The Ministry of Manpower has released the list of Singapore’s public holidays for next year, with the good news of four long weekends (with holidays either falling on a Friday or Monday) in 2018.
The three-day weekends will come over the following holidays – New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Good Friday and Hari Raya Puasa.
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Under the Employment Act, if a public holiday falls on a Saturday, an employee who is not required to work on a Saturday is also entitled to another day off or an extra day’s salary in lieu of that public holiday.
Additionally, an employee who is required to work on a public holiday is entitled to an extra day’s salary at the basic rate of pay.