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Jan-May Tourist Arrivals From Singapore Up 11.5 Per Cent


SINGAPORE, July 8 (Bernama) — Tourist arrivals from Singapore between January to May 2013 recorded consistent growth over the same period last year, says Tourism Malaysia director for Singapore, Noor Aine Ismail.

“To date, we have received a total of 5,209,286 tourist arrivals from Singapore, an overall increase of 11.5 per cent in arrivals.

“Last year, we welcomed about 13.01 million tourists from Singapore — a drop of 2.75 per cent from 2011.

“This drop has mainly been due to the change in statistics calculation, which was based on ‘Country of Origin’ instead of ‘Country of Residence’,” she said at the Tourism Malaysia Media Night on Thursday here.

The Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign announced earlier this year aims to showcase the diversity in culture, traditions and heritage, as well as to promote Malaysia as a premier destination with more attractions and destinations, she added.

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