13 March 2018

2018 Long weekends leave hacks

2018 Long weekends

If you don’t already know, 2018 has another 7 long weekends waiting for you!

Maximise your Annual Leave (AL) for your travels


Song Saa Private Islands Photo: Song Saa Private Islands

#1: 3D/2N short getaways that you do not need to take leave for, plan them during these long weekends

• 30 March (Friday): Good Friday
• 15 June (Friday): Hari Raya Puasa


Angkor Wat Siem Reap, Cambodia Photo: Maxim B. on flickr

#2: Only 1 AL needed for a 4-day trip, plan to take them on these days

• 30 April (PH: 1 May (Tuesday) Labour day)
• 28 May (PH: 29 May (Tuesday) Vesak day)
• 10 August (PH: 9 August (Thursday) National day)
• 5 November (PH: 6 November (Tuesday) Deepavali)
• 24 December (PH: 25 December (Tuesday) Christmas day)


Parga port, Greece Photo: Greekboston.com

#3: Take 8 days off for a 14-day break on these days

• 10, 13-17, 20, 21 August (PH: 9 August (Thursday) National day)


Glass Igloo, Laplan Finland Photo: Kakslauttanen Artic Resort

#4: Take 5 days off for a 11-day break on these days

• 24, 26-28 and 31 December (PH: 25 December (Tuesday) Christmas day)


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  • Up for a mystery tattoo?
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Throwback to the first ever Ink & Cut where we celebrated the amazing art of tattoo and counting down one month to the 2nd edition on 23 & 24 June!
More details on thecathay.com.sg.
  • No wrongs the right ramen can’t fix. 😋
  • Singapore’s first Carom Billiard Bar – Thirsty4Balls has opened at The Cathay, level 4 and it sure is designed for the gram with pretty pastel walls and a ball pit “jacuzzi”!
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A spin to the game we’re familiar with, this is played with only four balls on a pocketless table. The goal is hitting both red balls in a single shot.
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Play or just chill out here cause beers are going at just $8 nett per bottle!
  • It’s the season finale and final showdown! This is an episode not to be missed! 
Catch In My Backyard tomorrow at 9:30pm on Channel 5 and stand to win F&B vouchers from The Cathay!