Singaporeans can expect 7 long weekends next year

September 2, 2009 by  
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SINGAPORE: Singaporeans can expect seven long weekends next year as a result of public holidays falling just before or after a weekend.

phpbxekokTravel agents said they are anticipating an increase in business as many will likely take advantage of the public holidays to go abroad. Agents such as SA Tours and CTC Travel are optimistic that business will pick up next year after the effects of the H1N1 global outbreak and economic crisis wear off. They plan to promote short packages to regional destinations for those who want to travel over the long weekends. One public holiday to take note of is the Chinese New Year. The first day of the Lunar New Year in 2010 falls on Sunday, February 14, which is Valentine’s Day. For Deepavali next year, it is presently deemed to be November 5, but the date needs to be checked against the Indian Almanac when it is available. Should there be a change, the Manpower Ministry will issue a press release to announce it.

By Zhang Tingjun, Channel NewsAsia
Posted: 08 June 2009 2252 hrs

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