Tourism in Numbers


MALAYSIA’S TOP VISITING country is Singapore, followed by Indonesia, China and Thailand. In 2019 Malaysia received more than 10 million tourists from the city state, making up 38.9% of total visitors. Its popularity among Singaporeans is due to close proximity, tight cultural and linguistic links, and a favourable exchange rate, although tourist arrivals from the country have dropped. However, this is more than compensated by growth in tourist numbers from other countries, reflecting a growing interest in Malaysia as a holiday destination. The total number of visitors in 2019 was 26.1 million, a growth of 1% from 2018. Tourists from Southeast Asia ...

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