This just comes in my university inbox:
Dear Graduate Students,
1.In line with the Government’s \qleft pro-family \qright initiatives, and to help staff strike a healthier work-life balance, the University has decided to implement the 5- day workweek with effect from 1 Nov 2004.
2. The official operating hours for the University under a 5-day workweek are as follows :
Mondays – Thursdays : 8.30 am – 5.45 pm )
Fridays : 8.30 am – 5.15 pm )
So the rumour was true, Singapore needs more babies. I guess they see the most effective measure is letting peoples stay home. 🙂