Thanks commentator JJ.
Think about it guys.
We do rest a lot, okay.
All that despite so many of us complaining about the supposed hard life these days.
For a bunch of hard pressed people, we don't seemed to complain too much about resting a lot.
Anyway, sometimes I do wonder if all those public holidays are really necessary.
Over the period of this one month, we have six public holidays.
Compare them with the number of public holidays in Singapore.
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They only have 11 for the whole of this year.
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That doesn't include special impromptu holidays like in Johor when the JDT team won some sorts of football tournament a few years back.
You can read about it here,
Guess, that's just the way things are in this country.
I don't think we can change it anyway because people will jump up and down if we want to cut down on the number of holidays.
Many will be up in arms on racial and religious sensitivities, okay.
Anyway, if I may suggest, why don't we make it that certain holidays are only the rest days of those who are really connected with the occasions which warrant them.
Raya only for Muslims, CNY only for Chinese, Deepavali only for Hindus, Christmas only for Christians, etc etc etc.
Those not really affected have to go to work.
How about that?
For one thing, we can reduce the congestion at the highways during those festive seasons.
I know, some of you all may ask, How about celebrating together gather?
I think, those really celebrating those occasions will appreciate it more if the rest of us can stay at work instead of joining the balik kampung rush and causing traffic jams and such.
Anyway, I don't think we need to shut down the entire workforce for holidays such as Awal Muharram, Wesak and Thaipusam.
Let's just the Muslims take the day off for Awal Muharram, Buddhists for Wesak and Hindus for Thaipusam.
As for the special holidays....I think if JDT wins a tournament, let the players, coaches, manager, team owners etc etc have a holiday. The rest of Johor should continue work as usual.
Same goes with the other states.
Well, in conjunction with this restful public holidays month of September, here's a song,