Bridging the Social Distance Divide
The Raya countdown officially begins as we are down to 7 days till the celebration. However, with the recent announcement from the Government we will once again be celebrating the festivities at limited capacities or even away from relatives and friends, depending on where we are stationed.
Thankfully, the wonders of technology allows us to connect with loved ones no matter how far they are. It’s just part of the new normal way of celebrating the festivities. So, even with no balik kampung, you can still gather with your entire family through a screen.
Here are a few things you can do to bridge the social distance divide this coming Raya:
- Set up video calls in your coordinated Raya outfits
Movement restrictions hit the older generations even harder as they usually look forward to a meriah Raya celebration with all the cucus and cicits running around the entire week at home. But don’t let this discourage you from still keeping in touch with your loved ones especially atuk and nenek – just move it virtually! Hop on a group video call in your Raya best, while staying safe in your own home. Better yet, get nenek to share her secret family recipes, so you can enjoy her food even though she’s in a different state. Stay connected and ensure you have sufficient data to do so by conveniently managing your phone and internet bills. Tap on Boost’s ‘Pay Bills’ tile on the homepage to get that sorted.
- Play online games with friends & family
There are endless options of multiplayer games available online suitable to play with your friends & family. From Cards Against Humanity to Scrabble, a family virtual game night is an easy way to bond and have a good laugh. You can also purchase game credits such as PlayStation, Google Play, Mobile Legends, Steam and many more exciting titles directly from the Boost app. For a limited time only, customers that purchase game credits for the first time via UniPin in the Boost app will enjoy RM4 Cashback (min. RM40 spend).
- Plan a movie night
Use a virtual movie hosting platform, or have your loved ones jump on a video call to watch a movie together. Either way, a movie night is always a good family affair. You can easily subscribe to entertainment services such as NJOI and VIU through the app under the ‘Entertainment’ tile in the ‘Do More’ section to watch some Raya classics.
- Pay your loved one’s bills for the month as a Raya gift
Express the Raya love for your loved ones by doing something different this year by embracing the Acts of Service love language. You can pay for their bills or prepaid top up through the Boost app. Bills ranging from electricity, mobile & internet, phone, TV and water are readily available. It just takes a few taps on your smartphone to get those settled.
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Whether you’re with family or spending this Ramadan and Raya away from home, remember to always adhere to SOPs, social distancing and stay safe!