Here’s How You Can Maximise Your 2019 Public Holidays In SG And MY


Faruq Senin •  Apr 04, 2018

2018 is coming to a close and the new year is fast approaching so, do you know what that means? It's time to plan your holidays for 2019! (Well, that's if you haven't already?)

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We're pretty sure the next question you're asking is: how many long weekends next year??

If you're in Singapore, say hello to 4 long weekends in 2019! And one of them is a four-day stretch? That's thanks to National Day (9 Aug) and Hari Raya Haji (11 Aug) falling on the same weekend.

In case you're wondering, 4 weekends is the same number as this year, so what's the big deal? Well, that's the official statement but unofficially, who says you can't increase your long weekends by adding a day of leave or two? Let us show you how ?

You can easily take a day of leave each on two Mondays (31 Dec 2018 & 4 Feb 2019) and voila, that's 2 more long weekends to spend with your loved ones ? Plus, you'll get a 5-day stretch for the Chinese New Year break ? That's a perfect excuse to fly out of Singapore for a relaxing trip.

P.S. Still undecided where to go? Check out our guide on the top 10 Muslim-friendly destinations to visit in 2019!

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For our Malaysian friends, don't worry, we've got you covered as well! With a total of 6 (official) long weekends, you can get an extended break while sparing some of your annual leave. But if you want to maximise your public holidays, all you need to do is take an extra 3 days of leave and you'll get 3 more long weekends ? Perfect for a road trip with your friends or family! This guide below shows you all the long weekends for 2019:

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So, if you haven't planned any trips for next year, it's time to start looking for those cheap deals on flights now. But if you're still wondering where to go, check out our guide on the top 10 Muslim-friendly destinations to visit in 2019 ? Have fun planning!