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Holday leave days

Postby legendmo » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 5:05 pm

What is the amount of annual leave days an expat can expect to have. Is it 25 days per year or is it much lower. Does it depend on what you can get as part of the expat package.
Public Holidays, is Boxing Day a public holiday in Singapore.
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Re: Holday leave days

Postby the lynx » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 5:13 pm

legendmo wrote:What is the amount of annual leave days an expat can expect to have. Is it 25 days per year or is it much lower. Does it depend on what you can get as part of the expat package.
Public Holidays, is Boxing Day a public holiday in Singapore.
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1. It can be as little as 10 days (sad but true). How many you can get a year depends on your negotiation with your hiring employer. Sky's the limit (and your hiring employer's pocket).

2. No. It is not considered a public holiday in Singapore. But on the flip side, you have festivals of all races declared as public holidays (more holidays, wee!).

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 5:17 pm

On average, people only get 8 days off for public holidays in Singapore, as some fall on Saturdays. For 2013, however, more days will be off:

http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practi ... s2013.aspx

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Postby legendmo » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 5:41 pm

Thanks for you help, If you were working at the Singapore Indoor Stad and the Sports Hub, what is a good district to live in that is close to the venue, a good area etc. Not concerned about cost of rent just want to know the areas to look in. Yes I know Singapore is small and all areas are close with transport.
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 5:54 pm

East Coast/Tanjong Katong, Marina/CBD, and Geylang. You have a huge range of prices to choose from between those ;)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 6:02 pm

According to the Employment Act (Cap 50), the minimum annual leave in Singapore is 7 days with an additional day per year of service up to a maximum of 14 days per year. The average, as already noted, is 10 days/year. But if you work in the financial district, then you probably could look at 21 or more days per year, depending on your "package".

There are 10 gazetted holidays per year with 11 if an election year. Boxing Day is not a holiday. The following is approximate as some of the Malay/Indian holidays are subject to verification with their traditional calendars/lunar calendars.

http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?ye ... country=63

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Re: Holidays

Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:16 pm

legendmo wrote:Thanks for you help, If you were working at the Singapore Indoor Stad and the Sports Hub, what is a good district to live in that is close to the venue, a good area etc. Not concerned about cost of rent just want to know the areas to look in. Yes I know Singapore is small and all areas are close with transport.
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You might want to take a look at Tanjong Rhu, then you could probably walk to work. More details in this thread:

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic85701.html
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 11:15 pm

Just a note on boxing day...most employers feel that they're already being generous with 7 leaves. Locals (and recent migrants who think themselves as locals) expect maids to be in service 24/7/365. Working on saturdays is considered normal for jobs that are only monday through friday in other countries. Service jobs are thought of to be 'low class' and thus relegated to "foreign talent." Why would Singapore then recognize boxing day?

Moreover, there's the GSS, the quarterly IT shows and merchants always have "sales."

Not directed at OP, just thinking out loud.

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Postby ringo100100 » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:09 pm

I would say most MNCs get 20-25 days PTO + 11 public holidays.

My company gives 17-21 days PTO (depending on grade), 21-25 days after 5 years. We also get 5 child care days (all levels).

Similar to the UK.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:23 pm

The child care days are surprising, because the law here is 6 days now per annum.

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Postby ringo100100 » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 9:38 pm

You might be right. I don't have kids, so I haven't checked this for a while. I just remember from my HR on boarding, but that was 3 years ago.

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Postby therat » Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:56 pm

6 days child care leave is for parents of Singapore citizen child.

Parent of Non-citizen child only had 2 days child care leave

http://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-practi ... leave.aspx

An employee is entitled to six days of childcare leave per year if he/she is covered under the Child Development Co-Savings Act. The Child Development Co-Savings Act covers all parents of Singapore citizens, including managerial, executive or confidential staff if all four of the following conditions are met:

The child (including legally adopted children or stepchildren) is below seven years of age on or after 31 October 2008;
The child is a Singapore Citizen;
The child's parents are lawfully married (including divorced or widowed parents); and
The employee has worked for the employer for at least three months.



Parents of non-citizens or single (unmarried) parents covered under the Employment Act are entitled to two days of childcare leave per year if:

The child (including legally adopted children or stepchildren) is below seven years of age; and
The employee has worked for the employer for at least three months.

Childcare leave for each parent is capped at two days per year regardless of the number of qualifying children.


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