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‘Hack’ the 11 Public Holidays in 2019 and get 36 more!

Ever thought that you hardly had any holidays? Well, stop worrying as we have done the math for you. All you need is to take 14 days of leave and you get a grand total of 47 holidays!

Refer to our handy chart below to find out how to hack all of the 2019 public holidays in Singapore! We picked out six perfect destinations to suit every traveller.

2019 Long weekend public holidays travel hacks

1. For city lovers: Shanghai

Blending a futuristic skyline with irresistible Old World charm, Shanghai is a fascinating place to experience contemporary art, traditional culture, food, or shopping. Make sure you check out Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria to get your drink on!

2. For outdoor types: Sydney

Sydney truly has it all. From surfing and wildlife to shopping, coffee and gourmet food, one thing’s for sure: you’ll never be bored! Make sure you check out the amazing beaches that Sydney has to offer such as the ones at Bondi and Manly. 

3. For beach bums: Krabi

With its pristine beaches and laid-back charm, Krabi is the perfect spot to snorkel, kayak, or just unwind and soak up the sun. Bring the sunscreen and tropic like it’s hot!

4. For serious foodies: Osaka

Osaka is a real foodie paradise, so come prepared to eat your way through the city. And when the sun sets, make your way to Namba district for a taste of Osaka’s raucous nightlife. Just don’t be surprised if you end up partying till dawn!

5. For shopaholics: Kuala Lumpur

Explore KL’s buzzing night markets, where you can load up on laksa, satay, and roti canai, as well as every knick-knack you can think of. For more upscale shopping, check out Suria KLCC, Pavilion, or Mid Valley Megamall.

6. For trailblazers: Colombo

Source: Atlas & Boots

Sri Lanka’s capital city is a hive of excitement and activity as it develops and grows. This vibrant hub is modernizing quickly but still retains its old world charm, and serves as a convenient jumpoff for the beaches of the south and mountain heights of the interior. There is even a Safari for the adventure lovers where you will be able to see animals such as Leapords and Elephants up close! 

Pro Tip: Make it a point to stay at The Galle Face Hotel, Sri Lanka’s most iconic hotel. 

Holiday MonthLeaves NeededTotal Holidays
New Year’s DayJanuary14
Chinese New YearFebruary15
Good FridayApril14
Labour DayMay25
Vesak DayMay03
Hari Raya PuasaJune49
National Day & Hari Raya HajiAugust04
Christmas DayDecember49

Source: Ministry of Manpower

Ready to take advantage of all your 2019 public holidays? Head to Skyscanner today to check out the best flight, hotel and car rental deals! For easy booking on the go, download our mobile app here too.

Originally published in June 2016 and updated in September 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.

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