Many employees have struggled to utilise annual leave allowances due to COVID-19 travel restrictions and boarder closures. Singaporeans have taken to exploring their own backyard, with hotels seeing a spike in local bookings over the past year. This is in part due to a government initiative to support hoteliers with a staycation stimulus package worth S$45 million.
Some unused leave may be able to be carried forward, depending on company policy. And with vaccination rates rising around the world, 2022 looks to be a more promising year of international travel, with companies already in talks about travel bubbles, green lanes, and loosing of restrictions for vaccinated travellers.
To prepare to use your 2022 leave allowance, along with any carried forward leave, we’ve put together a calendar of the 2022 public holiday dates in Singapore, along with which dates to apply for leave to truly make the most of the long weekends. For Singapore 2021 public holiday dates, click here.
Singapore Public Holiday Dates 2022
New Year’s Day
1 January 2022 | Saturday*
Chinese New Year
1&2 February 2022 | Tuesday & Wednesday
15 April 2022 | Friday
1 May 2022 | Sunday
Tuesday, 3 May 2022, will be a public holiday for Labour Day
Hari Raya Puasa
2 May 2022 | Monday
15 May 2022 | Sunday
Monday, 16 May 2022, will be a public holiday for Vesak Day
Hari Raya Haji
9 July 2022 | Saturday*
9 August 2022 | Tuesday
24 October 2022 | Monday
25 December 2022 | Sunday
Monday, 26 December 2022, will be a public holiday for Christmas Day
*Public holidays falling on a Saturday should be provided as days-in-lieu, to be utilised at any point throughout the holiday year. An exception is if Saturday is an employees usual working day, in which case, the Saturday will be an off day.
Swingvy Leave Management Software
Swingvy's leave management software makes applying for and approving time off simple. Swingvy leave system is integrated directly into your HRMS, with a free HR mobile app for employees quick access. Leave can be applied for on the go in just a few clicks.
Approved leave requests will show up on a shared company calendar, which can be integrated into your Google, iCal, or outlook calendars for easy reference. This ensures everyone in the company stays up to date with who's in and who's out of the office.
Leave reports are also integrated directly with payroll for seamless payment processing.
Find out more about Swingvy Leave.