JOHOR BARU: Express bus companies are already getting ticket bookings for the balik kampung exodus during Hari Raya next month.
The first day of Hari Raya is expected to fall on June 15.
A clerk named Alia from KKKL Express Sdn Bhd said tickets for June 12 and 13 to the east coast states were selling fast due to the large number of Malays from Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu here.
“Commuters are buying their tickets early to avoid disappointment,’’ she said, adding that tickets to the northern states were also selling fast for Muslims returning to their hometowns to celebrate the first day of Ramadan tomorrow.
Mayang Sari Express sales assistant Mohd Rizuan Mat Sarip said the company had not started selling bus tickets for Hari Raya as they usually open two weeks before the celebration.
He said tickets to Muar, Melaka, Kangar and Alor Setar were snapped up fast by university students who would return home to spend the first day of the fasting month with their families.
Cepat Express clerk, who wanted be known as just Dida, said customers could buy their tickets online or from the counter at Larkin Sentral Terminal.