Best Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2020

Best Long Weekends in Malaysia in 2020

 

Despite being a country with one of the highest number of public holidays in Asia (we average about 50 altogether!), Malaysians are still some of the most vacation-deprived employees in the region.

The issue is that while we’ve got all these public holidays, we're not utilising the leave we're entitled to - which makes long weekends all the more desirable to stretch our well-deserved days off!

According to the 2018 Expedia Vacation Deprivation study, Malaysians have an average of 16 days of leave a year, but on average, we aren’t using up 4 of those days.

On top of that, the study also found that 64% Malaysians cancel their vacations due to work while 28% still check work-related emails while on vacation. Hello burnout!

 

Beach, sea and palm trees
Already wishing you were here? 

 

Maybe you're in a situation where you feel your employer will be unimpressed if you take those extra few days off, or maybe you really struggle to find the time to fit in a holiday.

Whatever it may be, it's always a good idea to give yourself a break every now and then. 

 

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Wondering how many days you're entitled to? This number varies from employer to employer, but by law, here's the breakdown of the minimum days you get:

  • Eight days for every 12 months of continuous service with the same employer if you've been employed for a period of less than two years
  • 12 days for every 12 months of continuous service with the same employer if you've been employed for a period of more than two years, but less than five years
  • 16 days for every 12 months of continuous service with the same employer if you've been employed for a period of five years or more

And now for the fun part, here's how to get the most out of your annual leave with a breakdown of the best long weekends coming up in 2020.

 

Best long weekends in Malaysia calendar
Mark your calendars!

 

Everyone deserves a break once in a while for their own wellbeing. Start planning that trip with your loved ones. 

Just remember to buckle up with travel insurance!

 

 

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