Malaysia still a hot CNY destination for China tourists, says Putrajaya


Noel Achariam

A child playing in a castle structure decorated for Chinese New Year at the FGS Dong Zen temple in Jenjarom, Selangor, last week. The Immigration Department recorded a 31.3% increase in Chinese tourist arrivals for the CNY period this year compared with 2018, says the deputy tourism minister. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, February 5, 2019.

THERE has been no drop in Chinese tourist arrivals to Malaysia, said Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik, dismissing allegations by local travel agencies of a 15% decrease in bookings ahead of Chinese New Year.

He told The Malaysian Insight that the Immigration Department recorded a 31.3% increase in Chinese tourist arrivals for the CNY period this year compared with 2018. 


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  • PH's war against corruption has added one more advantage to the 'safe factor' for tourists to place Malaysia high up in the visiting list. My last foreign tour using a tourist agent was almost a decade ago. Once the corruption cases verdicts are known and the guilty punished, Malaysia's tourist potentials will increase further. PH's biggest worry will be keep close watch on racial issues and so called 'Arab influence'' going out of control. Only via good education planning and implementation there will be an added attraction value to increase and attract more tourist to visit Malaysia. As it is, people of the two major races in the world live in Malaysia in harmony , well being and happiness.

    Posted 3 years ago by Citizen Pencen