10 Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2018

10 Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2018

Thinking of when to take leave? We’ve compiled a list of ten long weekends for you to make your dream getaway come true this 2018.

Listen up, fellow Malaysian travel enthusiasts: the official list of national public holidays for 2018 is already out! We understand how much you might be in need of a getaway, considering how we’re almost one month into 2018 without a day off. Well here’s some good news we’ve saved you the trouble and put together a list of long weekends you’ll be enjoying this year.

For starters, here’s a list of all the official national public holidays in 2018:

  1. Chinese New Year, 16 February – 17 February
  2. Labour Day, 1 May 2018
  3. Vesak Day, 29 May 2018
  4. Hari Raya Aidilfitri, 15 June – 16 June
  5. Hari Raya Haji, 22 August
  6. Merdeka Day, 31 August
  7. Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s Birthday, 9 September
  8. Awal Muharram, 11 September
  9. Malaysia Day, 16 September
  10. Deepavali, 6 November
  11. Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday, 20 November
  12. Christmas Day, 25 December

And… These are the long weekends:

  1. New Year’s Day, 30 December – 1 January (Saturday to Monday)
  2. Chinese New Year, 16 February – 18 February (Friday to Sunday)
  3. Hari Raya Aidilfitri, 15 June – 17 June (Friday to Sunday)
  4. Merdeka Day, 31 August – 2 September (Friday to Sunday)

A total of 4 long weekends throughout the year seems pretty dismal, we’re not going to lie but don’t get too upset! There’s a way to increase that number, and it only takes 6 days of vacation leave. Yes, just 6 days of vacation leave will grant you another 6 long weekends:

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When to take leave:

  1. 1 Day Leave on 30 April (Monday) = 28 April to 1 May (Saturday to Tuesday)
  2. 1 Day Leave on 28 May (Monday) = 26 May to 29 May (Saturday to Tuesday)
  3. 1 Day Leave on 10 September (Monday) = 8 September to 11 September (Saturday to Tuesday)
  4. 1 Day Leave on 5 November (Monday) = 3 November to 6 November (Saturday to Tuesday)
  5. 1 Day Leave on 19 November (Monday) = 17 November to 20 November (Saturday to Tuesday)
  6. 1 Day Leave on 24 December (Monday) = 22 December to 25 December (Saturday to Tuesday)

Just imagine the destinations you could fly to with a lil’ bit of planning.

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So after taking that 6 days of leave, these are the 10 long weekends you can get in 2018:

  1. 30 December 2017 – 1 January 2018
  2. 16 February 2018 – 18 February 2018
  3. 28 April 2018 – 1 May 2018
  4. 26 May 2018 – 29 May 2018
  5. 15 June 2018 – 17 June 2018
  6. 31 August 2018 – 2 September 2018
  7. 8 September 2018 – 11 September 2018
  8. 3 November 2018 – 6 November 2018
  9. 17 November 2018 – 20 November 2018
  10. 22 December 2018 – 25 December 2018

Now that you have a clearer picture of all the mini breaks you’ll have throughout the year, you’ll be able to start planning your weekend getaways! Make sure to download TripZilla’s 2018 long weekend planner and handy cheat sheet which you can refer to anytime and anywhere.

What are you waiting for? It’s never too early to start researching for your future travels! If you ever need some inspo, we’re always here to help you out.

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Teri Anne Tan

If she's not binging on Korean BBQ on a night out with her friends, Teri Anne is most probably at home rewatching Studio Ghibli films or planning her next trip abroad. She loves reading, indulging in clothing hauls, and listening to hits from both K-pop and '80s British Rock. Her ultimate dream? To enjoy a mug of hot chocolate under the Northern Lights in Iceland.

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