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There Are 16 Long Weekends In 2018, And We Teach You How To Fully Utilise Them

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There Are 16 Long Weekends In 2018, And We Teach You How To Fully Utilise Them
Believe it or not, we’re barely three months away from 2018. Honestly, where did the time go? It feels like it was just March yesterday and now, it’s October.

For some Malaysians, 2017 so far has been a very memorable year, thanks to their never-ending adventures around the world which they have carefully documented on their Instagram feed just to make their friends envy of their jet-setting lifestyle.

One minute they’re jet-setting across Europe and the next thing we know, they are relaxing on a secluded beach somewhere off the Sabahan coast.

Ahh! That's the life!

Maybe a wonderful European escapade?
If you think you’re still consumed with wanderlust and have the itch to book another flight ticket to some exotic destination, well, we’ve got great news for you!

We’ve combed through the 2018 calendar and compiled a list of 16 long weekends and suggested vacation dates for you to fully utilise and plan your trips ahead. Trust us, having an early head start will save you a lot of money.

P/S: Some of the dates proposed may only be applied to those residing or working in KL or Selangor only.

January

You can go on hoilday early and end of the month!
Public Holidays:
  • 1 January, Monday (New Year)
  • 31 January, Wednesday (Thaipusam)
Take leave on:
  • 30th December 2017 – 1st January 2018 (Saturday to Monday) 
  • 29 & 30 January (Monday and Tuesday) [Total days off: Five days for two Annual Leaves] OR
  • 1 & 2 February (Thursday and Friday) [Total days off: Five days for two Annual Leaves]

February

Where will you be spending your Chinese New Year at?
Public Holidays:
  • 1 February, Thursday (Federal Territory Day)
  • 16-17 February, Friday and Saturday (Chinese New Year)
Take leave on:
  • 2 February (Friday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]
  • 12-15 February (Monday-Thursday) [Total days off: Nine days for four Annual Leaves]

May 

February can't March, but April May.
Public Holidays:
  • 1 May, Tuesday (Labour Day)
  • 29 May, Tuesday (Wesak Day)

Take leave on:
  • 30 April (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]
  • 28 May (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]

June 

Selamat Hari Raya!
Public Holiday:
  • 15 &16 June, Friday and Saturday (Hari Raya Aidilfitri)
Take leave on:
  • 18 June (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]

August

Where will you be going off to?
Take leave on:
  • 22 August, Wednesday (Hari Raya Haji)
  • 31 August, Friday (National Day)
Plan your holidays on:
  • 20 & 21 August (Monday and Tuesday) [Total days off: Five days for two Annual Leaves]
  • 23 & 24 August (Thursday and Friday) [Total days off: Five days for two Annual Leaves]
  • 3 September (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]

September

September is the best time to go on a 2-week holiday!
Public Holidays:
  • 9 September, Sunday (Hari Keputeraan YDP Agong)
  • 11 September, Tuesday (Awal Muharram)
  • 16 September, Sunday (Malaysia Day), replacement leave on 17 September (Monday)
Take leave on:
  • 10 September (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]
  • 14 September (Friday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]

November

Happy Deepavali and Maulidur Rasul!
Public Holidays:
  • 6 November, Tuesday (Deepavali)
  • 20 November, Tuesday (Maulidur Rasul)
Take leave on:
  • 5 November (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]
  • 19 November (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]

December 

Wow, so many holidays. Goodbye 2018, hello 2019!
Public Holidays:
  • 11 December, Tuesday (Sultan Selangor's Birthday)
  • 25 December, Tuesday (Christmas)
  • 1 January, Tuesday (New Year)
Take leave on:
  • 10 December (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]
  • 24 December (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]
  • 31 December (Monday) [Total days off: Four days for one Annual Leave]

*All festive season dates are subject to change.
* For replacement leaves, it may vary according to your company or learning institution, so remember to check with your HR department before applying for a leave of absence. 
 
 
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