Working Hours in Malaysia


If you are new to Malaysia and would like know the working hours of government offices or private sectors, take note that the working days of government offices and private sectors in the states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu are different from the rest of other states.

All government offices are opened 5-days a week. In all states except the states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, offices are opened from Mondays to Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays are considered weekends and hence the offices are closed during these days. On top of that, the offices are also closed during the national public holidays and special state holidays. If the public holiday falls on a non-working day, the following day will be declared as a public holiday.

The typical operation hours of the offices here are:

Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur: 8:00am to 5:30pm

Other States: 8:00am to 5:00pm

On Fridays, the lunch break is usually from 12:15pm-2:45pm to allow the Muslims to perform their prayers.


Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu

In the states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, the working days are from Sundays to Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are considered Weekends. The typical operation hours of the offices here are:

Sundays to Wednesdays : 8:00am to 4:45pm
Thursdays: 8:00am to 4:30pm


Banks Operation Hours

Banks also operates on a 5-day week basis. However, some banks in the shopping complexes or selected branches operate 6 days a week.

All States except Terengganu, Kelantan and Kedah

Mondays - Thursdays : 9:15am to 4:30pm
Fridays : 9:15am to 4:00pm
Saturdays - Sundays : Closed


Terengganu, Kelantan and Kedah

Sundays - Wednesdays : 9:15am to 4:30pm
Thursdays : 9:15am to 4:00pm
Fridays - Saturdays : Closed
















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