It’s never too early to make vacation plans.
Those who love going on quick and fuss-free getaways (without expending too much of their annual leave) should know this: It hasn’t been quite so easy the past two years, given that there were only four long weekends to play around with. Good news — next year will see a whopping seven long weekends. There will be 11 public holidays in 2020, four of which will fall on a Friday, while three will fall on a Sunday.
We all know what this means — time to maximise your leave for easy peasy weekend escapes. Below’s how we think you should plan your leave to fully make use of what you have:
|PH Dates||Notes||Take leave on||Total|
|New Year’s Day||1 Jan 2020 (Wed)||2-3 Jan (Thu and Fri)||5 days|
|Chinese New Year||25 Jan 2020 (Sat)|
|26 Jan 2020 (Sun)||Monday is a PH||3 days|
|Good Friday||10 April 2020 (Fri)||13 April (Mon)||4 days|
|Labour Day||1 May 2020 (Fri)||4, 5, 6 May (Mon – Wed) and 8 May (Fri)||10 days|
|Vesak Day||7 May 2020 (Thur)|
|Hari Raya Puasa||24 May 2020 (Sun)||Monday is a PH||3 days|
|Hari Raya Haji||32 July 2020 (Fri)||3 days|
|National Day||9 Aug 2020 (Sun)||Monday is a PH||6-7 Aug (Thu and Fri)||5 days|
|Deepavali||14 Nov 2020 (Sat)||13 Nov (Fri)||3 days|
|Christmas||25 Dec 2020 (Fri)||3 days|
And now for the most important part — where oh where to go? Whether you are going for just a snappy three-day holiday or you decided to take a few days off to make it four or five, here’re some suggestions.
By Joy Fang, April 2019 / Images: Shutterstock
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