Thousands of China tourists skip smoke-shrouded Malaysia

Khoo Gek San

Smoke enveloping the Kuala Lumpur skyline yesterday. Malaysia stands to lose thousands in arrivals from China and millions in tourist dollars. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 23, 2019.

THOUSANDS of Chinese nationals have cancelled their holidays in Malaysia because of the smoke enveloping the country, said the Malaysia Inbound Chinese Association (Mica).

“More than 100 tour groups from China, Hong Kong and Macau have decided to cancel their trips here in September and October,” Mica president Angie Ng told The Malaysian Insight.

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