Tourism in Numbers

By Yap Jo-Yee

September 2020 STATISTICS
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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...

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Yap Jo-Yee

is a research analyst at Penang Institute whose interests range from development issues to behavioural economics. Her latest goal is to use ggplot2 without Google’s help.