Visit JB more ?


ricohflex

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Beginning next year. This is not new. That was the case pre-1994.

Of course we will continue to visit JB. To tourists and visitors it is a non-issue. The hotels, shops, food joints, restaurants and recreation outlets like KTVs, massage spas, reflexology centres will always be open for business regardless of what day it is.

This only means that instead of Sat & Sun, they will have Fri, Sat & Sun as a holiday. Although they say Sun is not a holiday, in practice they will relax on Sunday. Johoreans will have more fun and enjoy life more.

Just don't show off your money or behave arrogantly and you will (usually) be safe.

As to whether Singaporeans will visit JB more often will depend on whether:
• Singaporeans got more money to spend.
• Singaporeans are attracted elsewhere - say to other competing nearby destinations.
• JB has more recreation outlets that Singaporeans are looking for.
• JB crime rate againsts tourists/visitors
• currency exchange rate bewteen SGD and Malaysian Ringgit.


It has nothing to do with whether Friday or Sunday is their official holiday.
 

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diver-hloc

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I work shift and most weekends anyway....when and if I go JB....its always in the weekdays, never in the weekends. So, all in all, doesn't bother me...
 

Bukitimah

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Does that mean if you park there on Sunday, need to display parking coupon and Saturday is free?
 

cks2k2

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having worked in a state that had such a system, i can tell you: it's not a big deal unless you need to deal with govt agencies and banks.
most private businesses (except banks) will continue to operate mon-fri.
 

ed9119

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so no banking services available on Friday and Saturday

and Muslims in Johor going back to work on Sundays ?

or maybe now its a 3 day weekend by default
 

kei1309

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so no banking services available on Friday and Saturday

and Muslims in Johor going back to work on Sundays ?

or maybe now its a 3 day weekend by default
depends.

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said private companies had the option of maintaining or changing their rest days.
it's very clear that they're doing this to win back the Malay vote
 

ricohflex

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Definitely a 4 day week with 3 day weekend.
 

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