public holiday if it falls on weekdays.

Vacation on weekends will be adequate for everyone having a weekend off. Nevertheless, choosing a holiday on the weekend does have its demerits. The accommodation for the places to visit will be costly on weekends as it is expected that many visitors will flock in. Some of the preferred accommodations may be fully booked, or as mentioned before, the price will be exorbitant.

Another thing is that the weekend vacation will be marred with overcrowding and massive traffic jams. For instance, travelling to Cempedak Island in Kuantan, located on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, will generally be a breeze during weekdays as the chances of being caught in massive traffic congestion are nonexistent. The beach on the weekday, too, is not crowded, and the parking lot will be easily available on the island.

If the vacation lovers had chosen their relaxation day on weekdays, the accommodation would be cheaper, under no circumstance will they be overcrowded, and the severe traffic jam would be nonexistent. For instance, if vacation lovers travel to Port  Dickson on weekdays, they will have a smooth trip as they are fewer cars, eliminating the massive traffic congestion scenarios. He can also get accommodation in Lexis Hibiscuit Hotel, considered one of the best accommodations in Port Dickson, for a lower price.

For the aforementioned vacation place, if the vacation lovers had chosen to travel on the weekends, they would experience massive traffic congestion, higher accommodation prices, and overcrowded scenarios. In an example of staying at the Lexis Hibiscuit in Port Dickson on the weekend, the vacation lovers will need to endure massive crawling traffic congestion to the Port Dickson main town; conversely, on the weekdays, this situation is non-existence.

There is another instance where vacation lovers book accommodation on the weekend but end the holiday on the weekdays to avoid the massive traffic jam. The weekdays in truth, are a better day for making a holiday or relaxing as the vacation lovers can have lower accommodation price, does not need to crawl into a traffic jam and also avoid the scenario of overcrowded. For those choosing the vacation on the weekend, it is because they are getting days off on the weekend. In some instances, they are also a scenario that can be due to a family gathering, making it suitable for a weekend vacation.

The vacation on the weekend can give rise to these situations, which can agitate some vacation lovers as they want a good relaxation time but end up caught in a massive unfortunate situation. Those who had chosen to have their vacation on weekdays will have a great time as the scenario is suited for them to have a relaxation time. The weekday vacation is a fantastic time for a holiday, yet not many of us can have these great scenarios due to our working commitments and the school time off for those with kids.

Crucially, the weekdays are the time for accomplishing our tasks in the workplace or school for those with kids. Most of these critical situations come on the weekdays; thus, one of the main reasons the weekend vacation is chosen as the best day. Some parent does not want weekdays as they do not want to disrupt the children’s education process, and some working individuals do not want to disturb the work. Choosing the weekdays’ vacation means they need to apply for the days off via the annual leave as these can affect their leave count. Some prefer to keep the leave and use it for public holidays such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas and many more.

In a nutshell, the weekday vacation is the best time for relaxation; however, due to the crucial commitment in the working place and education related, most vacation lovers will choose to travel on weekends, enduring some of the scenarios mentioned above. Those not tied up to any crucial task on the weekdays will select the vacation on the weekdays and not on the weekend to avoid the holiday-disrupting scenario mentioned above.


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