Archive for Public Holidays
I regret booking that flight on AirAsia! Really my mistake!
This is my first time that I pre-book a flight for next year without the release of public school holidays released for 2013. And oh boy, I got myself into some expensive lesson.
When I counted the first school term holiday, I counted the primary school holiday shall start sometime on 9 March 2013. So happily I booked three tickets to Bangkok on AirAsia. Not exactly super cheap but still alright to us.
Recently I checked MOE website and shocked to find out that the school holiday starts on 16 March 2013 instead. It starts one week later.
My retribution? If I have to change my flight dates, I have to pay $50 per sector per seat. This cost up to $300 amendment fee.
Now I am really in a fix
So for those readers out there. Don’t act as crazy as me to book your flight without confirming the school holiday or public holidays for 2013 . Here are the dates:
Travelers must be rejoicing when you see the calendar for 2012. If you are scratching your head thinking how to plan a long weekend holiday in 2012, the calendar below provides you the answer!
So you have 13 days of public holidays.
Use 12 more days of annual leave and you get 39 days of holiday!
For myself, I have benefited from the long weekend in April 2012 to visit Japan during cherry blossom period.
Hmm… lets dream of all the great travel destinations you can visit in 2012.
Lets check out Hong Kong holidays 2011. Hong Kong is a lovely place to visit if you love shopping and food. I love the memories of eating my hearts out at the Hong Kong cafe and of course the dim sum!
Remembering my recent trip to Hong Kong in July 2010, I was shocked to find so many tourists in Macau and Hong Kong. Later I realized that whilst July is not a holiday in Singapore, it is actually a school holiday season in China. From this experience, I realized it is actually important to check out the holidays of China if I plan to go to Hong Kong again.
Planning a trip to Australia in 2011? Check out Australia public holiday next year and take note of special festivals which you will like to experience.