Johor F&B outlets hit hard by dip in Singapore tourist arrivals


Khoo Gek San

The Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors' General Association says Johor-based members' income has fallen by 30% due to the drop in Singaporean tourist arrivals. – AFP pic, April 2, 2019.

JOHOR’S F&B sector is feeling the pinch due to declining tourist arrivals from Singapore, said industry players.

They attributed the drop to delays at immigration counters and tensions between the countries since Pakatan Harapan took over Putrajaya.


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  • Instead of guessing, do a survey in Singapore. Both at the checkpoints and within the country at various locations.

    Posted 2 years ago by Malaysia New hope

  • Hope some people learn a good lesson here that is don't simply open your mouth if you don't have solid facts and figures. Sentiment alone is not good enough. The Jew of the east has acted and hitting where it hurt the most, our pocket. We raised the issue through press conference while they raised and countered it through their Parliament house, see where the different lies.

    Posted 2 years ago by Teruna Kelana

  • Come on if you keep depending on visitors you aren't going to grow! Also don't forget imported inflation. It is better to curtail human traffic in this instance. Malaysia, step up your game and stop all cars taking groceries out of Malaysia. Do everything possible to make it difficult such that only real tourists come in and not people who want to go the supermarket!

    Posted 2 years ago by K Pop