There’s no such thing as planning too early. That’s why with the vacation preparations for the year-end holidays still underway; we’re giving you a heads up on what to look forward to for your next holiday getaway.
Whether you have a knack for travelling or exploring local spots, it’s great to know that you’ve got five long weekends at your disposal on your future itinerary.
Singapore Releases List of Public Holidays for 2019
The Ministry of Manpower has announced that there will be five (5) long weekends in Singapore in 2019 as follows:
- April 19 – Good Friday
- May 19 – Vesak Day (Sunday)*
- August 9 – National Day (Friday)
- August 11 – Hari Raya Haji (Sunday)*
- October 27 – Deepavali (Sunday)*
*The following Monday will be a holiday.
Other Public Holidays
- January 1 – New Year’s Day (Tuesday)
- February 5-6 – Chinese New Year (Tuesday and Wednesday)
- May 1 – Labour Day (Wednesday)
- June 5 – Hari Raya Puasa (Wednesday)
- December 25 – Christmas Day (Wednesday)
For travel inspirations, you can consider going on a relaxing getaway retreat at nearby Bali, or visit the sleepy colonial town of Malacca to rest your mind and unwind before you get back to the daily grind at work.
Singapore as a city is a melting pot of cultures and colours, so there’s a perfect place for everyone to be represented within the city. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look and what you’re really up to. If shopping and dining is your thing, there are plenty of bazaars and night markets you can check out. Similarly, if you’re interested in culture and the arts, you can explore a number of locations here such as Chinatown and Little India for your fix of a cultural retreat.
What’s great about living in Singapore is that you don’t run out of events or activities to do as the government is actively promoting events that highlight the city’s unique charms, as well as a choice venue of performers from all over the world.