Most of us use the Sarawak Government Almanac just to plan our upcoming holidays which in most cases ties in with public holidays. Others such as the Chinese uses it to find corresponding dates in the Lunar calendar; Muslims use it to identify corresponding dates in the Hijrah calendar. Those in the marine industries will be checking on the timing of high tides in respective locations, and there are those who tracks moon phases and events. Sometimes there are annual events which are not public holidays but noted in the almanac too. All-in-all, I believe everyone can find some use in the almanacs. Knowing the frustration in getting own copy from the very limited supplies out there (which is only printed once a year), am putting up the table here to help those who can’t get their own copy on a timely manner – yes, these Sarawak Government Almanac 2012 is now just starting to appear in local bookstore or magazine stalls.
P/S: According to the almanac, it looks like Deepavali is still not a public holiday here in Sarawak.